13 December 2019

99 reasons to cry

« La rancune attise la guerre froide, qui est un état d’exception, et le pardon, vrai ou faux, fait le contraire: il lève l’état d’exception, liquide ce que la rancune entretenait, résout l’obsession vindicative. Le nœud de la rancune se dénoue. » 

« L’élan du pardon est si impalpable, si controversable qu’il décourage toute analyse: dans cet ébranlement fugitif, dans cet imperceptible clignotement de la charité, où sont les prises qui rendraient possible un discours philosophique? Dans la transparence limpide de ce mouvement, que pourrions-nous trouver à décrire? »

12 December 2019

the immunological function of music

fly on

The body - and everything that touches it: diet, climate, and, soil - is the domain of the Herkunft. The body manifests the stigmata of past experience and also gives rise to desires, failings, and errors. These elements may join in a body where they achieve a sudden expression, but as often, their encounter is an engagement in which they efface each other, where the body becomes the pretext of their insurmountable conflict. The body is the inscribed surface of events (traced by lan­guage and dissolved by ideas), the locus of a dissociated self (adopting the illusion of a substantial unity), and a volume in perpetual disintegration. Genealogy, as an analysis of descent, is thus situated within the articulation of the body and history. Its task is to expose a body totally imprinted by history and the process of history’s destruction of the body. 

— Michel Foucault, Nietzsche, Genealogy, History

10 December 2019


Le temps mûrit toutes choses; par le temps toutes choses viennent en évidence; le temps est père de la vérité. ~ François Rabelaisde

09 December 2019


We have
a map of the universe
for microbes,
we have a map of a microbe
for the universe.