Issue Three | This Is A Theory

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  • Released May 27th, 2011
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  • Image by Raphael Halin
  • Image: Anna Paolo Guerra
  • Image: Matthais Heiderich

    Poem: Under the Sky They Lit Cities by Travis Cebula

    "and there were streetlightsof blue mercury poison.
    geologic infiltration of delirium
    nocturnal urban ranting, fluid as snowflakes.
    but they were beautiful
    chromatic in their way, in the stars
    the brightest, analog of the city.
    terminal moraine of arc lamps
    spread in spectral meridians above and below.
    evolution of streetlights
    become alien vaporized pink salt,
    blurred pandemic of spreading fugue.
    here, the stars find no sisters.
    contained, the city finds no sky.
    flat ceiling of orange rotting glass:
    opaque, tautologous, masturbatory,
    grounded in recent days and all but buried
    in smoking cobble pre-determined.
    resign to safety this pure disgorged sodium—
  • Image: Alexander Harding
  • Image: Amira Fritz
    Text: "It is the theory that determines what can be observed." Albert Einstein
  • Image: Masako Miki
  • Image: Jonathan Zawada
  • Image: Greg Eason
    Quote: "So strong is the belief in life, in what is most fragile in life – real life, I mean – that in the end this belief is lost. Man, that inveterate dreamer, daily more discontent with his destiny, has trouble assessing the objects he has been led to use, objects that his nonchalance has brought his way, or that he has earned through his own efforts, almost always through his own efforts, for he has agreed to work, at least he has not refused to try his luck (or what he calls his luck!). At this point he feels extremely modest: he knows what women he has had, what silly affairs he has been involved in; he is unimpressed by his wealth or his poverty, in this respect he is still a newborn babe and, as for the approval of his conscience, I confess that he does very nicely without it. If he still retains a certain lucidity, all he can do is turn back toward his childhood which, however his guides and mentors may have botched it, still strikes him as somehow charming. There, the absence of any known restrictions allows him the perspective of several lives lived at once; this illusion becomes firmly rooted within him; now he is only interested in the fleeting, the extreme facility of everything."