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Jorge Luis Borges: The Task of Art The task of art is to transform what is continuously happening to us, to transform all these things into symbols, into music, into something which can last in man’s memory. That is our duty. If we don’t fulfill it, we feel unhappy. A writer or any artist has the sometimes joyful duty to transform all that into symbols. These symbols could be colors, forms or sounds. For a poet, the symbols are sounds and also words, fables, stories, poetry. The work of a poet never ends. It has nothing to do with working hours. Your are continuously receiving things from the external world. These must be transformed, and eventually will be transformed. This revelation can appear anytime. A poet never rests. He’s always working, even when he dreams. Besides, the life of a writer, is a lonely one. You think you are alone, and as the years go by, if the stars are on your side, you may discover that you are at the center of a vast circle of invisible friends whom you will never get to know but who love you. And that is an immense reward. Thx @robinsloan

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昔、石炭問屋だった婆さんが「これは百編言われるから覚えなくていい話だけど、商人は商人からしか値切らないんだよ。もし職人から値切る商人がいたら、それはペテン師だから追い返しな。職人は仕事を割り引いてやるわけにゃいかないからね。お前が職人になれたら、百編は言われる話だけどね」と。
11人でサッカーの試合に臨むチームがあったら、相当、馬鹿にされると思うんだけど、なぜ、会社だと許されますかね〜
以前「電車男」ってTVドラマがあって、各オタの部屋のセットとかかなり”それっぽく”仕上がってたんだけど、ガチのオタからみるとやっぱりなーんか違和感があったんだよね。色々考えたんだけど、結論「フィギュアやポスターなど分かりやすいアイテムが多い割に、『本』(本棚)が無い」だったんだ