Mark Rimmell (markrimmell) wrote,
Mark Rimmell

  • Mood:
I heard the following quote on a radio play this week. One character was explaining his love of À rebours by Huysmans and how this novel had led him to the conclusion that…

"Our culture has become so commercialised, so debased that the only option left is to retreat from the world and indulge ones own aesthetic tastes."

Nice to have the luxury to be that indulgent but it concerns me that "retreat" means turn ones back on the world, ignore the suffering.

I'm reminded of another quote...

"I reject your reality and substitute my own"
Adam Savage

  • Second Bedroom Work Continues

    I'm looking forward to the day when I can return to this post and think to myself "I'm glad that's all finished". Maybe that…

  • Plastered.

    I have difficulty allowing others to work on my house. I find it very stressful getting tradespeople in. The usual conversation when discussing the…

  • Can sleep....

    This has always been a problem for me. Back in 2002 when I started this LJ thing, I was having problems with insomnia. I was just checking some old…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.