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Post #1201 • June 27, 2008, 11:47 AM • 5 Comments

I'm taking the day off to paint. Gotta show coming up and all. I'm taking this bit of Frankfurt into the studio:

A person who cares about something is, as it were, invested in it. He identifies himself with what he cares about in the sense that he makes himself vulnerable to losses and susceptible to benefits depending upon whether what he cares about is diminished or enhanced. Thus he concerns himself with what concerns it, giving particular attention to such things and directing his behavior accordingly. Insofar as the person's life is in whole or in part devoted to anything, rather than being merely a sequence of events whose themes and structures he makes no effort to fashion, it is devoted to this.

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1.

ahab

June 27, 2008, 7:20 PM

I, dare I say 'we', are eagerly anticipating the work you'll be bringing.

And the quote pushed me back into the studio just when I thought I needed a little Freitag-Schlafen, so, thanks.

2.

Franklin

June 28, 2008, 6:27 AM

A little who?

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opie

June 28, 2008, 7:00 AM

Literally "friday sleep". An old Edmonton expression to describe the condition caused by too much time spent in the bierhalle Friday evening.

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ahab

June 29, 2008, 6:49 PM

Upon reading the quote I decided to forego the afternoon nap that so often imposes itself upon me whether I've had noontime beers or not and by "directing my behaviour" prove to myself that I care about fashioning things at least as much as my beauty sleep.

It's not just the art we're eager to acquaint ourselves with but Familie Einspruch as well.

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Chris Rywalt

June 30, 2008, 7:45 AM

From what I know of Deutsch, it should be Freitagschlafen. All one word. They love sticking words together like that over there. It makes translating guys like Freud and Kant a real bitch.

I remember Robert Anton Wilson having a character of his say that Wittgenstein is an improvement over Kant, because while Kant is only comprehensible in the original German, Wittgenstein is incomprehensible in any language.

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