As a writer, I only photograph, in words, what I see. If I write of “sadism” it is because it exists, I didn’t invent it, and if some terrible act occurs in my work it is because such things happen in our lives.
Marriage – the most meaningful relationship there is in all human life and it can be whatever you decide to make it. There is no greater happiness for a man than approaching a door at the end of a day knowing someone on the other side of that door is waiting for the sound of his footsteps.
God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. What water is there for us to clean ourselves? What festivals of atonement, what sacred games shall we have to invent? Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us? Must we ourselves not become gods simply to appear worthy of it?
The God of the Old Testament – a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.
We used to say “the bee’s knees” to a person or something that was wonderful, great, or marvellous. And as a matter of fact there is truly something magnificent about the bees in themselves. Let’s look at the most popular kind — the honey bees.
Traditional agriculture uses about 70 percent of the water on our planet. That’s alarmingly high number, especially when one considers how irreplaceably important the water is to all life surrounding us.
Time, as a line we travel along, is simply a mathematical abstraction that helps us understand the world. All of the existence is contained within “now.” The future and the past are not “places” that physically exist. The future is a prediction, and the past is a memory. Nothing more.
Did you know that about 70 percent of US foodstuff’s final retail price comes from transportation, storage, and handling, rather than from the actual food production?