February 14th, 2019

holy nature

It is in the death flow on a Thursday morning 9:45 AM. A cold gray morning. It is not snowing or raining this morning.

I got up around 7:15 AM this morning. When I came upstairs Carol and Josie were up. I made for breakfast a pot of oatmeal. I ate my oatmeal messing with our main computer. After messing with our main computer I wrote in my paper diary and downloaded a video I made last night before going to bed.

There is not much else to report. Josie and Carol have been playing with Carol's old doll house. I have been wandering the house. I am at a loss what to do with myself this morning. It is impossible to read with noise in the background.

I have next to me this morning a book titled, 'The Spiritual Life' by Campegius Vitringa Translated And Edited By Charles K. Telfer Forword By Richard A. Muller.

Last night there was too much activity around me to read. I did look at last night before going to bed a book titled, 'Death In Florence: The Medici, Savonarola, And The Battle For The Soul Of A Renaissance City' by Paul Strathern. I also looked at these books yesterday in the midst of the house chaos-

'Fin De Siecle: Art And Society In An Age Of Uncertainty' by Shearer West

'Scratches: The Rule Of The Game Volume 1' by Michel Leiris Translated from the French by Lydia Davis

I suppose I will close to drift.

Carol & Josie playing with an old doll house
Josie & Carol

doll house

Josie playing with Carol's old doll house

Carol & Josie
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a diseased civilization

It is now in the flow of degeneration 4:27 PM late Thursday afternoon. Emily just picked up Josie Joy. Carol said she feels like she just worked a 12 hour shift.

I have been wondering my cell and reading, 'Fin De Siecle: Art And Society In An Age Of Uncertainty' by Shearer West. I will now quote from this interesting book that is also a commentary on the days we are currently living-

"Sickness of individuals and families was therefore seen as only one aspect of a sick civilization. Nietzsche's ironic comment, 'Madness is something rare in individuals-but in groups, parties, people, ages it is the rule', later took on more serious forms. The sociologist Emile Durkheim attributed the increase in suicides in the 1890's to this wide social malady: suicide could not be attributed to individual insanity but to a flaw in the fabric society which encouraged excessive individualism or immoderate self-sacrifice. Durkheim's ostensibly scientific study was in reality a comment on what he saw as a diseased civilization . . ." pg. 24
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