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And with heartbreaking power:
From Wikipedia: The original Greek version of the New Testament (Novum Testamentum Graece) uses the term parousia (παρουσία from the Greek literal meaning of parousia: divine presence, derived from “para“: beside, beyond, and “ousia“: substance) the “appearance and subsequent presence … Continue reading
Karen Carpenter on the BBC, September 21, 1971:
This today in Spiegel: A German woman looking for love dialled the emergency police line 13 times saying she wanted to meet a policeman. And her wish came true — two officers arrived to disable her phone.
But she didn’t need a cell phone to hear a WHO, or respond to her call: According to the Catholic Encyclopedia: During the summer of 1370 she received a series of special manifestations of Divine mysteries, which culminated in a … Continue reading
Beneath a big and spasmodic sky, and before rolling countryside divided by high fences, Van Gogh foregrounds a chasm with two (or three?) people separated from one other person:
IS prayer and worship the expression of longing and inner dialogue (directed to a projected self)? And when religion turns fundamentalist, is it because this metaphorical self is LITERALIZED? In short, does fundamentalism mistake the metaphor for something REAL (like a bee trying … Continue reading
Question: What is poetry, really? Answer: Joe Cocker in translation.
My heart, she said, it goes out to you like a pinched wick.