My main task this week has been just to read Heidegger and especially "The Question Concerning Technology". I have nothing to say about it here, because, I'm tired. Tired. This is the mood of my dasein. Billy Dasein's mood today is tiredness. I keep reading this shortish essay I read commentaries and summaries on this shortish essay. And I want to read this shortish essay again. And the summaries and the commentraries. Honestly, it's kind of impenetrable in its mysteriousness. Fuzzy. But, it's mysterious like existence and fuzzy like being. How the hell can we ever hope to capture the essence of these things using words? It's what Heidegger manages to do. And I'm captivated by his thinking. It transforms as thinking can transform being. I read on.
I took a trip to Huddersfield to experience PiPs - Philosophy in Pubs (Philosophy. In pubs.) namely THINK Huddersfield - it was a really nice experience despite having chosen not to drink when I'm going and spending time in pubs with good beer. The conversation was lively and challenging, the people welcoming and friendly. A wonderful model to emulate.
|My favourite "The Plebs" cover|
After that London, a return to Lincoln - infamous birthplace of the tank! and of Billy Dasein! - where it was me and Heidegger, in a hotel room, in our PJs - for a whole day! I wasn't as industrious as I usually am on my writing retreats, given the presence of headaches and fatigue (see above), but I was kind enough to myself to just take it easy and read what I could and not worry about it overmuch.
More reasons to be cheerful: Jeremy Corbyn! Being on call to Being! No hangovers (except for the one that lasted all week, ha!). Didn't realise at the time, because I've been feeling a little frazzled, but looking back, really quite a significant week in many ways. Cheerful Reasons. To Be.