Monday, August 25, 2014

Ovid in Bed Stuy: Satisfaction Guaranteed

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 Ovid was interested in passion.Or rather, in what passion feels like
to the possessed by it. Not just ordinary passion either.But human passion in extremis-  passion where it combusts,or levitates, or mutates into an experience of the super natural.
This is the current he divines and follows in each of his tales- the current of human passion.He adapts each myth to this theme.Where details or complexities of the traditional story encumber or diffuse his theme,he simply omits them.He must have known the full myth of Venus and Adonis,in which the Goddess of Love and her opposite in the underworld,the Goddess of Death, quarrel for possession of the baby Adonis, and in which the Boar has multiple identities, and where the whole sequence of events completes the annual cycle of the sacrificed god.
But all Ovid wants is the story of hope-lessly besotted and doomed love in the most intense form imaginable-  as suffered by the love-goddess herself.from Tales from Ovid.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

STOP In the name of Life: WHO OWNS THIS PLANET ?

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There can be no military solution. Both sides need to acknowledge the other’s suffering and their rights

Sunday, July 27, 2014

D'apres Adam Mickiewicz:Ciemno wszędzie, głucho wszędzie, Co to będzie, co to będzie?

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The story of Adam and Eve is central to the belief that God created human beings to live in aParadise on Earth, although they fell away from that state and formed the present world full of suffering and injustice.
 It provides the basis for the belief that humanity is in essence a single family, with everyone descended from a single pair of original ancestors.
It also provides much of the scriptural basis for the doctrines of the Fall of man and Original Sin, important beliefs in Christianity, although not generally shared by Judaism or Islam.

“When you have a crisis where a major power has a national interest involved they will try to block interference by the Security Council,” said Gérard Araud, the French ambassador to the United Nations, who finished his term here on Friday. “The U.N.,” he said, ends up being “in charge of crises that are of no interest to anybody.”

One of the most mysterious, as well as the most famous, quotations from Polish literature comes from the Romantic epic poem by Adam Mickiewicz. We invite you to delve into the secret of the number 40 and 4, and discover the Jewish roots of Poland’s most legendary soothsayer.
And the question remains - who is the Messiah?
The drama comprises four parts, the first of which was never finished. Part III joins historiosophical and individual visions of pain and annexation, especially under the 18th-century partitions of Poland.

Thursday, July 24, 2014


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The first resolution that has to be achieved is a joint agreement on the fact that there is no military solution.
 Only then can one begin discussing the question of justice for the Palestinians, which is long overdue, and of security for Israel, which it rightfully requires. Palestinians feel that they need to receive a just solution.

And this applies everywhere on OUR? EARTH.

IT is fundamentally one for justice and for the rights given to every people on Earth: autonomy, self-determination, liberty, and all that comes with it. 
 Israelis need an acknowledgement of their  right to live on the same piece of land.

 The division of the land can only come after both sides have not only accepted but understood that we can live together side by side, most definitely not back to back.

At the very heart of the much-needed rapprochement is the need for a mutual feeling of empathy, or compassion. In my opinion, compassion is not merely a sentiment that results from a psychological understanding of a person’s need, but it is a moral obligation. Only through trying to understand the other side’s plight can we take a step towards each other. As Schopenhauer put it: “Nothing will bring us back to the path of justice so readily as the mental picture of the trouble, grief and lamentation of the loser.” In this conflict, we are all losers. We can only overcome this sad state if we finally begin to accept the other side’s suffering and their rights. Only from this understanding can we attempt to build a future together.

A CALL : A call to cooperate not to clash

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The world needs to move away from “zero sum thinking” and focus on cooperation in order to meet the challenges of this new century.

“If you look around the world, wherever there are diverse networks of people whose primary objective is to get something done, goods things are going to happen.”

He also acknowledged that “millions of people” die from lack of access to medication and discussed how much of his work post-presidency involved fundraising.

“Are we going to share the future? Or are we going to fight for it? Our goal should be to find a way to bridge the divide.”

