OP-ED: “Friendship”

OP-ED-UNIQUE EXPRESSION-INSPIRATION
OP-ED: “Friendship”

Post by jkm/tsk

Post Monday 22nd December 2014

 

RANT of the Week

“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us,
we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures,
have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender
hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion,
who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not
knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness,
that is a friend who cares.” ― Henri J.M. Nouwen

VIDEO of the Week

Journey of Two

QUOTATION of the Week

“If you live to be a hundred,
I want to live to be a hundred
minus one day so I never have
to live without you.”
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

ART of the Week

#1 (c) jkm 2014

#1 (c) jkm 2014

“Letters to a Young Poet” [Part I of XXIX]

rainer maria rilke letters to a young poet COVER

“Letters to a Young Poet”

by Rainer Maria Rilke

Part I of XXIX

Post by Jennifer Kiley

Post Sunday 21st December 2014

RILKE Painting blond

(1st week)

“Perhaps

all the dragons

in our lives

are princesses

who are

only waiting

to see us act,

just once,

with beauty

and courage.

Perhaps everything

that frightens us

is,

in its deepest essence,

something helpless

that wants

our love.”

1 home large photo

One of Rainer Maria Rilke’s Homes

Dvorak, New World Symphony – 2nd Mvt Part 2,

Dublin Philharmonic, Conductor Derek Gleeson

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e.e. cummings #3 or 7

a writer's word new 14th june 2014
e.e. cummings

#3 or 7 part series

poetry, art & sound

Post by jkm

Post Saturday 20th December 2014

Listen to Your Heart – Roxette

[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

talking serious (c) jkm 2014

talking serious (c) jkm 2014

OP-ED “Bipolar Panic Attack”

OP-ED-UNIQUE EXPRESSION-INSPIRATION OP-ED “Bipolar Panic Attack”

Post by Jennifer Kiley

Post Monday 15th December 2014

 

 

Rant of the Week

Lost in waiting
Tripping on two ended words
Looking for comfort
Anywhere it will give

Feeling uneasy
Trembling in word salad
Brain inside it
The constant echo
Of continual searching
For messages

The past
Understanding it
But it won’t let go

Confusion
Definition make no sense
Skin feels raw
No settling into ease
What is so unstable
The mind is unfocused
Tearing security to hell
Dipping into the acid
Of disbelief in reality
Breathing nonexistent
Trembling replaces it
Nothing soothing
Calling in the troops
Of stability

Will it come
Concentration
Calmness
All will settle
In its time
Not anyone else’s

Does one want corruption
Does it call away the demons
Or send them away
Looking into the eyes of the devil
Unsettles any calmness into fear
Anxiety and uncertainties

Let go of the pain that haunts
Escape into fantasy
It will be for rewards
Permission granted
Fictional characters
Freedom of behavior
No punishment

A feathered cat inside a canary
Like a woman inside a suit
And a man inside a gown
Freedom to feel the real

Real it is
Afraid of the words
What tempest they hold
But surrender to the “who”
The “are” and the “stake”
Learn to be fully “unstrained”

© jkm 2014

VIDEO of the Week

Passing Cars - Vimeo Video

QUOTE of the Week

“It is a strange thing, but when you are dreading something, and would give anything to slow down time, it has a disobliging habit of speeding up.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

ART of the Week

#1 (c) jkm 2014

#1 (c) jkm 2014

Film Review: Words and Pictures

poster words and pictures
Film Review: Words and Pictures

Review by Jennifer Kiley

Post Friday 12th December 2014

clive & juliette words and pictures 1

An unexpected joy to find a film that actually is brilliant and exceeds the expectations. A high school literary teacher vs the new art teacher. Clive Owen is excellent in his performance as a disappointed alcoholic who feels his flame for writing has gone out. He takes it out on his students at first. But once the new art teacher hits the scene and his job is threatened because he is not doing his job very well and has lost his enthusiasm, the film picks up a war of what is more valuable words or pictures.

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It is a love story and a lesson in how to respect others. Students and teachers both learn these lessons the hard way.

Juliet Binnoche is a brilliant artist. She creates her own paintings for the film. And they are intensely profound and beautifully deep. The contest brings a spirit to the participants. It puts a fire in their bellies all around.

It’s a struggle but a worthy one. I highly recommend this film to anyone who is into art and language, love and recovery. I loved every moment the film was on the screen. I didn’t want it to end.

Movie Trailer - Words and Pictures

Appears on Expats Post 27th October 2014

OP-ED “Truth Is…”

OP-ED-UNIQUE EXPRESSION-INSPIRATION

OP-ED “Truth Is…”

Post by Jennifer Kiley

Post Monday 8th December 2014

 

RANT of the Week

“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.”
― Jim Morrison

Truth is…speaking honestly about what we perceive.

Truth is…knowing an idea to be real.

Truth is…real in the sense it is believed and may be able to be proven.

Truth is…painful.

Truth is…I want to Imagine John Lennon alive.

Truth is…what it is.

Truth is…open to knowing.

Truth is…often buried.

Truth is…an awakening beyond knowledge.

Truth is…important.

Truth is…not always welcomed.

Truth is…destructive but destructive is neither bad nor good.

Truth is…neither bad nor good.

Truth is…a means and way to find one’s self.

Truth is…a process to seek.

THERE ARE MANY POSSIBILITIES FOR TRUTH. I WILL KEEP THIS TRAIL ALIVE. WHAT IS TRUTH TO ANYONE? <3 jkm/tsk

QUOTE of the Week

“Psychedelics are illegal not because a loving government is concerned that you may jump out of a third story window. Psychedelics are illegal because they dissolve opinion structures and culturally laid down models of behaviour and information processing. They open you up to the possibility that everything you know is wrong.” ― Terence McKenna

VIDEO of the Week

Tycho - See

POSTER of the Week

material good vs thirst

 

EYE OPENER of the Week

Cause & Effect / How World War One Started

 

OP-ED-UNIQUE EXPRESSION-INSPIRATION

e.e. cummings #1 of 7

a writer's word new 14th june 2014
e.e. cummings

#1 or 7 part series

poetry, art & sound

Post by jkm

Post Saturday 13th December 2014

 

Shine on You Crazy DiamondPink Floyd

Sonnet [with no name] – e.e. cummings [1894 – 1962]

being to timelessness as it’s to time, love did no more begin than love will end; where nothing is to breathe to stroll to swim love is the air the ocean and the land

(do lovers suffer?all divinities proudly descending put on deathful flesh: are lovers glad?only their smallest joy’s a universe emerging from a wish)

love is the voice under all silences, the hope which has no opposite in fear; the strength so strong mere force is feebleness: the truth more first than sun more last than star

-do lovers love?why then to heaven with hell. Whatever sages say and fools, all’s well

inside reflection

inside reflection (c) jkm 2014