Political activism is seductive because it seems to offer the possibility that one can improve society, make things better, without going through the personal ordeal of rearranging one's perceptions and transforming one's self.
("Still Life with Woodpecker")
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I began to hitchhike in something akin to geological time: slow, ancient, vast.
Death is impatient and thoughtless. It barges into your room when you are right in the middle of something, and it doesn't bother to wipe its boots.
The Earth is God's pinball machine and each quake, tidal wave, flash flood and volcanic eruption is the result of a TILT that occurs when God, cheating, tries to win free games.
A sense of humor...is superior to any religion so far devised.
Magic things are fond of deceptions.
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