Tuesday, October 7, 2014

SIGNUM TEMPORIS: Satisfaction Guaranteed 2025

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robot is an automatic mechanical device often resembling a                                               human or animal. 
Modern robots are usually an electro-mechanical machine guided by a computer program or electronic circuitry.  I try  to put a focus on the expression of  inner feelings and emotions through art rather than displaying how realistically I can paint an image or object.
 But as time goes by,technology seems to take over .




Saturday, September 27, 2014

WORDS are OBSOLETE : Satisfaction Guaranteed YES,WE NEED BREAD,not VIOLENCE

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

BLOOD & Satisfaction Guaranteed

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                       You think Heaven is safe?
                       We have a population of demi-gods,
                        Satyrs,nymphs,fauns, the playful
                        Spirits of wild places,
                        Astral entities who loiter about.
                        When we denied these the freedom of heaven
                        We compensated them
                         With their grottoes and crags,their woods and their
                                   well-springs,
                        Their dells and knolls.In all these sanctuaries
                        We should protect them.
                         Imagine their fears
                         Since the uncontrollable Lycaon
                         Plotted against me, and attempted
                         To do away with me- Jove,King of Heaven,
                         Whose right hand
                         Rests among thunderheads and whose left
                         Sways the assemblies of heaven!

                         The gods roared their outrage.
                         Mankind recoiled stunned
                         As the world's ending and
                        The very air hallucinated horrors.
                         
                        The corruption of mankind
                         Rose to my nostrils,here in heaven,
                         As a stench of putrid flesh.
                         Seeking better news of the species
                         I left Olympus, and in the shape of a man
                         Walked the earth.
                          If I were to recount, in every detail,
                          How man has distorted himself
                          With his greed,his lies,his indifference,
                           The end of time,I think,
                            Would overtake the reckoning.

                           from Tales from OVID



                        
           





                     


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

STATE OF EMERGENCY : DOLOR

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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

FOOD for THOUGHT:WE CANNOT EAT GUNS & BOMBS

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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.
WE CANNOT EAT GUNS and BOMBS

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