by Charles Bukowski
There is enough treachery, hatred,
absurdity in the average human
To supply any given army on any given
AND The Best At Murder Are Those
Who Preach Against It
AND The Best At Hate Are Those
Who Preach LOVE
AND THE BEST AT WAR
I hate atheists just as much as I hate the Bible belt Christians in my part of the world. When you’re on a high horse about your religious or non-religious beliefs and how everyone should agree with you, or simply how you are right and others are wrong, you are fucking ugly as a human being, period. The message concerning religion and spirituality shouldn’t be about what is right. People should shut the fuck up about it altogether and realize that one’s religion or spiritual preference is a highly personal matter, and when a person finds what is right for them, it is something highly beneficial and healthy for their psyche. My beliefs…I’m a pantheist, roughly put, but I don’t ever go around talking about it or trying to convert people into believing what I do. Believe what you want and find your own reasons for finding truth in those ideas you discover and hold dear. Anything else can fuck off.
“Nobody dies a virgin, life fucks us all.”
In case you missed it…
Having a coke with you
Is even more fun than going to San Sebastian,
Irún, Hendaye, Biarritz, Bayonne
Or being sick to my stomach on the Travesera de Gracia in Barcelona,
Partly because in your orange shirt you look like a better happier St. Sebastian,
Partly because of my love for you,
On Racetrack Playa, in Death Valley, California, rocks from a few centimetres in diameter to half a metre have trails hundreds of metres long showing that they have moved across the ground.
The most likely explanation involves the rain and melting snow from the surrounding hills in Spring, leaving many of the rocks partly-submerged in enormous, shallow pools. As temperatures fall at night, ice can form a collar around the base of a rock. This creates enough buoyancy for strong winds to overcome friction with the lake bed. This is only possible because of the flatness of the Playa, which allows wind to gust at 90 mph close to the ground.
A variation of this theory suggests that rather than just a collar, the stones are actually floated by ice rafts and moved by lighter winds.
In any case, the movement probably on lasts less than a minute and may only occur every several years.
From The Guardian