Olafur Eliasson has installed a riverbed inside the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark
I envy the dullards, the pious, the cruel
Their lives may be empty but their solace is real.
I envy their lies, their mantras, their idols
They live for their children and through them with age.
The cries of the weary, the hopeless, the lost
Ring out in abundance and still they trod on.
The buying, the drinking, the endless charade
What matters tomorrow when I have today?
It bothers them little, their bellies are full.
What matters the neighbor who’s too proud to beg?
Elegance remembered and history lost
The youth are dismembered by the dreams of the dead.
Alone in the darkness for fear of the light
A nation of cynics lies adrift in their beds.
Memories tainted by hope and illusion
Dreamers are held up condemned for their treason.
The words of the fathers fall on deaf ears
As the fires of “salvation” tear through the flock.
EVERY TIME SOMEONE BRINGS UP THE LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA I GET SO ANGRY.
Because it got burned. All of that knowledge, lost forever.
The library was destroyed over 1000’s of years ago. The library consisted of thousands of scrolls and books about mathematics, engineering, physiology, geography, blueprints, medicine, plays, & important scriptures. Thinkers from all over the Mediterranean used to come to Alexandria to study.Most of the major work of civilization up until that point was lost. If the library still survived till this day, society may have been more advanced and we would sure know more about the ancient world.
Yeah, the Christians packed a bitch and burned it down. Once again they ruined everything.