“Are we going to share the future or are we going to fight over it? Is what we have in common more important than our histories or differences?”

“We are living in the most interconnected period in human history, but all that means is that we’re bumping up against one another, around the corner and around the world.
“What we do affects other people and what they do affects us, and divorce is not an option.”
from Royce Kurmelovs  Guardian

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

New Daily Blood Times: Where are we going?

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"She was a kind, happy young woman full of ideas about the future,”
“He was a person who knew no barriers,”
“We will stay in a villa with a private pool with rose petals floating in it,”  “We won’t leave before all those petals have withered away.”
“Throughout my (professional) life, I hope to contribute to making the world a better place to live, work and love,”

 The day before she boarded the flight, she had called the school principal to talk about her trip, which included a visit to Paris to visit the St. Francis Xavier Church where St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, the founder of the Society of the Sacred Heart, is buried. It was a "very special moment”  who was a sister of the Sacred Heart, the principal, said. "She was in a good space.

"He loved the outdoors and he loved beaches.” On his LinkedIn page, e was passionate about "the science of living things, always questioning."

OUR World today?

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Of Feelings,Bellow,To emit a hollow,loud,animal cry, as a bull or cow.2 to roar;bawl bellowing with rage.verb used with....

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Anyways: Saul Bellow,the writer once put it: Oppressed people tend to be witty....

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Formicheval,variation on Lady Chatterley'Lover

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Lady Chatterley's Lover begins by introducing Connie Reid, the female protagonist of the novel. She was raised as a cultured bohemian of the upper-middle class, and was introduced to love affairs--intellectual and sexual liaisons--as a teenager. In 1917, at 23, she marries Clifford Chatterley, the scion of an aristocratic line. After a month's honeymoon, he is sent to war, and returns paralyzed from the waist down, impotent.

After the war, Clifford becomes a successful writer, and many intellectuals flock to the Chatterley mansion, Wragby. Connie feels isolated; the vaunted intellectuals prove empty and bloodless, and she resorts to a brief and dissatisfying affair with a visiting playwright, Michaelis. Connie longs for real human contact, and falls into despair, as all men seem scared of true feelings and true passion. There is a growing distance between Connie and Clifford, who has retreated into the meaningless pursuit of success in his writing and in his obsession with coal-mining, and towards whom Connie feels a deep physical aversion. A nurse, Mrs. Bolton, is hired to take care of the handicapped Clifford so that Connie can be more independent, and Clifford falls into a deep dependence on the nurse, his manhood fading into an infantile reliance.
Into the void of Connie's life comes Oliver Mellors, the gamekeeper on Clifford's estate, newly returned from serving in the army. Mellors is aloof and derisive, and yet Connie feels curiously drawn to him by his innate nobility and grace, his purposeful isolation, his undercurrents of natural sensuality. After several chance meetings in which Mellors keeps her at arm's length, reminding her of the class distance between them, they meet by chance at a hut in the forest, where they have sex. This happens on several occasions, but still Connie feels a distance between them, remaining profoundly separate from him despite their physical closeness.
One day, Connie and Mellors meet by coincidence in the woods, and they have sex on the forest floor. This time, they experience simultaneous orgasms. This is a revelatory and profoundly moving experience for Connie; she begins to adore Mellors, feeling that they have connected on some deep sensual level. She is proud to believe that she is pregnant with Mellors' child: he is a real, "living" man, as opposed to the emotionally-dead intellectuals and the dehumanized industrial workers. They grow progressively closer, connecting on a primordial physical level, as woman and man rather than as two minds or intellects.
Connie goes away to Venice for a vacation. While she is gone, Mellors' old wife returns, causing a scandal. Connie returns to find that Mellors has been fired as a result of the negative rumors spread about him by his resentful wife, against whom he has initiated divorce proceedings. Connie admits to Clifford that she is pregnant with Mellors' baby, but Clifford refuses to give her a divorce. The novel ends with Mellors working on a farm, waiting for his divorce, and Connie living with her sister, also waiting: the hope exists that, in the end, they will be together.from the Internet