“The best lack all conviction, while the worst are filled with passionate intensity.” Yeats said that, but so did Lou Reed, quoting him live at the Bottom Line, NYC. Narrative by Jeff Bridges in the fabulous film “The Only Living Boy in New York” opening scene. Who remembers this title from a Simon & Garfunkel song?
Many of my readers know the extraordinary PBS program hosted by Dr. Robert Kuhn, “Closer to Truth.” Simply put, Kuhn explores the deepest questions of our existence related to Cosmos, Consciousness, and Meaning…
Here is one of Kuhn’s most provocative published articles titled “Virtual Immortality” published in Skeptic Magazine in 2016. I use it in my classes:
Kuhn - Virtual Immortality - Skeptic Magazine - 21-2 - 2016
I was totally knocked out by these lines in the HBO series “True Detective” tonight.
A lost child is a void, that echoes backwards and forwards in time. It encompasses not just the rooms you were in with them, and are no longer, or even those rooms you will never enter together. The negation is deeper. It is the knowledge that every room you enter for the rest of your life, they should be there, and are not. And your memories of them become totems to that absence. A lost child is a story that’s never allowed to end.
True Detective, Season 3, Episode 6 at 54:33 minute mark…