Saturday, July 19

The discipline of D.E.

DE is a way of *doing*.DE simply means doing whatever you do in the *easiest* most relaxed way you can manage which is also the quickest and most efficient way, as you will find as you advance in DE.You can start right now tidying up your flat, moving furniture or books, washing dishes, making tea, sorting papers.Don't fumble, jerk, grab an object. Drop cool possessive fingers onto it like a gentle old cop making a
soft arrest. Guide the dustpan lightly to the floor as if you were landing a plane.Here is student at work.The student considers heavy objects. Tape recorder on the desk taking up too much space and he doesn't use it very often. So put it under
the washstand.You will discover clumsy things you've been doing for years until you think that is just the way things are. Now try again lifting shifting pivoting dropping on the legs just so and right under the washstand.
He is learning the simple miracles...(...)

I was listening to Laurent Garnier's RA podcast and those lyrics really got my attention.. Later I found that these lyrics were used by Minilogue in Doiicie release and I was thrilled. Originally this is a text from a short length movie called "The Discipline of DE" movie by Gus Van Sant and William S. Burroughs.

DE.Do Easy.
Is really D.E. the way to learn the simple miracles?

Minilogue - Doiicie A

Watch full movie here


phaeton said...


i came on this novel the exact same way :)))

i was so impressed by the message when listening for the first time Garnier's RA podcast !

D.E. deffo brought some new understanding to "little things that make life better" to me.

KuKu said...

I searched so long for that theme and when found was really impressed a lot! Gus Van Sant is my favourite director! Thanx Laurent, thanx Minilogue thanx Gus and thank you!It is really curious