Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Existential Threat

There is not I like much more than a blurry picture.  You can get many if you shoot at f64, but I don't think this is what that photo group had in mind (link).  It is ironical, though.

I don't much care for sharp detail and accurate rendering.  Means nothing to me.

No transition.  Everyone seems to be using the word "existential" now.  Everything is an existential danger or an existential threat.  When I hear it in conversation, I say, "It is only phenomenological."  Jesus.  It pisses me off.  Who started this trend?

I have done nothing that is worthy of telling.  I should, but it would only get me in trouble.  And trouble isn't what it used to be.  There was a time when I liked to court it more than I do now.  Presently, it is "Safety First."  I think Miss Jean Brodie said, "Children, safety is important, but it certainly shouldn't be first."

And we know how that worked out for her.

These are dangerous times.  There are no movements that accept human foibles.  Both the left and right have set out to viciously perfect the world.  If you are a flawed character, as I have tried to be in following the examples of the great artists of the world, you are in deep trouble.

Look out kid
It's somethin' you did
God knows when
But you're doing it again.

And that, my friends, is what I would call an existential danger.  The check is coming.  You'd better be counting your coins.  

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