Saturday, February 26, 2005

a tear...

Voyage alone
on a frozen ocean
where am I going?
where have I been?

I raise my sails
on rare occasion
praying the waters to melt
stop my erosion


power-station-02, originally uploaded by craig_352.

I breathe in your pollution
I exhale my own
I could change
Or reamain alone

Your skin on mine
makes me cringe yet quiver
Your warmth brings joy
stone cold, I'll shiver

Leave me now
or you could stay
will you ever run out
of things to say

criticize, condemn
love, embrace
show me everything
your true face

Friday, February 25, 2005

Frozen Daggers

rozen by Madonna

You only see what your eyes want to see
How can life be what you want it to be
You're frozen when your heart's not open
You're so consumed with how much you get
You waste your time with hate and regret
You're frozen when your heart's not open
If I could melt your heart
We'd never be apart
Give yourself to me
You are the key
Now there's no point in placing the blame
And you should know I'd suffer the same
If I lose you, my heart would be broken
Love is a bird, she needs to fly
Let all the hurt inside you die
You're frozen when your heart's not open
If I could melt your heart
We'd never be apart
Give yourself to me
You are the key
You only see what your eyes want to see
How can life be what you want it to be
You're frozen when your heart's not open
If I could melt your heart
We'd never be apart
Give yourself to me
You are the key
If I could melt your heart
We'd never be apart
Give yourself to me
You are the key
If I could melt your heart

Monday, February 21, 2005

Memorial to Antoine de Saint-Exupery in the Pantheon

Everything I Need to Know I Learned from The Little Prince

Grown-ups never understand anything but themselves.  Rams have horns, sheep do not.  To forget a friend is sad.  One can never be sure about volcanoes.  One loves the sunset, when one is so sad.  The land of tears is such a secret place.  Tigers do not eat weeds.  Flowers are so inconsistent.  One must endure the presence of two or three caterpillars if one wishes to become acquainted with the butterflies.  Some flowers are very proud.  Absolute monarchs tolerate no disobedience.  It is more difficult to judge oneself than to judge others.  Ephemeral means "which is in danger of speedy disappearance."  Planet Earth has a good reputation.  When one wishes to play the wit, he sometimes wanders a little from the truth.  It is lonely among men.  The snake always speaks in riddles because he solves them all.  You cannot play with a fox that is not tamed.  If you tame someone, you will need each other.  Sometimes you just don't have time; you have friends to discover, and a great many things to understand.  One only understands the things that one tames.  Words are the source of misunderstandings.  You are responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.  If one is about to die, it's a good thing to have a friend.  The eyes are blind; one must look with the heart.  Children understand.  One runs the risk of weeping a little, if one lets himself be tamed.  Time soothes all sorrows.  But most importantly:
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

Sunday, February 20, 2005

Karma Police

The Hitler Gang, originally uploaded by Dellos.

Speaking Freely of Karma

Karma Police
Arrest this man
He talks in maths
He buzzeslikeafridge
He's like a detuned radio.

Karma Police, arrest this girl
Her Hitler hairdo
Is making me feel ill
And we have crashed her party

This is what you get
This is what you get
This is what you get..
when you mess with us.

Karma Police
I've given all I can
It's not enough
I've given all I can
But we're still on the payroll.

This is what you get
This is what you get
This is what you get..
when you mess with us.

For a minute there...
I lost myself.. I lost myself
Phew for a minute there,
I lost myself.. I lost myself

Friday, February 18, 2005

Great Day for UP by Dr. Seuss

Sun Rise, originally uploaded by Paul Verwymeren.

The sun is getting up.

The sun gets up.

So UP with you!

Ear number one...

Ear number two.

Up, heads!

Up, whiskers!



Great day, today!
Great day


Open up
your eyes!

You worms!

You frogs!

You butterflies!

Up, whales!

Up, snails!

Up, rooster!



Girls and women!

Boys and men!

Great day
for UP FEET!
Lefts and rights.

And UP! UP! Baseballs!
Footballs! Kites!

Great day
to sing
up on a wire!

Up, voices!
Louder! Higher!

Up stairs!

Up ladders!

Up on stilts!

for up
Mt. Dill-ma-dilts.

doing UPs!

On bikes...

...and trees

...and buttercups.

Up! Up!


Up, folks!

Up in


Up giraffes!

Great day
for seals!

Great day for UP
on ferris wheels!

Fill up the air.

Up, flags!
UP! Everywhere!

