annabanana is reveling in the tree full (full!) of singing robins in the yard.

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here is rene magritte’s classic Ceci n’est pas un pipe (“this is not a pipe”) created around 1929.

magritte was considered a surrealist artist, and while i have no idea if he was formally an absurdist in the sense that he would have believed there was no inherent meaning to life which puts humans in an often absurd position when they try to create meaning where none exists, he definitely used illogic, the absurd, and randomness in his art.

he once said about his painting: My painting is visible images which conceal nothing; they evoke mystery and, indeed, when one sees one of my pictures, one asks oneself this simple question, ‘What does that mean?’. It does not mean anything, because mystery means nothing either, it is unknowable.


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