from Tragedy to Comedy

“The happy ending of the fairy tale, the myth, and the divine comedy of the soul, is to be read, not as a contradiction, but as a transcendence of the universal tragedy of man … Tragedy is a shattering of the forms and of our attachment to the forms; comedy, the wild and careless, inexhaustible…

Our Doubts are Traitors

“Our doubts are traitors, And make us lose the good we oft might win      By fearing to attempt” William Shakespeare, “Measure for Measure” Are we wired to be self-defeatist? An article I recently read in February 5, 2007 issue of Neuroeconomics addressed the topic of ambiguity and pessimism. Apparently when dealing with expectations of…

What is art but…

“What is art but a way of seeing?” -Saul Bellows Just found out that the author of one of my long time favorite books “Ways of Seeing” John Berger is from my recent London abode of Hackney.  I discovered this mural on a walk around Dalston.