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. [26 Jan 2015|01:27pm]
May you have deep calm before, during and after the storm.
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Theroretical notion of Ozymandias Melancholia & Percy Shelley on the topic (below) [03 Jun 2014|12:26pm]
Ozymandias Melancholia:

"It's a perfectly valid description of a particular phenomenon.
It's that feeling you get when you realize that no matter how great and majestic and important something is at the time, in time it's going to pass. Just like the poem - eventually, time kills everything. It's just that rotting statue of Ozymandias, a once-great statue, and now a broken-down piece of marble in the desert." -W.A.


1. ------

It is darkly, 'accurate'  concept regarding impermanence, which I agree it's concept to some degree. Impermanence, loss and greater changes can cause strife to one's psyche. We we love something, we want to it to endure the test of time. Not all that is majestic will fundamentally be lost. There is still light and love in all things meaningful and there remains offerings of aspirations for something greater.


Blessing come as do hard times. I realize the impermanence of life. There is suffering and pain that is not under debate: the fate of history and the ravages of time—that all prominent peolpw and the empires they build can be impermanent and Percy's poem reflects upon legacies fated that are to to fall away. Yet in my belief, majestic moments of life can enter our realm, just as much as the "dream deferred" can also fall away.

Time can change us but we can't change time.


2.----"Ozymandias" _ A brief review:
   This was an alternative name for the Egyptian pharaoh Ramesses II. British Museum's had forcefully acquisitioned and separated large fragments of a statue of Ramesses.They dissected fragment of the legendary statue's head and torso took it from the scared mortuary temple. T  -General synopsis from Wiki.



Here is the foremost poem that was discussed earlier:

Ozymandias, by Percy Bysshe Shelley .


I met a traveler from an antique land

Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone

Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,

Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,

And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,

Tell that its sculptor well those passions read

Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,

The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;

And on the pedestal these words appear:

“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:

Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”

Nothing beside remains. Round the decay

Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare

The lone and level sands stretch far away.
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[03 Feb 2014|05:17pm]
“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.” -François-René de Chateaubriand.
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A Novel Idea [12 Aug 2013|02:15pm]
One of my 'first jobs' was at the Russell Sage library. There was something about the peace and quiet that evoked a sense of calmness over me. Rows and rows of books from floor to ceiling led minds to new theories, adventures and endless information. Today with the internet, nooks and kindles providing us with digital pages, actual books are being read less and less. And this saddens me. Just like letter writing seems to be a lost art, gone the way of texting and email. Libraries are starting to struggle as the overall printing of books for mass media has been steadily in decline. I have always been a lover of books, a bibliophile, if you will. It has been a long love affair. In fact, I love everything about them. I like the sense and feeling of tangibility as I am holding a book in my hand, as my fingers guide through the pages.

I would love to see a revival in the usage of books and perhaps if we have an expansion within the context as how we see books and their importance they could still be held on to as a necessary feature within our society.

I found an artist who repurposes books. And I thought this was a creative re-imagination of what we usually see, simply as a 'novel idea.' And books can serve other purposes. Often times they are used as display items and can also be transformed into works of art.

Cara Berer, artist and photographer, initially took inspiration from a discarded yellow pages and created a series of book art sculptures and photographs. Berer’s book sculptures, which are molded into various shapes, possess beautiful movement and vibrant color.

Photos copyright Cara Berer

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[06 Aug 2012|05:26pm]
Note to self: "Find nice, sensible partner and not continue to form romantic attachments to alcoholics, workaholics, peeping-toms, megalomaniacs, emotional fuckwits or perverts." B.J.D. 2001.
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The spark [05 Aug 2012|02:36pm]
"Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours."
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[26 Mar 2012|07:34pm]
“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.”
― Robert A. Heinlein
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[14 Mar 2012|11:35am]
“Love is the ultimate outlaw. It just won't adhere to any rules. The most any of us can do is to sign on as its accomplice. Instead of vowing to honor and obey, maybe we should swear to aid and abet. That would mean that security is out of the question. The words "make" and "stay" become inappropriate. My love for you has no strings attached. I love you for free.” Tom Robbins quote
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[29 Feb 2012|10:53am]
The poet is the one made to solve the riddle of the universe ~ Colderige


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[13 Jan 2012|08:15pm]
Artist: Ravens And Chimes lyrics
Title: January


And “Snow,” she said.
“Outside, it’s starting to snow.
It’s getting late,
And I think that you’d better go.”
But I’m not leaving here without your heart
And you’ve fallen all around me
And you’ll be begging me for mercy
And I’ll be kissing you deep
And I don’t know just where these feelings started,
But you’d better let them go
‘Cause there’s things about me I don’t think I want you to know.

