Archive for September 30th, 2010


The Story of Us: Jack’s Back

September 30, 2010
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‘We are listeners at the oracle.
Some listen but do not hear.
Some hear, but do not listen.
Those who truly hear are
touched and changed.’
~ Ben Okri from Starbook

Chapter Seven
The maiden had gone to see the work just before the elders had it removed. She had gone to see the work that was the most significant revelation in art that the tribe had ever known, and she had been so oppressed by it that she couldn’t sleep for weeks. There are some works of art that the eyes shouldn’t see. There are some works of art so terrible that they should only be seen as a reflection, in a mirror, like the heads of the Medusal There are some works of art that should be seen only by initiates and strong-souled masters and then kept in silence for generations for their power to be changed by time into the gold of their highest fruition; works that should be described to the young, hinted at, till the people are themselves strong enough for such terrible truths.
This work which had caused such upheaval in the tribe was more troubling and mysterious than any of those”.


Tongue-in-cheek from the Muse
I suspect when it is all said and done, when the fat lady sings and we are defending our lives…..the only answer we need to have is:
Have I been a work of art or have I been a piece of work?
Kindness is my guide.
Curly: You know what the secret of life is?
Mitch: No, what?
Curly: This.
Mitch: Your finger?
Curly: One thing. Just one thing. You stick to that and everything else don’t mean shit.
Mitch: That’s great, but what’s the one thing?
Curly: That’s what you’ve got to figure out.
That’s it.
That’s the One Thing I Know For Certain.
Kindness is my Guide.
I am happy knowing just that.
Mitch: Hi Curly. Kill anyone today?
Jack Palance : Day ain’t over yet.
~ City Slickers