With Continual Reference to Justin Kahn.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

The Concept of Irony Events Schedule: February.



"What is necessary, after all, is only this: solitude, vast inner solitude. To walk inside yourself and meet no one for hours--that is what you must be able to attain. To be solitary as you were when you were a child, when the grownups walked around involved with matters that seemed large and important because they looked so busy and because you didn't understand a thing about what they were doing. And when you realize that their activities are shabby, that their vocations are petrified and no longer connected with life, why not then continue to look upon it all as a child would, as if you were looking at something unfamiliar, out of the depths of your own solitude.."

--Rilke
Quoted in Anneli Rufus' Party of One: The Loner's Manifesto.


(Justin made up the flyer, but the book is real. If you are one of Justin's close personal friends, then good for you. But you probably already know a lot of this stuff. If you are stalking Justin and/or interested in developing a deeply intimate relationship with Justin, you would do well to read this book. On second thought if the later applies, skip the book. Justin is growing weary of his vast inner solitude.)

12 comments:

alecia said...

why didn't you color in the g?

and i want to come to the discussion party! and i want to be able to leisurely read random books about solitude but i can't because i am too busy fake reading important political theorist texts! sorry, that just kind of came out of no where. have a nice dayyyyy.

maleah said...

Justin, if the latter were to apply, but one lived not in the fourth quandrant of Cleveland Heights, would one still need to consider skipping reading the book? I would prefer the stalking at the moment as it seems sort of dark and fitting of my mood and I need to try new things, but I'm afraid of prison. On the other hand, most of my deeply intimate relationships end up feeling somewhat stalker-ish, so what's the difference?

I would like to point out that either way, you are obviously vast on the inside. Alone or otherwise.

Blaux said...

I thought this was going to be about a party between a man and his hand. Then I saw that it was going to last for three hours and thought better of it… but then again that might be why your innards are so solitudeish, because of the meaningless three hour intervals you spend with outside parties.

Other books you might enjoy:
The Fortress of Solitude

Single: The Art of Being Satisfied, fulfilled, and Independent

Z for Zachariah

Jackass, The Movie, The Book

Justin said...

Umm, what are you trying to say with recomending "Jackass, The Movie, The Book"?

And is there actually a book?

Please tell me no.

Please tell me we do not live in a world where I do not have a book, but Jackass, does.

j.

Justin said...

aluminum,
Study party flyers. I have replicated their aesthetics perfectly.


j.

Justin said...

princess maleah,

See I read your blog.

I guess the book is worth reading, not skipping, regardless.

That is an important point to make, b/c I believe the stalker laws are particular stringent, in the 4th Q.

j.

Jenn said...

Solitude is overrated.

Especially the vast inner variety.

I say you open the floodgates and let your stalkers in.

Pepper Medley said...

Justin,

Rilke also said,

wie meinen taglichen Krug
wie meiner Mutter Gesicht,
wie ein Schiff,
das mich trug
durch den todlichsten Sturm.

I love discussion groups - will there be crying on the inside? Sometimes people cry a little when I point out that what they wrote isn't an anagram. I don't mean to make people cry...most of the time.

Pepper

Sassy Sundry said...

Justin Stalkers of the world, crash his book club!

alecia said...

aha!
it was pepper!
thank you for pointing out my mistake, and you will be pleased or not so pleased to know that i actually did NOT cry at all, not even a little, when my anagram was revealed to be an acrostic.
maybe because i realized that when you squint your eyes and read them really fast, the words kind of look/sound the same.
definitions, shmefinitions!

part-time buddha said...

and here I was reading The Lorax to get a better idea of you.

Sophie T. Mishap said...

You've got to meet me halfway. Like maybe Reno.