People rush to cities touted by media as the most desirable places to live...until overcrowded, overpriced, crime-ridden--
My rent has been raised twice this year. With little money, noisy neighbors, dogs barking all night, why do I still feel like it was not primarily hunting magic, or art for art's sake, or for purely ceremonial reasons that Paleolithic cave art was made, but from a lack. That is, when what we call "humans" left behind, slowly, what they had been--what we call "animals"--in order to become a unique species, tens of thousands of years later they still didn't know--and still don't know--what they are, so unique to nature are they. They missed, then, the security of the animal in themselves, and thus by a leap of their genius I'm the happiest man alive?
Painting, or carving stone; getting stoned, or stoned to death-- the artist, the druggie, the sinner, all act before knowing what of themselves they are sacrificing.