Blue Siren

These are photographs, paintings, music, and memories that set off that certain spark. Overall, I am a blessed individual and only act the cynic when discussing religion. The beauty of the natural world and the human mind inspire me to believe again. Email me at: jjlchaffey@msn.com
From Edward Hall’s Chronicle
May 19, 1536 (RIP)

From Edward Hall’s Chronicle

May 19, 1536 (RIP)

Certainly the most destructive vice, if you like, that a person can have, more than pride which is supposedly the number one of the cardinal sins, is self-pity. I think self-pity is the worst possible emotion anyone can have, and the most destructive. It is to slightly paraphrase what Wilde said about hatred, I think actually hatred is a subset of self-pity not the other way around, it destroys everything around it except itself. Self-pity will destroy relationships, it will destroy anything that’s good, it will fulfil all of the prophecies it makes and leave only itself. It’s so simple to imagine that one is hard done by, and that things are unfair, and that one is under appreciated, and that if only one had had a chance at this or that, things would have gone better, you would be happier if only this, that one is unlucky… All those things, and some of them may well even be true, but to pity oneself as a result of them is to do oneself is an enormous disservice.

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I think I need to listen to you, Stephen Frey.

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Gilbert and George—World, 1983

Gilbert and George—World, 1983

fer1972:

“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them”. Ray Bradbury

fer1972:

“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them”. Ray Bradbury

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