Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Timothy Spearman writes

Nietzsche said that the Apollonian principle of an eternity of beautiful form coupled with the Dionysian principle of unmitigated change through becoming combined to form Attic Tragedy. This dynamic was present in the Michael Jackson-Prince dichotomy. Question for you: What did their diametrical opposition produce? What is hidden behind the masks of tragedy and comedy? We laugh till we cry and cry till we laugh and both are in some way cathartic. We feel relieved after a good laugh or cry. The paradoxical coincidence of opposites has fascinated me as a concept since late high school. My dharma name is "Turiiya", meaning "absolute state of non-duality". Shakespeare said it best in "Hamlet": "Nothing's either good or bad but thinking makes it so."

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