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New Vocabulary

indomitable.


When you EMBRACE the ROCK, you BECOME the rock, and the rock is NO MORE.aTitiano Vecellio, Sisyphus
aaascorn.
"ALL IS WELL"
Oedipus


Charles Fran├žois Jalabeat, The Plague of Thebes

a avanity.

Simon Renard De Saint-Andre, Vanitas Still-Life aaprudence."It is prudent never to trust completely those who have deceived us even once."






ambiguity. There will always be a discrepancy between what I think is and what is, what I hope to be and what may be, what I see and what shows itself, the phenomenal and the noumenal. There is nothing new with these remarks: man is limited--"all too human!"--and so is his knowledge (approximate), faith (a blind leap), perception (erroneous), etc; while the world, when stripped off its familiarity, shall remain slippery, always deferring itself (Derrida), absurd (Camus) or unfathomable: "the world is deep--deeper than day can comprehend!" (Nietzsche).


Yet while it is necessary to firmly fix our eyes upon the ambiguity…

The Art of Being Your Own Lover

A Postscript


"Learning to love yourself," a strong and counterintuitive song from way back tells us, "is the greatest love of all." I never really thought about those words when I first heard them when I was young, in the same way that I did not give riding roller coasters or eating fish balls a thought back then, only to find out much later (sadly and with a sigh) that the first is now too difficult for my mind to grasp, and the other, as they say, is really bad for you.


It is perhaps when we earn years and gain mileage that what had gone unnoticed or unthought becomes not only foregrounded but made problematic. That is why children are carefree, and we live in daily anxiety. But I'm already digressing.


Why say such a thing?--that loving yourself is the highest form of love.


From the definition of the words themselves self-love becomes a contradiction: if to love is in a wide sense to desire (eros), to sacrifice one's self unconditionally for the other (agape…

A Goodbye Kiss

Girlfriend
Julia Fordham


Don't tell me to stop crying please just hold me while I do
Soothe me with your silence and just cradle me to you
Don't push me for my reasons or expect me to explain
How can I in five minutes shift a lifetime's hidden pain?


Don't tell your girlfriend about me 'cos your girlfriend
won't like girls like me
Don't tell your girlfriend about me
If you just hold me, hold me, hold me....


I went to see a psychic and I paid for good advice
He said "Forget a romance 'til you've sorted out your life.
Be your own mother and your father and your sister and brother,
And even try to crack the art of being your own lover."


Don't tell your girlfriend about me 'cos your girlfriend
won't like girls like me
Don't tell your girlfriend about me
If you just hold me, hold me, hold me....


In my darkest hour you'd be mine, these wildest dreams
are no crime, or are they? Girlfriend
Coming from a place of need, not one of abundance,
You see h…