Monday, January 21, 2008

no risk but in things
in risk

in failure

or so it goes, since the idea of risk is, i think, always on the minds of writers. hell, risk is probably always on the minds of each individual regardless of obsessions, occupations, or stations in life. risk as a notion belongs in the category of failure since to face risk, or to challenge risk, is also to court failure. but failure is not an option. it is guaranteed in life and endeavour. thus the arts of life and its attendant obsessions require that we must fail, always. success is measured by how well we fail. faulkner noted that the writer's task is to put the whole of life on the head of a pin. an impossible success even as it ends in failure.

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tonight the history channel will broadcast life after people.
looking forward to watching it.

i love that sort of stuff.


At 2:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All of old. Nothing else ever. Ever tried.Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

Sam Beckett- Worstward Ho

cheers, Mickey

At 10:17 PM, Blogger richard lopez said...

mickey: words from the master maker,yes


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