And “Drink,” she said,
“‘Cause it always brings out your smile.
You lose your head, and I’ll give you mine for a while.”
Being here makes me a little nervous,
And I don’t think that we should do it.
Sometimes you terrify me to my very soul, I’m shaking.
Drinking brings me back into your bedroom.
And you smell like sweat and liquor.
And when you clench your teeth that way, darling,
It makes me tired again

And “Snow,” she said,
“How it is a lot like our lives.
Watch it fall in meltings. It hits our eyes.
And know that spring’s a fair and fickle season
And if you just keep believing
Then I promise one day,
it will fall in all our windows.
And men in book all press all their sweet flowers,
Lay in bed for hours
And I’ll teach you the full symphonies of from your petal work.

And “Love,” she said,
“How everyone I gave it to,
They’re all gone,
And don’t let that ever be you, boy.”
And I say, “Oh, how badly I want to be loved
And to hear a voice so sweetly
Say I’m not a disappointment.”
She says I’m not a failure.
And oh, how badly I want to be loved
And to hear a voice so sweetly
Say I’m not a disappointment
I am not a disappointment.
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[10 Jan 2012|04:47am]
And I fall on my knees,
Tell me how's the way to go.
Tell me how's the way to see.
Show me all that I could be.

And I fall on my knees...
Tell me how's the way to go,
Tell me how's the way to be,
To evoke some empathy.
-Lissie
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[05 Jan 2012|01:10am]
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[05 Jan 2012|01:08am]
The soul attracts that which it secretly harbors; that which it loves, and also that which it fears.
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Extinguishing trangressions [28 Dec 2011|11:54am]
I think people put far too much stake in finding love (myself included.) We over think, we over analyze it and envision this grand, wonderful, perfect thing that we’re so sure is waiting out there. Thinking about it, makes one feel even more impatient and frustrated; finally a point comes when one feels as if she/he has simply waited too long. Meet people and fall into these fantastic, passionate, intense affairs with them without thinking twice about it. Without considering that the people themselves weren’t the great loves they were looking for; they weren’t even necessarily good for them in the first place. Simply became tired of waiting. I have had a long history of jumping right in.

So, I’ve been those people. And I don’t know when it happened, but at some point I looked in the mirror and said, “Slow the fuck down.” I was falling way too hard and way too fast, with someone who was a completely bad match for me. And the cycle repeats, I was becoming involved in failed relationship after failed relationship, all because I wanted—nay, needed!—to find The One. That undoubtedly must have been how I got myself stuck here. We loved each other but love can be a hard mistress and in this instance it has been the lowest of all, like sandpaper causing a constant friction that grinds against each other eroding the core. The passionate whirlwind has turned into a disaster cloud.

Now…do I still believe in a grand, perfect, wonderful love, an epic Shakespearean love created from the deepest oceans of destiny? Oh hell, I don’t know. Maybe? I mean, I am a girl and I do get a little misty when I watch certain movies. Or when I see that “happy old couple” somewhere who are so cute in their devotion to one another that it is poignant and moving. Especially after all the years, they have spent with one another, their love still exists. I know that I love him and he loves me. But I understand that we don't make each other laugh for hours. WE don't lay at bed at night talking. I know that we really, really love having sex with each other. But I realize despite any explanation, he doesn't understands me. And if he knew me better he would be kinder. Our fights are maddening. He said yesterday in the pale light of day that "my tone of voice makes me want to break something." I am realizing a way out, so that I can go on with a happy (single) life. I love myself enough to get out.




It’s funny, I realize that the next phase is to slow down my pace and fall out of my race for a quick and necessary romantic fix. And to realize the words of Oscar Wilde, “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”
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My Frivolous entry [12 Oct 2011|10:28am]
I realize that I rarely go on here. I have quotes and links that I post on twitter and a little work on tumblr. Partially I wonder if anyone really reads this anymore....So I do my best to try to remind myself to come on here about once a month and check out what others are saying. It is quiet here.

Anyway since I haven't posted much, I am going to send out a purely frivolous one which surrounds my love for True Blood. Ever since I started reading Anne Rice in Middle School/High School I had an interested in vampires. But the combination of a an uncontrollably mind-reading heroine, vampires, shape-shifters -- how could I resist? I find I don't want to say much at all about the plot, as it's too easy to give away some really exciting twists.

4 years ago Vampires "came out of the coffin" and are now a legal part of USA society. It's fair to say that the story postulates vampires as a newly-emerged legal minority (word is they've been victimized by superstition, and prejudice.) There are those that have signs saying "God Hates Fangs" with attendant vampire-philics and phobics roiling the waters of cultural change. Vampires can now subsist on artificial blood, so they don't have to be a danger to anyone.

