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A friend of mine wrote a blog piece on Ingmar Bergman’s 1973 TV series “Scenes from a Marriage”. In it he writes:
It strikes me that this chapter title cuts to the very heart of the conundrum of negotiating human relationships and that it would have been a great title for the film (or maybe a great new book title for Pema Chodron). Throughout the seesaw emotional battle the husband and wife undergo in this nearly 6-hour journey, we see this issue of “sweeping things under the rug” rear it’s ugly head over and over again. The entire series, in one sense, can be seen as a slow revealing and confrontation of what is under that rug. The range of tonal notes that are played out in scene after scene establish such a believable spectrum of emotive “reality” that it feels as if we are getting the privilege of eavesdropping on an actual couple’s most intimately wonderful and ghastly moments.
Read the rest here.
May 31st, 2013
Thank you Neil deGrasse Tyson. Here’s an excerpt from a series at the John Templeton Foundation:
To assert that the universe has a purpose implies the universe has intent. And intent implies a desired outcome. But who would do the desiring? And what would a desired outcome be? That carbon-based life is inevitable? Or that sentient primates are life’s neurological pinnacle? Are answers to these questions even possible without expressing a profound bias of human sentiment? Of course humans were not around to ask these questions for 99.9999% of cosmic history. So if the purpose of the universe was to create humans then the cosmos was embarrassingly inefficient about it.
Read the full piece here: PDF
November 11th, 2012
Did you get to catch Sarah Silverman at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music)?
Don’t tell girls they can be anything they want when they grow up. Because it would have never occurred to them that they couldn’t. It’s like saying, ‘Hey, when you get in the shower, I’m not gonna read your diary.’ ‘Wait–are you gonna read my diary?’ ‘No! I said I’m not gonna read your diary. Go take a shower!’
September 14th, 2012
“At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.” — Frida
July 17th, 2012
“Assuming you know your craft, why you do something is more important than how.”
-Gordon Willis, ASC
May 9th, 2012