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at the extremity of sensation

Post by Unk » May 30th, 2014, 2:55 pm

The Art of Setting the Senses on Edge
Musical Dissonance, From Schumann to Sondheim


http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/01/arts/ ... im.html?hp
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Post by silent woman » May 31st, 2014, 2:47 pm

Remember that old Spencer Tracy movie called Bad Day at Black Rock?

Me neither but I liked the title
Bad day at the Acropolis when the Greeks met the Jews

Philosopher kings my arse, clowns, bring them on



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If you can't give me love and peace, Then give me bitter fame. — Akhmatova.

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Post by Unk » June 12th, 2014, 7:11 am

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Post by jackofnightmares » March 29th, 2017, 11:08 am

Shaking Woman
As a delayed grief reaction, it seemed alarmingly exaggerated. But it was not the first time her body had put on a show. A fit or seizure in a Paris art gallery had been succeeded by a feeling of euphoria and then a migraine headache which lasted the better part of a year, in the course of which she was hospitalised for investigation. Migraine, and its associated sensory disturbances, was a condition she had lived with since childhood. She was accustomed to her personal pathologies; she cherished them, even, as part of her identity. But when the shaking repeated itself, again in public, unpredictably and seemingly disconnected from emotion, she decided to launch a quest to find the shaking woman within herself, "a Mr Hyde to my Dr Jekyll, a kind of double".
"Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect" George Santayana, The Idea of Christ in the Gospels

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Re: at the extremity of sensation

Post by silent woman » March 29th, 2017, 11:16 am

The Scripture of the Golden Eternity
by Jack Kerouac
1

Did I create that sky? Yes, for, if it was anything other than a conception in my mind I wouldnt have said "Sky"-That is why I am the golden eternity. There

are not two of us here, reader and writer, but one, one golden eternity, One-Which-It-Is, That-Which- Everything-Is.

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Post by stilltrucking » March 29th, 2017, 11:25 am

This is a moving examination of what it means to be human, says Hilary Mantel
When Siri Hustvedt's father died, she wrote his eulogy and at his funeral delivered it "in a strong voice, without tears". Two and a half years later, back in her Minnesota home town, she stood up to talk about him again to a college audience, on the campus where for 40 years he had been a professor of Norwegian studies. An experienced speaker, she was "confident and armed with index cards". But the speech was a disaster. She shook so violently, from the neck down, that she could hardly stay on her feet. It was, her mother said, "like an electrocution".

As a delayed grief reaction, it seemed alar . . .

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Re: at the extremity of sensation

Post by silent woman » April 6th, 2017, 1:21 am

No Haiku for Syria
only unilateral action
too many lines crossed
Nikki Hailey in the news with
pictures of dead children


I am just reading the papers
as Thomas Jefferson advised
who do you trust
steve bannon or
the joint chiefs of staff

mother jones where are you now?
If you can't give me love and peace, Then give me bitter fame. — Akhmatova.

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Post by the mingo » April 6th, 2017, 10:30 am

Mother Jones: last seen crossing the desert on a horse with no name fleeing life in a northern town and asking directions for Ventura Highway in Winslow Arizona so lonesome she could cry -
8)
Doll, you may have found a place of rest but I'm still on the trail.

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Re: at the extremity of sensation

Post by stilltrucking » April 6th, 2017, 2:44 pm

windows open spring day
bright sunshine slight breeze coming in
spring rut is that what's happening?
my last spurt of masculinity
well that's okay
but sometimes I get nostalgic for a broken heart
Ferlinghetti's train full of lovers has left the station
I am running down the tracks after it

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Re: at the extremity of sensation

Post by jackofnightmares » January 24th, 2018, 3:41 am

I lost the thread here completely like a white out
Dr Jekyl and Mr Hyde
or Laurel and Hardy

sensation sensation
two wheels rolling free
out of my center
"Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect" George Santayana, The Idea of Christ in the Gospels

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Re: at the extremity of sensation

Post by the mingo » January 26th, 2018, 12:54 pm

Amen to that - * 8) *
Doll, you may have found a place of rest but I'm still on the trail.

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Post by stilltrucking » January 28th, 2018, 8:07 am

The Men Who Want to Live Forever
Today several biotech companies, fueled by Silicon Valley fortunes, are devoted to “life extension” — or as some put it, to solving “the problem of death.”


But men who hope to live forever might pause on their eternal journey to consider the frightening void at invincibility’s core. Death is the ultimate vulnerability. It is the moment when all of us must confront

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/25/opin ... ality.html

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Re: at the extremity of sensation

Post by Arcadia » February 1st, 2018, 10:40 am

Of all the slightly creepy aspects to this trend, the strangest is the least noticed: The people publicly championing life extension are mainly men.


maybe a non cycle experience can lead to a sort of desire for the continuum, who knows?... :lol: :lol:

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Re: at the extremity of sensation

Post by jackofnightmares » February 4th, 2018, 2:40 am

The Shaking Woman or a History of My Nerves by Siri Hustvedt
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2010/ ... king-woman
I am pretty damn well disgusted with men, most of them.
Santayana is right on when he wrote,
....quote here on man's dignity...

I am having a rebirth
I am becoming aware of what I have been dimmly aware of

my delayed grief reaction to crazy mike's death
he died in april of 1962 and I felt nothing for him
so much pent up anger and fear in me
a year and a half of deep depression
and then Kennedy was murdered and I went into mourning
remembering the hysteria of my mother at his grave,'
and me standing there with the black ink from my skull cap running down my face
thinking what the hell is happening she always told me he was crazy mean and just no god dam good
and now she is blubbering screaming shrieking her grief
yes I was one crazy son of a bitch
as bad as I am now, I am saint compared to who I was

sorry amiga got to dump my core
hope you gave up and quit reading before you got to this line of text
''Aye, yie, yie-yie . . . I am the Frito Bandito.'
thanks for reading
any day I can make my baby sister laugh
is a good day

Σ Sigma dots and pointillism
"Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect" George Santayana, The Idea of Christ in the Gospels

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Re: at the extremity of sensation

Post by stilltrucking » February 18th, 2018, 12:04 am

every time I try to say what I am writing before I write winds up being a snare and a delusion

monkey brain loves connecting dots

A phenomenon called apophenia

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