Monthly Archives February 2004

1492

There is this scene some 2h16min into Ridley Scott's 1492: Conquest of Paradise Sanchez: You’re a dreamer! Columbus: Look out there. What do you see? Sanchez: I see towers. I see palaces. I see steeples. I see civilization. And I see spires that reach . . . to the sky! Columbus: All of them created […]

Babylon

Contemporary memory is deficient in that we do not really remember anything directly; we merely work backwards and extrapolate any event connected by circumstancial evidence – such as when we find a trout in the milk. We are not truly connected to our past save for moments of intense crisis, emotion, danger, and so on. […]