I think I know what my favorite sentence in all published scholarship on Heidegger might be. I’m re-reading this essay right now, and it just smacked me in the face. It’s so perfect.
Whether I understand something or not is not up to me (alas).
I mean, that’s fucking golden, right there. High five to you, Béatrice Han-Pile, because that parenthetical “alas” speaks to the core of my being.
All morning long I’ve had a quasi-musical phrase stuck in my head that I think is technically hold music. Or, like, incidental background music for a coffee commercial or something. No words or anything, just a sort of cheesy synth-pop organ kind of sound…it goes like this:
Doo doo doodoodoodoodoo doodoodoodoodoo
doo doo doodoodoodoodoo doodoodoodoodoo
Sound familiar? What is it? Help?
Also, why is my brain playing hold music?
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Don’t you dare sell anything. They say that love of music is the mark of a soul, and we have a concert to look forward to next month!
You’re totally right! I need to give myself a chance to enjoy the glory of Amy Ray’s new album and seeing her show, then make a deal.
Actually, who am I kidding? The instant a demon appeared and was like, “All right, let’s do this thing!” I’d be all, “Whaaaaa? The soul is really real?! I knew it! The soul is real! You can’t have my soul, I need my soul!”, and then the demon would be mad that I called them out of the shower for nothing and probably kill me anyway, but at least I’d have my soul still.
Everything is Heidegger and everything hurts.
Technically, I’m grateful that during such a busy time at the library I have the chance to try and get a little something done on this chapter - that’s really great.
But I swear to you, I’m, like, five minutes away from trying to find a crossroads so I can make a deal.
Much like folks who don’t tip well, people who don’t check to see if there’s someone behind them who might get smashed by the door they’re just casually letting slam closed don’t deserve your friendship.