The 08/17/13 Joy Jar

17 Aug

vMoi has been walking all over and she notices the various types, forms, and shapes of concrete. From pillars which support highways to planters, to sidewalks, to buildings – it is everywhere. Sometimes, they try to pretty it up by coloring it or embossing it, but it is still concrete. Because it forms so many useful structures, today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is concrete.

“The road is a word, conceived elsewhere and laid across the country in the wound prepared for it: a word made concrete and thrust among us.”
Wendell Berry

“Clearly, then, the city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo.”
Desmond Morris

“There is always opportunity until concrete is poured.”
Rosaleen Tallon

“Concrete is, essentially, the color of bad weather.”
William Hamilton

In the abstract conception of universal wrong,
all concrete responsibility vanishes.
Theodor Adorno

Christianity stands or falls as a living program,
a way of life, made concrete in the life of man by
the life of God through the life of the concretely living Christ.
-Kenneth L. Pike

Art is the concrete representation of our most subtle feelings.
Agnes Martin

Evil is the product of the ability of humans to make
abstract that which is concrete.
Jean-Paul Sartre

For though we often need to be restored to the small,
concrete, limited, and certain, we as often need to
be reminded of the large,
vague, unlimited, unknown.
A. R. Ammons

Total loyalty is possible only when fidelity is emptied of all concrete content,
from which changes of mind might naturally arise.
– Hannah Arendt

It is in literature that the concrete outlook of humanity receives its expression.
Alfred North Whitehead

Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw,
hear what you heard, feel what you felt.
Relevant detail, couched in concrete,
colorful language, is the best way
to recreate the incident as it happened
and to picture it for the audience.
– Dale Carnegie

For myself, I do not now know in any concrete human
terms wherein my individuality consists.
In my present human form of consciousness I simply cannot tell.
– Josiah Royce

Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life;
everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment.
Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated,
thus, everyone’s task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
-Viktor E. Frankl

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