January 25, 2009

“it moves already in eternity, like a fountain” :: Rilke & Bono

This is worth a mention because I’m reading Rilke right now and, well… I always love Bono. Plus it’s a cool scarf. Have at it, hipsters.

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With all its eyes the natural world looks out into the Open. Only our eyes are turned backward, and surround plant, animal, child like traps, as they emerge into their freedom.

We know what is really out there only from the animal’s gaze; for we take the very young child and force it around, so that it sees objects–not the Open, which is so deep in animals’ faces. Free from death.

We, only, can see death; the free animal has its decline in back of it, forever, and God in front, and when it moves, it moves already in eternity, like a fountain.

Rilke-print scarf, via Edun (“increasing employment and trade for developing regions, especially Sub-Saharan Africa.”)

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  • Jokey aside… A buddy said to me yesterday re: the Lincoln Mem. gig: “As good as they were, y’know what was my favorite thing about seeing U2 play outdoors in the winter? The Edge was, finally, appropriately dressed.” :)

    marc c. — January 25, 2009 @ 11:12 pm

  • awww … yay for the bono and bono scarf love.

    and marc i had that same exact thought about edge and his weather-appropriate headwear.

    c — January 26, 2009 @ 1:08 pm

  • No way! I’m reading through Rilke right now as well. Translated by Stephen Mitchell?

    scott b. — January 26, 2009 @ 9:22 pm

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