Friday, February 25, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

Apparently Aristotle was impressed by the improvisation of the craftsmen that he was watching on the island of Lesbos. They were building rounded columns for which rigid rulers were useless. The craftsmen improvised with a ruler that bends – which we call a tape measure...

And this is the nature of the equitable, a correction of law where it is defective owing to its universality. ... For when the thing is indefinite the rule also is indefinite, like the leaden rule used in making the Lesbian moulding; the rule adapts itself to the shape of the stone and is not rigid, and so too the decree is adapted to the facts. 
Aristotle. "Nicomachean Ethics" quoted by David Herbert in Rigid Rules

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

For attractive lips,
Speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes,
Seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure,
Share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair,
Let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day.
For poise,
Walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
People, even more than things,
Have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed,
And redeemed; never throw out anyone.
Audrey Hepburn quoted on The Ins And Outs Of Looking Attractive, Outside And Inside, In Photos And Out

Saturday, February 05, 2011 the Old Testament, it was more one of worship and awe, a vertical relationship. The New Testament, on the other hand, we look across at Jesus who looks familiar, horizontal. The combination is what makes the Cross.
Bono in conversation with Michka Assayas.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

John Birch. ABSO Jesus