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Sunday, June 2, 2019

Working Backward

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:00 PM

The title is from a search in this journal  
http://www.m759.net/wordpress/?s=1982+Janine .

"And all the clocks were striking thirteen."

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Working Backward

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:44 PM

(Continued)

This setting of the Ave Verum Corpus  text was composed
to celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi .” — Wikipedia

Ave Verum Corpus .”— Madison in the BBC America TV series
“Intruders,” Season 1, Episode 3: “Time Has Come Today.”

See also the Eucharistic meditation of Feb. 13, 2006, linked to in yesterday’s post
on Guy Fawkes Day. (That British holiday originally commemorated the Catholic
Gunpowder Plot of 1605.)

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Working Backwards

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:25 PM

"Warming to the question of what it means to read a poem backward…."

— Essayist in a New Yorker  weblog on July 11, 2013

“Death itself would start working backwards.”

— Aslan in The Chronicles of Narnia , 1950

"I twisted my mind like a bright ribbon, folded it, 
and tied the crazy Christmas knots I love so well."
— Roger Zelazny, A Rose for Ecclesiastes , 1963

"All manner of thing shall be well
When the tongues of flame are in-folded
Into the crowned knot of fire
And the fire and the rose are one."
— T. S. Eliot, Four Quartets , 1942

See also some context for these quotations.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Egg Tales

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 12:00 PM

"And not all the king's men nor his horses
 Will resurrect his corpus."

Finnegans Wake

See as well Andy Weir's "The Egg" and Working Backward.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

When Death Tells a Story…

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:21 AM

See the title phrase and "working backward" in this journal.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Beans Talk

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:01 PM

Peter Keepnews on the late jazz musician Chico Hamilton:

"He was a charter member of the baritone saxophonist
Gerry Mulligan’s quartet, which helped lay the groundwork
for the cool movement. His own quintet, which he formed
shortly after leaving the Mulligan group, came to be
regarded as the quintessence of cool." 

Example: a recording uploaded on October 27, 2013,
and this journal on that date.

Related material: Working Backward.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

St. Julia’s Day

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:23 PM

For mathematician Julia Robinson, who died on this date
in 1985, and her sister Constance Reid, who died on
October 14, 2010

A search suggested by the "cosmic dippiness" of
a 1998 science fiction novel and by the non-dippiness of
a much better novel with closely related themes from 1977—

(Click to enlarge.)

(The use of "recursive" here is of course rather poetic, not to be
construed as meaningful in the strictly mathematical sense.
See also the term's etymology, and Working Backwards.)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Jaunt 701

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:57 PM

Pennsylvania Lottery today

Image-- PA lottery Oct. 9, 2010-- Midday 701, Evening 987

Context: See the past few days' posts and search for

"Death itself would start working backwards."

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sunday August 30, 2009

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:00 AM
Working Backward

Continued from
December 10, 2005:

“Death itself would start
  working backward.”

— Aslan in  
 The Chronicles of Narnia

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Saturday January 26, 2008

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:22 AM
Working Backward

Those who have followed the links here recently may appreciate a short story told by yesterday’s lottery numbers in Pennsylvania: mid-day 096, evening 513.

The “96” may be regarded as a reference to the age at death of geometer H.S.M. Coxeter (see yesterday morning’s links). The “513” may be regarded as a reference to the time of yesterday afternoon’s entry, 5:01, plus the twelve minutes discussed in that entry by presidential aide Richard Darman, who died yesterday.

These references may seem less fanciful in the light of other recent Log24 material: a verse quoted here on Jan. 18

… Todo lo sé por el lucero puro
que brilla en la diadema de la Muerte.


Rubén Darío,
born January 18, 1867

— and a link on Jan. 19 to the following:

The Lion, the Witch
and the Wardrobe:

 

“But what does it all mean?” asked Susan when they were somewhat calmer.

“It means,” said Aslan, “that though the Witch knew the Deep Magic, there is a magic deeper still which she did not know. Her knowledge goes back only to the dawn of Time. But if she could have looked a little further back, into the stillness and the darkness before Time dawned, she would have read there a different incantation. She would have known that when a willing victim who had committed no treachery was killed in a traitor’s stead, the Table would crack and Death itself would start working backward.”

