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Posted in Food For Thought, TEXT with tags , , on December 26, 2010 by ToroToroTokyo

“The present represents a process of transition, and that man may account himself modern who is conscious of it in this sense…”

C.G. Jung’s The Modern Spiritual Problem in “Modern Man in Search of a Soul”

Posted in Food For Thought, TEXT on December 26, 2010 by ToroToroTokyo

Si jeunesse

savait,

si vieillesse

pouvait

JR

Posted in Architecture, Art, Food For Thought, TEXT, Videos, VISUAL with tags , , , on October 21, 2010 by ToroToroTokyo

JR recently won the TED 2011 Prize because of his pervasive photography projects. What started as street art in Paris grew to become a global expository of individuals as unique entities, not as parts of this group, or that race, or this religion. The growth of his projects was organic, unexpected and miraculous all the same. View the video and read more in depth on this artist by clicking this sentence.

GLAD TO THE BRINK OF FEAR

Posted in Food For Thought, TEXT with tags , on August 13, 2010 by ToroToroTokyo

The occasion and the experience…are nothing. It all depends on the capacity of the soul to be grasped, to have its life-currents absorbed by what is given. “Crossing a bare common,” says Emerson, “in snow puddles at twilight, under a clouded sky, without having in my thoughts any occurrence of special good fortune, I have enjoyed a perfect exhilaration. I am glad to the brink of fear.”

-William James, from “On a Certain Blindness of Human Beings”

CHANSON

Posted in Food For Thought, TEXT with tags , on July 30, 2010 by ToroToroTokyo

Quel jour sommes-nous

Nous sommes tous les jours

Mon amie

Nous sommes toute la vie

Mon amour

Nous nous aimons et nous vivons

Nous vivons et nous nous aimons

Et nous ne savons pas ce que c’est que la vie

Et nous ne savons pas ce que c’est que le jour

Et nous ne savons pas ce que c’est que l’amour


Jacques Prevert

MARK WOJDA

Posted in Food For Thought, FULL FEATURE, Music For Your Eardrum, TEXT, Videos, VISUAL with tags , , on June 7, 2010 by ToroToroTokyo

For the interest of full disclosure, the following isn’t about the current state of rollerblading’s industry or the lack of media exposure…It’s simply about what rollerblading has given me and the positive culture and community behind it…Not to mention how badass it’s become…

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HAIKU

Posted in Food For Thought, TEXT with tags , on June 7, 2010 by ToroToroTokyo

There is some…contention…surrounding whether contractions are appropriate to use in haiku. To that I can do nothing but attest to the bizarre nature in which this Biblical piece came about – being what you might call the opposite of religious – and so I find myself loathe to change anything.

Sodom (our Lot in life)

don’t look back,” he says

strong hand taking mine, we run

but i have to know

It’s probably garbage. When I woke up this morning, for whatever reason, I was thinking about curiosity – so strong as to defy logic – and the haiku poured forth in the ensuing seconds before I fully had time to really grasp what was happening.


By James Simone