Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The sublime

I declare an end to the sublime. It's a bourgeois and escapist concept. I meant it when I said that we should just get over it. It had its share. It is over. Especially in connection to religion and nature. It signifies nothing else but nostalgia. I don't want to spend any more time thinking about it. And how to embedd it/not in my practice. I will also not integrate it in my common use of language. Neither in English–That's sublime, dude!–nor in German–Oida, des is erhaben!–not even in an ironic way.