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Saturday December 10, 2005

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:00 PM

Prequel on
Saint Cecilia’s Day

“Death itself would start
working backward.”

— Aslan in The Chronicles of Narnia

Celebrity Obits, Nov. 22, 2005

Intelligence and
Counterintelligence

(continued):

Aldous Huxley & C.S. Lewis both died on Nov.22, 1963. For some reason, their deaths went largely unnoticed… The doors of perception lead to Narnia November 22, 08:51:20am
Shemp Howard died 50 years ago today Moe November 22, 09:17:18am

See also the previous entry, and this follow-up:

“Shattuck’s death on Thursday… was reported by his nephew, John Shattuck, head of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, The Boston Globe reported Saturday.” Boston.com

Related material:

“The White Witch rules Narnia,
and has brought to it
the Hundred Years of Winter.”
The Narnia Academy

and the foundation of the
David Morrell Counterintelligence Library:

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Shemp

Thursday, December 8, 2005

Thursday December 8, 2005

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:00 AM
Working Backward

“Death itself would start
working backward.”

— Aslan in
The Chronicles of Narnia 

“‘Memory is non-narrative
and non-linear,’
Lin said of the work….
‘People say,
“How do you read this?”
Any way you want.'”

— Maya Lin in
The Harvard Crimson,
Friday, Dec. 2, 2005

“Work as if you were in the
early days of a better nation.”

God in 1982 Janine

From Carole A. Holdsworth,
Dulcinea and Pynchon’s V:

Tanner may have stated it best:

“V. is whatever lights you to
 the end of the street:
 she is also the dark annihilation
 waiting at the end of the street.”

(Tony Tanner, page 36,
 “V. and V-2,” in
 Pynchon: A Collection
 of Critical Essays.
 Ed. Edward Mendelson.
 Englewood Cliffs, N. J.:
 Prentice-Hall, 1978. 16-55).

She’s a mystery
She’s everything
   a woman should be
Woman in black
   got a hold on me

Foreigner 4

Wednesday, December 7, 2005

Wednesday December 7, 2005

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:00 PM
Magical Thinking
 
(continued)

1:00:19 EST

The Lion, the Witch
and the Wardrobe

premieres tonight at
 the Royal Albert Hall.

Log24 Dec. 2:

Hexagram 19 in the
Cullinane series:

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Log24 Dec. 3:

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Katherine Neville, The Eight

    “What does this have to do with why we’re here?”
    “I saw it in a chess book Mordecai showed me.  The most ancient chess service ever discovered was found at the palace of King Minos on Crete– the place where the famous Labyrinth was built, named after this sacred axe.  The chess service dates to 2000 B.C.  It was made of gold and silver and jewels…. And in the center was carved a labrys.”
… “But I thought chess wasn’t even invented until six or seven hundred A.D.,” I added.  “They always say it came from Persia or India.  How could this Minoan chess service be so old?”
    “Mordecai’s written a lot himself on the history of chess,” said Lily…. “He thinks that chess set in Crete was designed by the same guy who built the Labyrinth– the sculptor Daedalus….”
    Now things were beginning to click into place….
    “Why was this axe carved on the chessboard?” I asked Lily, knowing the answer in my heart before she spoke.  “What did Mordecai say was the connection?”….
    “That’s what it’s all about,” she said quietly.  “To kill the King.”
 
     The sacred axe was used to kill the King.  The ritual had been the same since the beginning of time. The game of chess was merely a reenactment.  Why hadn’t I recognized it before?


“But what does it all mean?” asked Susan when they were somewhat calmer.

“It means,” said Aslan, “that though the Witch knew the Deep Magic, there is a magic deeper still which she did not know. Her knowledge goes back only to the dawn of Time. But if she could have looked a little further back, into the stillness and the darkness before Time dawned, she would have read there a different incantation. She would have known that when a willing victim who had committed no treachery was killed in a traitor’s stead, the Table would crack and Death itself would start working backward.”

 

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