Orwell or Huxley


opposite and together is strength


Brave New World is often compared with George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four (1948),

since they each offer a view of a dystopian future.

Cultural critic Neil Postman spelled out the difference in his 1985 book Amusing Ourselves to Death:“What Orwell feared were those who would ban books.

What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one.

Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information.

Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism.

Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us.

Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance.

Orwell feared we would become a captive culture.

Huxley feared we would become a trivial culture. …

In short, Orwell feared that what we fear will ruin us.

Huxley feared that our desire will ruin us.”


What do you fear?

Sleep is my friend


art by Koesssler


“let go” to sleep- of

fears, weakness, fatigue, envy-

trust sway of cradle


Oliver Listens

Lingering tastes on my fingers
Lingering tunes in my ears
Lingering love in my heartstrings
Evaporates foibles and fears.

Lingering tunes in my ears
Pluck plums, pears and
Popsicle tears.

Lingering love in my heartstrings
Plays melody’s

Evaporates foibles and fears
For me, eternally
Born again child.

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Jeanne Poland
A Trimeric

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