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17-11-2016, 04:25 PM
RE: Feeling good. Feeling positive. Humanity. Happiness. Hope.
I’m going to burn your embassy, Girly! Angry That was quite a fall from the sublime, up there in the atmosphere, to the ridiculous that is my daily grind (-ing of teeth, that is) Dodgy

… or I was, before it all ended with a bang (the way it began, really Big Grin )

“My body was her gearstick.”

Up there with the worst of my drivel, that was and that’s saying a lot!

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17-11-2016, 04:36 PM
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17-11-2016, 05:13 PM
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What makes me happy? More like "who" -- Jakob, Mom, Raylene, Kevin, Chris, Lefty, Thena, and the others who put up with me. They all make me happy. They don't have to, but they do so anyway. What more can a man ask for?
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26-11-2016, 11:02 AM
RE: Feeling good. Feeling positive. Humanity. Happiness. Hope.
IMO, If people are behaving poorly and giving you reason not to treat them as people, then saying no by reacting in kind only solidifies negative mindsets and behavior patterns on their part and makes you become a product of their poor behavior. However, there's another way to say no, which allows us to be more constructive in these situations. In particular, when others are behaving poorly, it is precisely at this moment when we need to dig deep within ourselves and find those values and principles that make us who we are. Once we uncover these, then it is imperative that we embody them via our behavior along with our words, which allows us to assert our individuality and ultimately say no in a constructive and civil way. Hence, by saying no in this manner, you are outwardly showing that you will have no part in the other person's negative and poor behavior choices. In addition, your "constructive no" also invites the other person to join you in civil dialog and save face.

"I'm fearful when I see people substituting fear for reason." Klaatu, from The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
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06-12-2016, 09:36 PM
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(09-04-2012 06:53 PM)Logica Humano Wrote:  This restores my confidence in humanity's capabilities to recover from itself.

This makes me feel more positive - Sparrows by Jason Gray and Giants Fall - another song






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17-12-2016, 10:48 AM
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"How admirable,
to see lightning,
and not think life is fleeting"

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11-01-2017, 12:26 PM
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"for we all have
our own
twilights
and mists
and abysses
to return to."

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16-02-2017, 02:34 PM
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"The image of myself
grows gigantic on the wall
and against it
my miserable shadow."

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And I know I've posted this before, but it's still one of the most amazing things I've ever seen...

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16-02-2017, 03:58 PM
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(16-02-2017 02:34 PM)Vera Wrote:  "The image of myself
grows gigantic on the wall
and against it
my miserable shadow."

That's how I came to believe
in Original Sin
which is nothing but the first
victory of the ego.


Never heard of Czechslaw before. Kinda like a TS without all the obscure and often impenetrable allusions. New morose poetry woo hoo!

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16-02-2017, 04:22 PM
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(16-02-2017 03:58 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  That's how I came to believe
in Original Sin
which is nothing but the first
victory of the ego.


Never heard of Czechslaw before. Kinda like a TS without all the obscure and often impenetrable allusions. New morose poetry woo hoo!

You're welcome ;-)

I'm pretty sure I've quoted him before. Only know this poem, but I first read in uni and even though I'm an immensely different person now (or, as Pessoa (see below) said: "To feel today what one felt yesterday isn't to feel - it's to remember today what was felt yesterday, to be today's living corpse of what yesterday was lived and lost.") it's really stayed with me...

"For years I could not accept
the place I was in.
I felt I should be somewhere else.

A city, trees, human voices
lacked the quality of presence.
I would live by the hope of moving on.

Somewhere else there was a city of real presence,
of real trees and voices and friendship and love.

[...]

Building in my mind a permanent polis
forever deprived of aimless bustle.

[...]

Raja, this did not cure me
of my guilt and shame.
A shame of failing to be
what I should have been.

[...]

No, Raja, I must start from what I am.
I am those monsters which visit my dreams
and reveal to me my hidden essence.

If I am sick, there is no proof whatsoever
that man is a healthy creature."


But if you're looking for morose poetry, and haven't already, might I suggest the greatest Portuguese poet, Fernando Pessoa? He has some really dark things, but also some astonishingly light ones (he had three separate heteronyms, each with his distinctive personality, in addition to "himself") One of the first things I ever learnt in Portuguese, was this:

"To be great, be whole
Exclude nothing, exaggerate nothing that is not you.
Be whole in everything.
Put all you are
Into the smallest thing you do.

So, in each lake, the moon shines with splendor
Because it blooms up above."


And, of course, another of my favourites (though I dislike this word here) is also his:

"If you cannot live alone, you were born a slave."

There are also several fados (sung by my favourite fadista) based on his poems...

"If I'm alone, I don't want to be,
If I'm not alone, I want to be alone.
In the end, I only want to be the way I'm not."

(pardon my crappy, non-poetic translation)





Ooh boy, I started blabbering and forgot to say when Blush

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