Great day for UP!

Wake every person,
pig and pup,
on Earth is up!

Except for me.
Please go away.
No up.
I'm sleeping in today."

Dr. Seuss

(Hope you all have an UP day!)

Sunday, February 13, 2005


IDS05, originally uploaded by jaqui.

Friday, February 11, 2005

In Search of a Soul

"The serious problems of life, however, are never fully solved. If it should for once appear that they are, this is the sign that something has been lost. The meaning and design of a problem seem not to lie in its solution, but in our working at it incessantly. This alone preserves us from stultification and petrification."

Carl Jung - Modern Man in Search of a Soul

Monday, February 07, 2005

Witnessing Miracles

"Our true home is in the present moment.
To live in the present moment is a miracle.
The miracle is not to walk on water.
The miracle is to walk on the green Earth in the present moment,
to appreciate the peace and beauty that are available now,
Peace is all around us-
in the world and in nature-
in our bodies and our spirits
Once we learn to touch this peace,
we will be healed and transformed.
It is not a matter of faith;
it is a matter of practice."

Thich Nhat Hanh

Found in: Prayers For Healing: 365 Blessings & Meditations from Around the
edited by Maggie Oman

Peripatetic Conflagration

In his book Sinclair quotes Jack London from the book John Barleycorn:

"Mine is no tale of a reformed drunkard. I was never a drunkard, and I have not reformed...
No...I shall take my drink on occasion.
With all the books on my shelves, with all the thoughts of the thinkers shaded by my particular temperament, I have decided coolly and deliberately that I should continue to do what I have been trained to want to do. I will drink - but oh, more skillfully, more discreetly than ever before. Never again will I be a peripatetic conflagration."

Sunday, February 06, 2005

Ode to Failure

by Allen Ginsberg

"Many prophets have failed, their voices silent
ghost-shouts in basements nobody heard dusty laughter in family attics
nor glanced them on park benches weeping with relief under empty sky
Walt Whitman viva'd local losers - courage to Fat Ladies in the Freak Show!
nervous prisoners whose mustached lips dripped sweat on chow
lines -
Mayakovsky cried, Then die! my verse, die like the workers' rank & file
fusilladed in Petersburg!
Prospero burned his Power books & plummeted his magic wand to the
the bottom of dragon seas
Alexander the Great failed to find more worlds to conquer!
O Failure I chant your terifying name, accept me your 54 year old Prophet
epicking Eternal Flop! I join your Pantheon of mortal bards, & hasten this
ode with high blood pressure
rushing to the top of my skull as if I wouldn't last another minute, like the
Dying Gaul! to
You, Lord of blind Monet, deaf Beethoven, armless Venus de Milo, headless
Winged Victory!
I failed to sleep with every bearded rosy-cheeked boy I jacked off over
My tirades destroyed no Intellectual Unions of KGB & CIA in turtlenecks
& underpants, their woolen suits & tweeds
I never dissolved Plutonium or dismantled the nuclear Bomb before my skull
lost hair
I have not yet stopped the Armies of entire Mankind in their march toward
World War III
I never got to Heaven, Nirvana, X, Whatchamacallit, I never left Earth,
I never learned to die."

Allen Ginsberg October 10, 1980

Friday, February 04, 2005

Song by Allen Ginsberg

The weight of the world
is love.
Under the burden
of solitude,
under the burden
of dissatisfaction

the weight,
the weight we carry
is love.

Who can deny?
In dreams
it touches
the body,
in thought
a miracle,
in imagination
till born
in human -

looks out of the heart
burning with purity -
for the burden of life
is love,

but we carry the weight
and so must rest
in the arms of love
at last,
must rest in the arms of love.

No rest
without love,
no sleep
without dreams

of love -
be mad or chill
obsessed with angels
or machines,
the final wish
is love
- cannot be bitter,
cannot deny,
cannot withold
if denied:

the weight is too heavy

- must give
for no return
as thought
is given
in solitude
in all the excellence
of its excess.

The warm bodies
shine together
in the darkness,
the hand moves
to the center
of the flesh,
the skin trembles
in happiness
and the soul comes
joyful to the eye -

yes, yes,
that's what
I wanted
I always wanted,
I always wanted,
to return
to the body
where I was born."

Allen Ginsberg San Jose, 1954

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

The Solubleness of the Oceans

Today he sailed away
there goes my peace, there goes my anchor
he sails, he sails
I pray, he returns
enhanced or unchanged
and not damaged.