Nostalgia evokes the past only to bury it alive. IT shares with the belief in progress, to which it is only superficially opposed, an eagerness to proclaim the death of the past and to deny history’s hold over the present. Those who mourn the death of the past and those who acclaim it both take for granted that our age has outgrown its childhood. Both find it difficult to believe that history still haunts our enlightened, disillusioned maturity. Both are governed, in their attitude toward the past, by the prevailing disbelief in ghosts.
Christopher Lasch (via lasch-daily)
Franz Ludwig Catel
If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of
understanding truth and beauty.
- Japanese Proverb
We haven’t had any tea for a week.
The bottom is out of the Universe.
- Rudyard Kipling
Exhibition at Leica Gallery, Salzburg, Austria
Opening August 8, 2014