“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…”
— e.e. cummings
Jules: There’s a passage I got memorized. Ezekiel 25:17. “The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness, for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon you.”
Pulp Fiction – Directed by Quentin Tarantino
Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega are two hitmen who are out to retrieve a suitcase stolen from their employer, mob boss Marsellus Wallace. Wallace has also asked Vincent to take his wife Mia out a few days later when Wallace himself will be out of town. Butch Coolidge is an aging boxer who is paid by Wallace to lose his next fight. The lives of these seemingly unrelated people are woven together comprising of a series of funny, bizarre and uncalled-for incidents. Written by Soumitra
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
Rant: Inner Reflection
Post by jkm
Post Monday 1st December 2014
Rant of the Week
Making a motion
To lose recollections
Dreams keep passing
Toward forward carnations
Floating distances away
Into tomorrow’s realizations
Art of the Week
Video of the Week
Prepare to be psychically stunned.
Eyes Know – Vimeo
Quotation of the Week
“We always see our worst selves. Our most vulnerable selves. We need someone else to get close enough to tell us we’re wrong. Someone we trust.” ― David Levithan, Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List
November 24th 2014 OP-ED #3
Rant of the Week
Experience. Dream. Risk. Close one your eyes and jump. Enjoyed the free-fall. Choose exhilaration over comfort. Choose a magic over predictability. Choose potential over safety. Wake up to the magic of everyday life. Make friends with your intuition. Trust your gut. Discover the beauty of uncertainty. Know yourself fully before you make promises to another. Make millions of mistakes so that you will know how to choose what you really need. Know how to hold on and when to let go. Love hard and often and without reservation. Seek knowledge. Open yourself to possibility. Keep your heart open, your head high and your spirit free. Embrace your darkness along with your light. The wrong every once in a while, and don’t be afraid to admit it. Awaken to the brilliance of ordinary moments. Tell the truth about herself no matter what the costs. Own your reality without apology. See goodness in the world. Be bold. Be fierce. Be grateful. Be wild. Crazy and gloriously free. Be you. Go now, and live.
© Jeanette Leblanc 2008
Video of the Week
When You Love A Woman – Journey
Art of the Week
Quote of the Week
“He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.”
— Gabriel Garcia Márquez
NOVEMBER 10th 2014
maggie the cat
RANT OF THE WEEK
“they hear nothing”
They hear nothing when their eyes are wider shut than clam shells.
An homage made to Stanley Kubrick who met with a mysterious end
Now evil enters our lives and all we can think is to return to the usual as fast as we can. An actor returning to the stage
Know thy words before you speak. Spontaneity is marvelous but words can really hurt you. Nano particles filter in and the cinders sting the eyes with burning sensations so tears run down our wet cheeks. Leaving behind pathways of streaks blinding in their destruction of our beauty, real or surface.
Our Consciousness is altered and we follow the world into slavery bought by the masters of our universe. Those with the money. The known bandits of the 1%.
Our Masters return with Unbroken chains to bind to the world order of newness. We all become the same.
Never know imagination or daydreaming thoughts. They take you out of place and out of step.
Worlds we build our minds now dismiss as illusions. What do we really want in our own minds. Not what was fed to us.
Realness has been lost. And now The fantasy has begun © jkm
VISION OF THE WEEK
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Puff the Magic Dragon
This is not really about drugs. Really! REALLY!?!
John Steinbeck Tip #1
Abandon the idea that you are ever going to finish. Lose track of the 400 pages and write just one page for each day, it helps. Then when it gets finished, you are always surprised.
John Steinbeck Tip #2
Write freely and as rapidly as possible and throw the whole thing on paper. Never correct or rewrite until the whole thing is down. Rewrite in process is usually found to be an excuse for not going on. It also interferes with flow and rhythm which can only come from a kind of unconscious association with the material.
John Steinbeck Tip #3
Forget your generalized audience. In the first place, the nameless, faceless audience will scare you to death and in the second place, unlike the theater, it doesn’t exist. In writing, your audience is one single reader. I have found that sometimes it helps to pick out one person—a real person you know, or an imagined person and write to that one.
John Steinbeck Tip #4
If a scene or a section gets the better of you and you still think you want it—bypass it and go on. When you have finished the whole you can come back to it and then you may find that the reason it gave trouble is because it didn’t belong there.
John Steinbeck Tip #5
Beware of a scene that becomes too dear to you, dearer than the rest. It will usually be found that it is out of drawing.
John Steinbeck Tip #6
If you are using dialogue—say it aloud as you write it. Only then will it have the sound of speech.
Steinbeck issued the following statement after receiving the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1963,
“If there is a magic in story writing, and I am convinced there is, no one has ever been able to reduce it to a recipe that can be passed from one person to another. The formula seems to lie solely in the aching urge of the writer to convey something he feels important to the reader. If the writer has that urge, he may sometimes, but by no means always, find the way to do it. You must perceive the excellence that makes a good story good or the errors that makes a bad story. For a bad story is only an ineffective story.” — John Steinbeck
John Steinbeck — Pulitzer Prize winner, Nobel laureate, author of “East of Eden,” gave an excellent interview published in the Fall 1975 issue of The Paris Review.
[Thank You to Brain Pickings]