Love is out of our control

It is for this reason that for years I have avoided defining it, or, at least have refused to see it within the commonly given personified contexts. I can no longer trust societal and human habits of conceptualizing surroundings, and existence, as we succumb to language and communication by the use of single words as… Continue reading Love is out of our control

Music versus Life

I remember very little of my childhood I can’t recall my parents ever touching meneither to caress, nor to punishI did not know anything about lovetenderness, contact, intimacy, warmthOnly through music did I have a chance to show my feelingsSometimes, when I lie awake at nightI wonder wether I have lived at allIs it the… Continue reading Music versus Life

Days of darkness are counted (and I expect a low number)

For years — decades — I have often loved the intensity which is often entailed in dark coffee, dark cigars, even the darkness in the struggle which is said to teach the individual how to succeed and grow in life. It seems, though that some of the dark things in life can be put aside.

The Life You Give: Frida Kahlo *VII 6 1907

Frida Kahlo, born Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón, July 6, 1907, in Coyoacán, Mexico, is the painter best known for her uncompromising and brilliantly coloured self-portraits that deal with such themes as identity, the human body, and death. Although she denied the connection, she is often identified as a Surrealist. In addition to her… Continue reading The Life You Give: Frida Kahlo *VII 6 1907

When observing life objectively, there is no urgency

Considering that a boy called Jesus was sent onto our species after a very long time — millions, is said — and two millennia proceeded his birth, already that the prophet Mohamed was revealed around the same timeand that millions of believers for thousands of years are still awaiting the MessiahWhat is the urgency, really?

The Life You Give: Carl Linnaeus *1707

Carolus Linnaeus, born on May 23, 1707, in Råshult, Småland, Sweden, is the naturalist and explorer who was the first to frame principles for defining natural genera and species of organisms and to create a uniform system for naming them (binomial nomenclature).Linnaeus was the son of a curate and grew up in Småland, a poor… Continue reading The Life You Give: Carl Linnaeus *1707

Repetition is a form of change

The past, and the next second, the experience, and the hunger, joy, and its intermittent absence, everything, everything seems to be the resilience which demands repetition, not to preserve life but to live it — in composed sounds, in uttered words and their placement, in the gentle push to invest mind, spirit, and flesh, even… Continue reading Repetition is a form of change

freedom, security, peace, redemption, paradise

From the myriad I have seen, about a million encountered, thousands spoken to, hundreds spoken with, and from the dozens I love, the desire seems to be freedom, toiling towards security, hoping for peace, aspiring redemption, and believing in paradise. I simply am, repeatedly finding myself in the middle of beauty

Twentieth Century Vienna Fruits

In the wake of such influential studies as Allan Janik and Stephen Toulmin's Wittgenstein's Vienna (1973) and Carl Schorske's Fin-de-siècle Vienna: Politics and Culture (1979), scholars from diverse fields have come to recognize that in the years from about 1890 to 1918 the imperial city of Vienna comprised a unique historico-cultural nexus. The fact that… Continue reading Twentieth Century Vienna Fruits

The Life You Give: Ethel Smyth *1858

Dame Ethel Smyth, born Ethel Mary Smyth, on April 22, 1858, in London, is the composer whose work was notably eclectic, ranging from conventional to experimental.Born into a military family, Smyth studied at the Leipzig Conservatory and was encouraged by Johannes Brahms and Antonín Dvořák. She first gained notice with her sweeping Mass in D… Continue reading The Life You Give: Ethel Smyth *1858