Wednesday, February 29, 2012

"Elementary childhood fears: the fear of physical destruction and the fear of social death."
"Alan Turing, the brilliant mathematical logician who played a pivotal role in breaking German codes during World War II, was a great fan of Disney's Snow White. He was said to have chanted from memory the couplet: 'Dip the apple in the brew / Let the Sleeping Death seep through.' Shortly after the British government 'rewarded' Turing for his brilliant work in cryptography by giving him hormone injections to 'cure' his homosexuality, he committed suicide by biting into a poisoned apple injected with cyanide."
"We live in an extraordinarily debauched, interesting, savage world, where things really don't come out even. The purpose of true drama is to help remind us of that. Perhaps this does have an accidental, a cumulative social effect -- to remind us to be a little more humble or a little more grateful or a little more ruminative."

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Food for thoguht

I've got to write a poem,
And my head is full of mush,
And my thoughts are moving in it,
Like a turtle in the slush.
Oh, I cannot write a poem
When my thoughts are in the slush,
So have pity on a fellow
Whose head is filled with mush.