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Still fighting the void. Not giving up. Not winning either.
It's such a selfish way to lose,
The way you lose these wasted blues. (Why, thank you Beck.)
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Someone took a youth to a sage and said:
"Look, he is being corrupted by women."
The sage shook his head and smiled.
"It is men," said he, "that corrupt women; and all the failings of women should be atoned by and improved in men. For it is man who creates for himself the image of woman, and woman forms herself according to this image."
"You are too kind-hearted about women," said one of those present; "you do not know them."
The sage replied:
"Will is the manner of men; willingness that of women. That is the law of the sexes - truly, a hard law for women. All of humanity is innocent of its existence; but women are doubly innocent. Who could have oil and kindness enough for them?"
"Damn oil! Damn kindness!" someone shouted out of the crowd;
"Women need to be educated better!"
"Men need to be educated better," said the sage and beckoned to the youth to follow him.
The youth, however, did not follow him.
November 18, 1991, was a day most of us will never forget. Vukovar fell after 87 days of siege, permanent bombings and horrors beyond your imagination. Serbian paramilitary troops took over the completely shattered town and committed some of the worst war crimes imaginable on the local population, most of which were women, children and wounded soldiers. Ethnic cleansing was it called.
What happened there was one of the worst tragedies in Croatian history and all of mankind. Sixteen years later we still feel the grief, the sorrow, the disbelief...and guilt. We still light candles in our windows to honor the victims. And we will never cease to remember how we witnessed a part of our humanity being detached from us irreversably.
Although Conan and Valeria are shown together frequently throughout the movie, he only speaks five words to her in the entire film - and they're all in the first thirty seconds after they meet: "You're not a guard", and "No".
zozzo & I. Caught in a moment of intense exchanging of shots.
(in the Jardin des Plantes, Paris)
His vision, from the constantly passing bars,
has grown so weary that it cannot hold anything else.
It seems to him there are a thousand bars;
and behind the bars, no world.
As he paces in cramped circles, over and over,
the movement of his powerful soft strides
is like a ritual dance around a center
in which a mighty will stands paralyzed.
Only at times, the curtain of the pupils lifts, quietly--.
An image enters in,
rushes down through the tensed, arrested muscles,
plunges into the heart and is gone.
(Rainer Maria Rilke)
In some cave chalk full of hippos, there was this ninja. All the hippos gathered for a story. The ninja began with a warning: "If any hippo here cannot handle this type of crap, I suggest you leave right now." And some actually did. Then he began.
"Alright listen. These children were just goofing around once in a playground: sports and talking and stuff. Nobody wanted any trouble, even the unconfident kids. Well, there was this crackle and everybody looked up. Something shiny. Then this UFO flopped on the soccer field. One kid was like "What the heck?" And then its side door busted open and fog creamed out. The principle freaked out and tripped, spilling his guts on a table. Nobody knew anything about anything. Then there was this rolling sound getting louder and louder and quieter and finally louder. Out of the UFO, popped this giant can. It rolled past the soccer field and hit a pole. By the time they realized it was a keg of beer, the UFO zapped into space. Well guess what, somebody brought a radio and turned it on loud. Then one kid grabbed Dixie cups from her duffle bag. Everybody went berserk in a good way and partied hard. Little was understood that day, but, boy, did those kids party."
The ninja, having scared himself, beat his own ass in a paradoxical way. It was quite confusing for the hippos. But they were mature--they didn’t try to make sense out of non-sense. The hippos moved on, accepting those things they cannot change and surrounded themselves with only positive energy. By not defining what happened that day (or even themselves--their relation to it), they never limited their understanding and they never limited themselves.
(Disclaimer: Unfortunately, I am not responsible for this wonderful piece of art, http://www.realultimatepower.net is.)
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