Aleph, Weil, city-states, supersonic flights, and more
Seven links to worthwhile thin(g/k)s
Hello dear reader!
Here are seven links to bits of the world I have been exploring this week, shared with the hope that you will find them to be an inspiring springboard for deeper thinking.
Simone Weil ‘with a sword’ as a “witness to the modern travail of the spirit.”
I am struck by her loneliness. She wanted to merge with the masses, to be anonymous and unobtrusive – a worker, a farmhand, a trade unionist, a soldier – one among many, working and fighting alongside others. Yet she found true solidarity hard to come by. Everywhere she went, she stood out.
Lange v. California and two other recent SCOTUS decisions. Another development in the world of law: decriminalizing psychedelics.
Book I’m eyeing: Everything Now, Lessons from the City-State of Los Angeles.
Landscapes inside us and stories that unfold “backward and forward in time.”
Things I’ve been enjoying while reading or journaling:
Copper Cow Vietnamese pour-over coffee
Leuchtturm1917 journal (softcover, squared, color sage!)
Scribbling in whatever my Roterfaden journal cover holds (a calendar, Kindle, notepad, letters, Hobonichi notebook!)
Until next week!
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