Blog

In this blog I put some of my texts. They are more or less related to my philosophical practice, but mainly of a philosophical nature. I use writing as a way to make sense of the world and our place in it. The writing can in itself function as a form getting to know yourself better.

The Static Movement of Love and Beauty

STATIC MOVEMENT SOUNDS LIKE A CONTRADICTION so how can it work? James Joyce writes that … the tragic emotion is static. Or rather the dramatic emotion is. The feelings excited by improper art are kinetic, desire or loathing. Desire urges us to possess, to go to something; loathing urges us to abandon, to go from…

Climate Protest as Installation Art

DEFILING PAINTINGS IN MUSEUMS as a way to protest against climate change. Throwing tomato soup at a sunflower painting by van Gogh and liquified mashed potatoes at a Monet painting. Smearing cake on the Mona Lisa. How is that going to help the cause? Either the idea is only to get our attention, something which…

Connection

EVERYONE IS GLUED TO THEIR PHONE, absorbed in their little screens they become oblivious to what goes on around them. I must admit that this bothers me as much as it amazes me. What is so interesting there, that they rather stare at it then engage with the rest of the world? Why do they…

Grace

GRACE: “God’s unmerited favour, love, or help”. From Latin gratia: “favour, esteem, regard”. Related to gratis: “without recompense, for nothing”. You are afforded help, a favour, for free. You did not ask for it, you did nothing to deserve it, and still it came. It can be a small thing: the sun breaking through the clouds, a piece of…