Jessica Bibbee

Archive for June, 2009|Monthly archive page


In aphorism, proverb on 20090630 at 01:39

The burned egg was not the rotten egg.


In poetry, rumination on 20090629 at 01:46

If a soul hungers not for food, it is for attention.

If a soul hungers not for attention, it is for space.

When a soul hungers not for space, it is only for religion.

When a soul hungers not for religion, a soul hungers not.


In aphorism, proverb on 20090629 at 01:42

A guilty conscience deviates not far from the right path.


In aphorism, proverb on 20090628 at 01:55

Follow a road, and it will take you there; but it will not tell the way or what lies ahead.

The straight road can turn only but curvy.


In aphorism, proverb on 20090623 at 02:05

The meaning of marriage is but an thing easy to forget, with a ring but a string tied to our finger.


In aphorism, proverb on 20090621 at 11:54

One fool lives a self-pleasing life; another kind of fool lives a life pleasing others.

The wise live not simply to please others nor simply to please the self.


In rumination on 20090621 at 10:49

[on relationships]

In every relationship, we are bound by invisible strings to the other. Some strings tug, others are lax. The longer or more intimate a relationship, perhaps the more strings there are. There are strings that we pull with purpose, and others that we pull without our knowing. Still others ,we pull in knowing, but without intention of pulling. It is this tension and laxity of invisible strings that allows us to stay connected, and feel connected. A lessening in tension is the first step towards actually leaving a person, being disconnected from a person. For it is only when all the strings are lax and there is no pulling on either side that we may lose awareness of the existence of the other person. It is in this way that we are able to busy ourselves in daily life, interacting with various people and moving from one social setting to another. Interaction is simply the orchestrating, the puppeteering of these strings, as if they were to become electrified. Strings can find themselves under tension almost instantly, as when we are surprised, and they can go lax equally as quickly, as the sudden tension of another string releases, or rather rechannels the tension that we originally feel.


In rumination on 20090621 at 10:43

《on trust of words》

We trust others in the sense that we attach their words to their character, and in doing so, our trust for them and their words is alike, without separation. It is not to say that we trust them unconditionally, without pause for concern or doubt, and it is not to say that we must always agree with their words. But we can expect that what is said is more so said by a certain being. It is the richness of this context which allows us to accept one’s words at all.


In aphorism, proverb on 20090618 at 08:09

Who broods alone spares two.

The stone boat that does not sink has run aground.


In aphorism, proverb on 20090617 at 02:08

Any successful relationship must be shared as do two sides share a single piece of a paper, flexing front and back, and never like the two halves of a paper, top and bottom prone to tear.