Saturday, June 26, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
"One of the surest tests [of the superiority or inferiority of a poet] is the way in which a poet borrows. Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different. The good poet welds his theft into a whole of feeling which is unique, utterly different than that from which it is torn; the bad poet throws it into something which has no cohesion. A good poet will usually borrow from authors remote in time, or alien in language, or diverse in interest."
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense. Never for attack.
Anger, fear, aggression... the Dark Side of the Force are they! Easily they flow... quick to aid in a fight.
You will know! When you are calm, at peace. Passive.
We all fall to the Dark Side from time to time. Yelling at those who we love. Giving that asshole the finger after he cuts you off. Taking a little extra for yourself, even though it's not yours. The failings of humanity.
This is the beauty of the story of Anakin Skywalker. He represents the worst in us all. He shows us the blood on our hands after we unleash our own inner Death Stars. He is fear and being afraid.
Even better, he is also the spark. The tiniest glimmer of light in the blackest dark. That seed of hope. There is still good in him...