“‘History is not the past. History is the past in so far as it is historicised in the present’”

“‘History is not the past. History is the past in so far as it is historicised in the present’”

Jacques Lacan, The Seminar of Jacques Lacan, Book 1: Freud’s Papers on Technique 1953-1954

Bless you, endangered tiger. We’ll see you again on the way back down. —Red Leaf Haiku by © John…

Bless you, endangered 

tiger. We’ll see you again 

on the way back down. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

Grandfather, what’s a steering wheel? My database just says “File not found”. —Red Leaf Haiku by ©…

Grandfather, what’s a 

steering wheel? My database 

just says “File not found”. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

The first casino on the moon will need to have much heavier chips. —Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark…

The first casino 

on the moon will need to have 

much heavier chips. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

The dragon’s back is a hell of a thing to be seeing all the time. —Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark…

The dragon’s back is 

a hell of a thing to be 

seeing all the time. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

wittgensteinsladder: “Anyone who understands me eventually recognizes [my propositions] as…

wittgensteinsladder:

“Anyone who understands me eventually recognizes [my propositions] as nonsensical, when he has used them – as steps – to climb up beyond them. (He must, so to speak, throw away the ladder after he has climbed up it.) He must transcend these propositions, and then he will see the world aright.”

— Wittgenstein, Ludwig. Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, Proposition 6.54

I find a small piece of my soul just sitting by the side of the road. —Red Leaf Haiku by © John…

I find a small piece 

of my soul just sitting by 

the side of the road. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

A good compromise would be for guns to hold just one massive bullet. —Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark…

A good compromise 

would be for guns to hold just 

one massive bullet. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

Being understood is incidental compared to understanding. —Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

Being understood 

is incidental compared 

to understanding. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

Many yellow or blue wares are hidden and found in the red market. —Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark…

Many yellow or 

blue wares are hidden and found 

in the red market. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer