• Aesthetics
  • Durienism

    Smells like hell but taste like heaven, or as one writer aptly described the dual pleasure and pain of the durian fruit: “It’s like eating the most delicious custard out of a toilet bowl.” It’s something I think about frequently: What if you really dislike an artist—or a thinker—in their real life form but you […]

  • Philosophy
  • Tinker Away

    It is important to have a secret, a premonition of things unknown. It fills life with something impersonal, a numinosum. A man who has never experienced that has missed something important. He must sense that he lives in a world which in some respects is mysterious; that things happen and can be experienced which remain […]