musings on yesteday’s sunset, seen driving down I75 (scribled on a reciept while driving)

Kemal’s wretched though amusing attempts at verse continue:

I surveyed the setting sun Then the east’s dying embers
Red and purple waves amidst a blue froth
rippled in the middle spreading out in waves
descending through the valley flanked with undergrowth
horizon streaked with contrails high above the lazy haze
this valley of soot retains a thousand small ties and cares
to hearth and root and street sorrows recalled in waves
but mercy also whelms about our loyalties to place

Outside the window steams the bated breath of trucks
barking withheld. Metal upon metal scrapes
rubber on steel, the wheel churning dust within each cab
sits men tired wondering at the west’s dying coals
sinking beneath horizon’s edge span by measured span..

Two quotes of the day:

“First Shakespeare sonnets seem meaningless; first Bach fugues, a bore; first differential equations, sheer torture. But training changes the nature of our spiritual experiences. In due course, contact with an obscurely beautiful poem, an elaborate piece of counterpoint or of mathematical reasoning, causes us to feel direct intuitions of beauty and significance. It is the same in the moral world. A man who has trained himself in goodness come to have certain direct intuitions about character, about the relations between human beings, about his own position in the world — intuitions that are quite different from the intuitions of the average sensual man…” -Aldous Huxley

“The struggle for definition is veritably the struggle for life itself. In the typical Western two men fight desperately for the possession of a gun that has been thrown to the ground: whoever reaches the weapon first shoots and lives; his adversary is shot and dies. In ordinary life, the struggle is not for guns but for words; whoever first defines the situation is the victor; his adversary, the victim. For example, in the family, husband and wife, mother and child do not get along; who defines whom as troublesome or mentally sick?…[the one] who first seizes the word imposes reality on the other; [the one] who defines thus dominates and lives; and [the one] who is defined is subjugated and may be killed.” – Thomas S. Szasz

Links of the day, Sunday 3 October 2010

Fall is upon us.

“..Night calls on summer’s end / Dark aspect, breed divine
Knee-deep, the blood of swine / Come season, come reborn
November Coming Fire..”
Samhain, November Coming Fire, as sung by Glen Danzig

“..Winter kept us warm, covering / Earth in forgetful snow, feeding
A little life with dried tubers. / Summer surprised us…”
T.S. Eliot, The Wasteland

Sweden: exposing Sharia and rape myths

U.S. sorry for Guatemala syphilis experiment

Florida Dengue Fever Outbreak Leads Back to CIA and Army Experiments

Secret Vaccine Trials Exposed–Ireland

Steve Harris at Amerika reviews William Gibson’s Zero History

Bilderberger Meeting in June Had Global Cooling on Topics List

An interesting mystery…

Javier Solana’s family tree revisionism?

and 2

Background on Nieves Hayat de Madariaga / Mrs. Nieves Mathews

Opinion piece: Sexual polarity: clarifying the masculine/feminine dichotomy

Something strange about all of this – three parts of the world, India Australia and the USA

4 babies die after shots of vaccine

And after that incident
Two more kids die after vaccination

Family Successfully Sues Pharma Industry over Vaccine-Induced Autism

A flu jab too close for comfort