Snakes and Ladders to hell


 

 

You’ve got to go at the rate you can go. You wake up at the rate you wake up. You’re finished with your desires at the rate you finish with your desires. The disequilibrium comes into harmony at the rate it comes into harmony. You can’t rip the skin off the snake. The snake must moult the skin. That’s the rate it happens.   

 

Ram Das, Be Here Now

 

6.54  My propositions serve as elucidations in the following way: anyone who understands me eventually recognizes them as nonsensical, when he has used them—as steps—to climb beyond them. (He must, so to speak, throw away the ladder after he has climbed up it.) 

 

Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

 

Now Jacob. . . dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven; and there the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. . . . Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it.” And he was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven!”      

 

Genesis 28: 10-12, NKJV

excerpt from show statement

solo show at Volume Two, A Never Ending Books Collective, October 2021

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