Monthly Archives: June 2012

CELESTIAL DICHOTOMIES

How high up were the nearest clouds?  How far away were the most distant clouds?  I had absolutely no idea.  All I knew was that the nearest ones were dark and huge, whereas the most distant ones were light and … Continue reading

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MORE POETIC PHILOSOPHER THAN PHILOSOPHICAL POET

I swept down from my philosophical perch and alighted on a branch of poetry with which I was foolishly familiar.  There I waited patiently for the air to clear before soaring back up to my accustomed heights and the hurley-like … Continue reading

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NATURE AT WAR WITH ITSELF

The wind played havoc with the trees as the branches frantically swayed to and fro, racked by what must have been one of the most tempestuous June days on record. Overhead a menacing mass of imperious cloud glowered down, like … Continue reading

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WITNESS TO A HEAVING SKY

The people’s summer had been eclipsed by a sullen mass of endless cloud that stretched away towards the far horizon, sealing their fate and seemingly precluding even the faintest evidence of merriment from disturbing the air. Some dappled cloud smoothing … Continue reading

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CONCRETE BASIS OF WAR

The concrete ever wars upon the abstract, and those (few) given to abstract thought will ever have an uphill task in persevering with their calling despite what the concrete throw at them. Even though the concrete have their abstraction (ever … Continue reading

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HOPE AND FEAR IN ELEMENTAL PERSPECTIVE

Because we are generally more positive than negative, whether to an upper-order absolute degree (3:1) or to a lower-order relative degree (2 1/2:1 1/2), we tend to hope that the ‘good times’ will last for ever and incline to fear … Continue reading

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POETIC VIS-A-VIS PHILOSOPHIC THOUGHT

The setting sun painted the clouds nearest to it a deep rich gold that shone from their margins like a halo of celestial resplendence.  This was a sunset like no other, and I was one of the few privileged to … Continue reading

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WOMEN AND CHILDREN

It could be said that women are certainly punished by their children – in fact, to an extent that most if not all men would be unable to handle.  Being a mother has to be one of the hardest, most … Continue reading

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THE NATURE OF THE SKY

We owe religion to the sky, not to space (the Cosmos), which is the fount of science and therefore of fire as opposed to air. The earth, on the other hand, torn between water and vegetation, is the crucible of … Continue reading

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DISTINGUISHING GLOBAL MUSIC FROM WESTERN AND/OR EASTERN MUSIC

Global music – jazz to rock to electronica.  Western music – medieval to folk to classical. Any form of classical music, no matter how ‘modernist’ or seemingly ‘avant-garde’, is a Western anachronism in a global age, whose music, beginning with … Continue reading

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