Thursday, May 03, 2007
One of my Favorite Philosophers
"Everything we have to do to get to the truth has to be sneaky. It seems a shame to sneak to get to the truth, to make the truth such an evil, nasty old thing. You gotta sneak to get to the truth. The truth is condemned. The truth is in the gas chamber. The truth has been in your stockyards, your slaughterhouses. The truth has been in your reservations, building your railroads, emptying your garbage. The truth is in your ghettos and your jails and your young love. Not in your courts or your Congress, where the old sit in judgment of the young. What the hell do the old know about the young? They put a picture of old George on the dollar and tell you he's your father - worship him. Look at the madness that goes on. You can't prove anything that happened yesterday. Now is the only thing that's real. You can try to prove that Columbus sailed on an ocean, but it’s not the same ocean, it's a different ocean. It's a different world. Every day, every reality is a new reality. Every new reality is a new horizon. A brand new experience of living."
- Charles Milles Maddox
The photo is Tanya, who is the truth. I am shooting with her again this weekend.
Maddox is not the name that Charles is best known by...you might want to google him...