I heard in the books, Sookie Stackhouse calls her telepathy a "disability." Which seems strange at first. Reading minds sounds like it might be a good thing, but as she points out it sort of gets in the way of relationships, sexual relationships in particularly. It's hard for her to have sex and enjoy it when she knows the man she's with thinks her breasts are too small or maybe he's thinking of someone else. That is until she finds vampires, whom she cannot read their thoughts.

I love just about everything about this Tv show series. The theme song is wonderful and the intro sequence to True Blood is truly outstanding, and it captures the feel of the show perfectly. It is gritty, sexual, dark and captures themes of the South. This is the kind of intro that I look forward to see every single episode. So I am thinking about reading the books entitled Sookie Stackhouse series...but I hear that it does not live up to the TV show which is not usually the progression of things.


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[19 Aug 2011|12:47pm]
Kate Bush will never release an album as good as Hounds of Love. David Bowie is 64, he and Bob Dylan will most likely never make any more hits like Life on Mars, or Bob's Tangled up in Blue, Like a Rolling Stone (or my favorite Blowing in the Wind.) Joni Mitchell will never release an album ever again. Madonna will never release an album as good as Ray of Light. And Tori Amos will never be as fiery, insane, bruised, sparky and playful as she was in the first half of her career. It’s impossible. She is happily married now and she has a daughter and (one hopes) a lovely and fairly ordinary family life that does not involve kidnap or torture or outrage. This doesn’t mean she has to release dull music, of course. But you have to readjust your expectations.
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[05 May 2011|10:58pm]
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Health:

  1. Drink plenty of water.                                                                           
  2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
  3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
  4. Live with the 3 E’s - Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
  5. Play more games.
  6. Read more books than you did in 2010.
  7. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
  8. Sleep for 7 hours.
  9. Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.


Personality:

  1. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
  2. Don’t have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
  3. Don’t over do. Keep your limits.
  4. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
  5. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.
  6. Dream more while you are awake.
  7. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
  8. Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
  9. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others.
  10. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.
  11. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
  12. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
  13. Smile and laugh more.
  14. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.


Society:

  1. Call your family often.
  2. Each day give something good to others.
  3. Forgive everyone for everything.
  4. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
  5. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
  6. What other people think of you is none of your business.
  7. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.


Life:

  1. Do the right thing!
  2. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
  3. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.34. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
  4. The best is yet to come.
  5. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.
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Aside from the Nine to Five: Pro Pants... [11 Jan 2011|04:40am]

Pro Pants: 2K11!

Pro Pants, celebrating its fourth year, is a response to Improv Everywhere’s annual No Pants! Subway Ride. Pro Pants exists to inform the pantsless about the pant options available to them, if they feel that something in their lives may be missing. Pro Pants is a non-pantisan organization, accepting all pant belief systems.

This is clearly a year for pants: ‘11 even resembles a pair of pants. In 2011, Pro Pants exploded in size; over thirty highly trained representatives circulated in Union Square, distributing literature and engaging many of the 3,000 pantsless in conversation about pants. We were proud to offer information in several formats:

  • Eight Pro Pants representatives wearing sandwich boards handed out pamphlets and engaged passersby in thoughtful dialogue. These conversational ninjas presented open minds and information to hundreds of the pantsless.
  • Two dozen more representatives walked around passing out literature, speaking with the pantsless to explain the Pro Pants mission and the Free Pants Test option. The literature this year was in hot demand, perhaps indicating an increased interest in pants in 2011. Could this be because 2011 looks like a pair of pants?
  • Eight Pro Pants representatives issued Free Pants Tests, one-page questionnaires entitled “Do You Need Pants?”.
  • Two Pants Technicians measured and fitted willing questionnaire-takers with pants if the results indicated they were in need (they always were, of course).

Pro Pants representatives issued more than 300 questionnaires, distributed 1500 pamphlets, and gave away 40 pairs of pants.

As of this writing, as expected, roughly 100% of the 3000 pantsless riders had accepted pants into their lives!

This year we were saddened by the absence of co-founder Jason Eppink, whose art star life pulled him into Astoria instead of Union Square. We are happy to report he was wearing pants in solidarity! See his excellent report from 2K10 for more insight into our mission.

We have infinite love for Improv Everywhere, which provides the pantsless with a community, and Pro Pants with a venue for our activities. Thank you, IE!


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Charlie Everywhere [27 Dec 2009|06:37pm]
Mouth full of diamonds: incase the lower link doesn't work....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDIBusnqAGU&feature=player_embedded#

www.youtube.com/watch
So now they are back from Europe, this is a kick ass band and it is very close to my birthday.

Playing Feb 5th.Northern Lights who's with me????
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[12 Nov 2009|11:31pm]
“Moving on, is a simple thing, what it leaves behind is hard."




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