On the road, on winter nights, no shelter, no clothes, no food, a voice would fasten on my heart:
'weakness and strength:the fact is you are here - that much is strength. You don't know where you're going or why. Go everywhere, answer every greeting. You're no more likely to get yourself killed than if you were already a corpse.'
In the morning my eyes would be so blank, my expression so dead, that people I encountered may not even have seen me.
Arthur Rimbaud - Selected Poems and Letters Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Jeremy Harding and John Sturrock Penguin Books, 2004, p. 147
We are surrounded by Nothing. Everywhere we go, we have no idea what
we're not seeing. We don't know what gravitational fields look like,
what dark matter looks like, what quantum foam looks like, what de
Kooning's drawing looked like, but what the scientists and the artists
are telling us, in their very different ways, is that if we lean in, and
pay very close attention, sometimes what looks like Nothing is the best
place to find the most interesting ... somethings.
“in a day and age of instant gratification and everything moving so
fast, we wanted to do the exact opposite,” says sigur rós’s jónsi
birgisson. “slow tv is counter-active to the world we live in, in that
it happens in real time and real slow.”