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    And this:

    Love the quick profit, the annual raise,
    vacation with pay. Want more
    of everything ready-made. Be afraid
    to know your neighbors and to die.

    And you will have a window in your head.
    Not even your future will be a mystery
    any more. Your mind will be punched in a card
    and shut away in a little drawer.

    When they want you to buy something
    they will call you. When they want you
    to die for profit they will let you know.
    So, friends, every day do something
    that won’t compute. Love the Lord.
    Love the world. Work for nothing.
    Take all that you have and be poor.
    Love someone who does not deserve it.

    Denounce the government and embrace
    the flag. Hope to live in that free
    republic for which it stands.
    Give your approval to all you cannot
    understand. Praise ignorance, for what man
    has not encountered he has not destroyed.

    Ask the questions that have no answers.
    Invest in the millenium. Plant sequoias.
    Say that your main crop is the forest
    that you did not plant,
    that you will not live to harvest.

    Say that the leaves are harvested
    when they have rotted into the mold.
    Call that profit. Prophesy such returns.
    Put your faith in the two inches of humus
    that will build under the trees
    every thousand years.

    Listen to carrion — put your ear
    close, and hear the faint chattering
    of the songs that are to come.
    Expect the end of the world. Laugh.
    Laughter is immeasurable. Be joyful
    though you have considered all the facts.
    So long as women do not go cheap
    for power, please women more than men.

    Ask yourself: Will this satisfy
    a woman satisfied to bear a child?
    Will this disturb the sleep
    of a woman near to giving birth?

    Go with your love to the fields.
    Lie down in the shade. Rest your head
    in her lap. Swear allegiance
    to what is nighest your thoughts.

    As soon as the generals and the politicos
    can predict the motions of your mind,
    lose it. Leave it as a sign
    to mark the false trail, the way
    you didn’t go.

    Be like the fox
    who makes more tracks than necessary,
    some in the wrong direction.
    Practice resurrection.
    – wendell berry


    I am so going to sing this to my psychiatrist next appointment.

    I noticed in one of your comments Schizoeffective that you have obviously seen Repo Man. Harry Dean Stanton and Emelio Esteves, what a movie eh?

    I liked Stanton in Paris Texas as well. Should watch it again, it’s been a while.

    Whats your top 5 movies?

    Mine at this point in time.
    Brazil (Gilliam)
    Fight Club
    Seven Samurai (Kurosawa)
    The Dark Knight
    Stalker (Tarkovsky)

    Anywho, hope all is well for y’all.

    Tom Waits Awaits lol


    Wow, this thread is all over the place. I love it!

    Hey boans, Dwight Y’s in one of my favorite films – Sling Blade.

    Hey schizoeffective, thanks for the Louis CK earlier. I’d been feeling badly about being all alone, but then I watched that and now I feel much better about it!


    Billy Bob Thornton was just great in Sling Blade wasn’t he?

    “Doyle said I should call an ambulance or a hearst” lol

    The tension that was a big part of it was done sooo well. Definitely a movie I recommend to people, though it does kind of reinforce the myth of the violent mentally ill.

    I kinda like this thread being all over too. Maybe should have be titles Bridges, coz theres a number of crossings into different territory.


    “Is there a time for keeping a distance
    A time to turn your eyes away
    Is there a time for keeping your head down
    For getting on with your day

    Is there a time for kohl and lipstick
    A time for cutting hair
    Is there a time for high street shopping
    To find the right dress to wear”

    Wise words boans.

    It immediately brings to mind Tiresias.


    A quote:

    “According to the mythographic compendium Bibliotheke,[8] different stories were told of the cause of his blindness, the most direct being that he was simply blinded by the gods for revealing their secrets”

    And such is my path for the last many years. I’m a hot chick. Always have been. At 37 I look 25. I chalk that up to the reluctant gifts of constant stress and grinding poverty. I hide my light. I hide my femininity, behind dark, clowny, Ill-fitting clothing. I hide my eyes behind thick glasses. I could put on contacts, but I choose not to. I choose to be hidden, and quiet. Underneath that shroud is, lively femininity. I go back under that shroud, year after year, and day by day, because when I let it peek out, Eden burns all around me.

    This is a time for careful calculation. I’ve spent many years keeping my mouth shut tight. Just staying quiet, unobtrusive, that has kept me unmedicated, out of institutions, and free to be a mad girl on my terms.

    This website is the first place I’ve let my voice speak, without days of editing out the crazy. I can sense it is time to pull back into the grounded coherence that other dimensions of experience cannot understand.

    I saw you comment on sadism recently boans. Now isn’t that a can of worms! As a lifetime masochist I’ve made friends with many a personal demon through confronting my broken sexuality head-on, and made it new again in the process. Switching between both roles. Obeying the law of “do no harm.” To myself and my former clients. Bless them all, they have given me more than I could ever give them.

