Monday, February 15, 2010

J.D. Salinger

These are images of a small shrine that I made after hearing about the death of J.D. Salinger. Salinger was a major influence on my youth and how I see the world now, particularly 'Franny and Zooey' really touched me and shaped my world view. The major philosophical teaching I gleaner from reading Salinger are, that all religious or philosophical teachings should lead to the unlearning of differences, that the most clever answer is not often the most true or pure answer and that phoniness arises in people when they are forced to be civil, or nice to people they would much rather not talk to.

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