Philographics, a beautiful marriage of design and philosophy by Genís Carreras. Turning complex philosophical ideas into something simple, rich and yet visually appealing.
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Nothing in this world will ever be the same again.
— Lights Out
Shaking, aching, faking, trying to be on this,
Admit it to myself, I’ve got nobody left to call a friend,
I wanna drink again.
I remember a friend asked me how did I manage to be so calm and bear up with my father’s death last year without shedding any tears?
Well, it’s pretty simple.
It’s just, I keep looping on Monty Python’s ‘Always Look on the Bright Side of Life’ in my brain. Which, incidentally, a song to play at my funeral as well.
I’ve learned and accepted the inescapable fate of being a human throughout my life (in a world that prefers to renounce and shun away from the reality of death), I have to say that it didn’t really frighten or demoralise me. I believe that we’re already dead the moment that we’re born. Paradoxical and morbid to some, but as soon as we accept that fact, we’re prepared to accept almost anything.
Death is certain, it’s life that’s not. Crying, wailing or whining over something that cannot be changed is pretty useless I guess. We just need to keep moving on and make the best out of it. As Eric Idle put it:
“Life’s a piece of shit,
When you look at it,
Life’s a laugh and death’s a joke, it’s true.
You’ll see it’s all a show,
Keep ‘em laughing as you go,
Just remember that the last laugh is on you.”
But again, I don’t really care where I’ll go when I die. Just so you know.
Seek harmony in an everlasting relationship.
Find it in things, in tangible materials, in man-made things unmoved by feeling, in art, in poetry, in sounds, in music, in literature, in philosophy, in science, in numbers and letters, in an idea, in a concept, in myriads of non-sensical system of beliefs, in the glorious colours of nature, in sounds of insects or animals, in the air, in the water, in the rock, in the enticing rays of sun and the moon, in stars that spans over infinite galaxies, in the dark, in the light, in solitary, in all things that make a rejoinder with your limited senses.
But, never seek it in an irrational, degenerate, emotional, dishonest, selfish, delusional, manipulative, paradoxical, inconsistent, dejected little pig-skinned creature that will become invalid once its’ heart stop pumping blood, a finite senseless idiotic beings, a malicious alluring liabilities, a cruel unsettling sadistic killing machine, a psychotic self-proclaimed master of all masters, a chaotic mess.
You won’t find harmony nor serenity in such connection. Hence, never try to find harmony in relationship with human beings. In fact, there’s no such thing as harmony when it comes to such relationship.
Hunt for a relationship that transcends time, that surpass consciousness, that defies mortality.
Seek harmony in everything else but human beings.