    How do you determine the authenticity of “safe sane and consensual”? How do you navigate a BDSM scene full of sociopaths, and those re-traumatizing themselves? You make sure that this is the fruit of your play… if you choose to engage those drives.

    Are all involved walking taller afterwards?

    Are all involved healthier, stronger and more able to love themselves and others?

    If I could not search my soul and find an unequivocal YES to those answers.

    I would never pick up a whip or a pink tutu and advance toward the male. Even if that is what he begs for.

    I would not pick up a ball-gag, or a shibari rope, and advance toward the female. Even if that is what she begs for.

    Just my opinion, just my experience.

    You guys rock.
    The last few weeks have been hell.

    You guys have really helped me make it through, still standing tall.

    So much gratitude to
    Uprising and boans!

    Another gift:

    “Poverty is your treasure, never exchange it for an easy life.”
    – Shakyamuni Buddha


    Top 5 movies….


    Ralph Bakshi Anything
    Dear Zachary
    Donnie Darko

    What are your “top 5” books?

    Fight Club was #6



    How many genius artists have left breadcrumbs like this?
    Hansel and Gretel

    Don’t listen


    Ok, if that didn’t work

    My only digital fingers come through this old and
    Sad phone.

    No computer anymore.

    I really hope this comes through the miasma of my fumbling incompetence.



    This was the one “I” wanted to post

    The other kicks ass too.
    Listen to this one when you are sad.

    Listen to the one before when you feel “restive”


    Don’t be afraid of the bunny.

    It’s just Easter

    Before this EasterĒostre

    in camo.

    Stay with me.

    Fuck that,

    Stay with her.

    She is dying.
    She will never die.

    This is a drawing I made of her, and herne,

    Many years ago.
    No one saw it.

    Can you see?


    Favorite bands

    Leonard Cohen
    Fever Ray
    Black Sabbath
    Public Enemy

    Fever Ray, that goddess cunt of a timeless artist:

    Doctors have never offered me real healing.
    These artists have.

    This is also
    Never EVER
    Hurt another
    Never hurt yourself or the wide green earth.
    Just plant seeds
    For tomorrow.

    And for the record, I’m a child of holocaust survivors who supports the Palestinian people.
    This is not meant to be some aryan horseshit.


    The Tears for Fears track on Donnie Darko was Head over Heels. Gary Jules Mad World is a powerful song, and great with footage from the movie.

    Picking top 5 movies was tough (not one Kubrick in my list?), but books wow. The ones that have had the biggest influence on me

    The Art Of War, Sun Tzu
    The Hagakure, Yamamoto Tsunetomo
    The Genealogy of Morals, Freiderich Nietzsche (Beyond Good and Evil a close call)
    1984, George Orwell
    I, Robot, Issac Asimov

    There are so many others that come to mind though.
    On the Road, Jack Kerouak was the only book I ever read that was like a piece of music.

    I actually went to see Public Enemy and Ice T in concert Schizoeffective. They wouldn’t let Ice T do Cop Killer, so they played the track through the P.A. for two hours before the concert lol.

    I love your drawing. Lot of symbolism in it.

    I just finished watching an Australian movie called “He Died with a Felafal in his Hands”. Think you might enjoy it, not action packed but a good movie.

    Bit of music from the most beautiful woman I have ever seen.


    The Dwight Yokum song is a remake-I heard this when young on the radio-Elvis!

    Love the Wendell Berry bit-glad to learn new things…have been off the grid, or without video, computer, TV for decades so behind with the movies/music…I read a lot…recently read a book ‘My Tender Matador’ by Pedro Lemebel.

    Love the Greek tragedies-some themes just keep repeating, don’t they?

    Thanks for all the food for thought here-and DVD recommendations.

    Will check in when I can…carry on;)

    • This reply was modified 6 years, 7 months ago by humanbeing.

    Yes humanbeing, Elvis’ version is probably better, but I do like Dwight Yoakam.

    Saw a couple of documentaries last night. One on heroin addicts in Afghanistan, and the other on the law of “joint enterprise” in the UK.

    They were both good, but the second one caught my interest because of the “anti association laws” that have been passed here. I think a lot of people are going to get caught up unjustly in these nets.

    Your walking along the street with someone you know has a knife, they get into a fight and kill someone, your guilty of murder by association. One young guy was two blocks away when the murder happened, still guilty and got 18 years.

    Keep meaning to have a look at Diablo Canyon on google earth. Do it now I reckon.

    Midnight Oil, Short Memory

    The lead singer was one of our cabinet ministers in parliament.

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