Friday, August 14, 2009

On Facebook

"Do we want to return to the womb? Not at all.
No one really desires the impossible:
That is only the image out of our past
We practical people use when we cast
Our eyes on the future, to whom freedom is
The absence of all dualities.
Since there never can be much of that for us
In the universe of Copernicus,
Any heaven we think it decent to enter
Must be Ptolomaic with ourselves at the centre."

- W. H. Auden

And there, in a nutshell, is the rationale for Facebook.


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Kripa said...

and what,in a nutshell, is the rationale for blogging?

Falstaff said...

kripa: Since you ask -

"Because I know that time is always time
And place is always and only place
And what is actual is actual only for one time
And only for one place
I rejoice that things are as they are and
I renounce the blessed face
And renounce the voice
Because I cannot hope to turn again
Consequently I rejoice, having to construct something
Upon which to rejoice."

-T.S. Eliot

km said...

Using an Auden poem as a rationale for Facebook.

That's why we visit your blog.

brinda said...

echoing what km said...

Anonymous said...

echoing what brinda said about echoing km. . .

Falstaff said...

km: Thank you

brinda: ank ou

anon: an u

hopscotch said...

And I, in a nutshell, love both the rationales...