Category Archives: Week 3: Failure, Success, and Leaving the World

Week 3 posts.

Leaving the World – Chris Navarro

Nothing this week.           Is Shukke the answer?  I believe the “bad news” is true.  Success does not last (Lecture 2/4).  It is also true that we will continuously be disappointed in this world.  However, would … Continue reading

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Going with the Flow

The night after the blizzard, a friend opened his window wide—in silence we stared out, listening to the soundlessness of the usually busy Boston Ave. The cicada-shell world Frozen still with snow Soon to melt Sitting in the dark room, … Continue reading

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Week 3: Decine, Failure, and leaving the world

Think about Decline, failure, and leaving the world By Songwha Choi             On Saturday morning, I awoke to find the world mantled in a sheet of white snow.             Winter morning—             All the world             Turning white     … Continue reading

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Blizzard

As I was out walking during the height of the blizzard a plow was coming towards me way down the street and I could see the silhouettes of people running in front of it. A light through the storm Two … Continue reading

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Success and its consequences – Mike Charewycz

  Nothing this week The past week of lectures centered on failure, success, and the consequences of both in this universe. I could not help, as lecture progressed on the sixth, but draw a comparison between Chomei and Thoreau. Both … Continue reading

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Failure of Form?

Walking in the Powderhouse circle around 11:00pm on Friday night, passing another group of daring travelers.   I cannot feel my ears. The wind rips around me, silhouettes in the distance.     This week we read about the boy … Continue reading

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Evanescence of Success

By Michael Chu I was walking to Davis square on a Saturday night and experienced the aftermath of the blizzard. Waist- deep snow Narrow pathway Footprints entrenched This week we focused on talking about the concept of ukiyo, the floating … Continue reading

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Success is inevitable

I leaned on a glass wall at a concert I thought about the people I would miss if they were gone and how easily the glass could break. The glass shattered And you reflected in every piece, But only for … Continue reading

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Vanishing Act by Kaveh Veyssi

I was walking home from rehearsal late on Wednesday night when I saw some street lamps illuminate the snow that was falling around them. Falling snow, Illuminated by street lamps, Drifts into darkness. During the past week, what has fascinated … Continue reading

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Balance

I went outside after the snow fell in the morning to find a dead bird on my porch and then looked up to see the sun rising over my neighborhood. A fallen bird— Snow-covered feathers glimmer as the sun rises … Continue reading

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