Reality: Love It Or Leave It

Shot Of The Day: August 18, 2014

QOTD: Als Künstler weiß ich, dass das Realitätsprinzip Bullshit ist.
— Thomas Altfather Good (Ungläubiger Thomas)

Auf Englisch:
As an artist, I know that the Reality Principle is bullshit.
— Thomas Altfather Good (Doubting Thomas)

Quote not yet included in:
The Hip Pocket Guide To Offbeat Wisdom by William Sauer

Backstory: Upon the completion of another iteration I find myself thinking of Ernst Thälmann, who was executed by Hitler on 18 August 1944. I carry a 20 Mark coin (aus DDR) which bears his image. I feel a connection. And so, on this day – an anniversary for both Ernst and me, I quote yours truly: both the proverbial title and the quote itself. As regards the image – I’d rather have a bottle in front of me than the alternative. I think we need a new reality principle…Saint Herbert (Marcuse) would agree. As would Tom Waits, Dorothy Parker, etc… — TAG

Vielen Dank an Mark Schimmer für die genaue Übersetzung.

Equipment: Nikon F2 Photomic (DP-1) / Soligor (Tokina) 28mm f2.8 (Ilford HP5 / Kodak HC-110)

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