Time Capsule #48
Korean BBQ, Otto von Bismarck, and an epic Kendrick Lamar interview.
✏️ Go to the Limits of Your Longing
God speaks to each of us as he makes us,
then walks with us silently out of the night.
These are the words we dimly hear:
You, sent out beyond your recall,
go to the limits of your longing.
Flare up like a flame
and make big shadows I can move in.
Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror.
Just keep going. No feeling is final.
Don’t let yourself lose me.
Nearby is the country they call life.
You will know it by its seriousness.
Give me your hand.
Rainer Maria Rilke (1905)
📸 Photo of the Week
Korean BBQ is undefeated.
📖 Book of the Week — Bismarck: A Life by Johnathan Steinberg
A biography of Otto von Bismarck, one of the most influential statesmen of the 19th century. He played a pivotal role in the reunification of Germany and is well known for his realpolitik style of diplomacy.
💭 Quote of the Week
It is in the character of very few men to honour without envy a friend who has prospered.
🔭 Sunday Best
Nardwuar vs. Kendrick Lamar — best interviewer in the game.
Man United 0-2 Man City - A #PL Away Day — Ole’s at the wheel! At the wheel! Thanks for the memories.
Grand Statements About Justice — on the Laws of Ur-Namma. Excerpted from The Rule of Laws: A 4,000-Year Quest to Order the World by Fernanda Pirie.
💡 Food for Thought
The poor are happy with small mercies, the rich unhappy with great blessings.
I’ve been busy recently and haven’t had time to do any original essays — in December I hope to get back to them.
In the meantime, we keep going.