Monday, November 25, 2013

Into the Bereshit*

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:11 PM

IMAGE- 'Filling the Existential Void'

From a slide show of Pinter's "No Man's Land"

 * Footnotes on the title—

For Hirst:  Wikipedia.
For Spooner:  Into the Woods.

For the groundlings: Urban Dictionary.

Friday, February 12, 2021

What I Mean . . .

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:59 PM

The title is adapted from a recent book by Joan Didion.
That book now appears among others in my Kindle library —

A Midrash for Singer

Vide “Bereshit”  in Wikipedia  and  in this journal.

Related material —

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Bear and Bull

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 PM

Excerpt from a poem by Johanna Skibsrud
(Toronto Quarterly , April 2, 2011)—

No, I could not love a human being if they 
could not leave a mark.

Even if I was a bear 
and I ate you, you would 
move right through me. 

Even if you were a bear 
and you ate me, I would 
move right through you.

But I am not a bear. And will not eat you. 
If I said I could, I could not.

And you are not a bear. And will not eat me.

And that is why I could not love you. 

Related material: Into the Bereshit.

See also the remarks on space in Skibsrud's
January 2012 doctoral thesis at the University
of Montreal—

" 'The nothing that is': An Ethics of Absence
    Within the Poetry of Wallace Stevens."

— as well as Bull Run I and Bull Run II.

Friday, August 6, 2004

Friday August 6, 2004

Filed under: General — m759 @ 5:01 PM

Sermon for Hiroshima Day

In a comment, a Xangan recently made a pun on the name “Gennifer” (as in Flowers)… “geno-pher.”  I am still not sure what he meant, but I appreciate his prompting me to look up the etymology of gen words, one of which is…

genesis – O.E., from L. genesis, adopted as title of first book of Old Testament in Vulgate, from Gk. genesis “origin, creation, generation,” from gignesthai “to be born,” related to genos “race, birth, descent” (see genus). As such, it translated Heb. bereshith, lit. “in the beginning,” which was the first word of the text, taken in error as its title. Extended sense of “origin, creation” first recorded in Eng. 1604.

This ties in with the end of the previous entry, which recommended that the reader consult Log24 entries of Aug. 6, 2002.  Taking my own advice, I did so, and found that the current pope on Aug. 6, 1993, cited Genesis 1:26 —

And God said, Let us
make man in our image,
after our likeness….

Taking the chapter and verse numbers as also having deep religious significance, let us  consult the Log24 entries for 1/26 2003 and 1/26 2004.

In Our Image  

We find that 1/26 2003, and the entries on earlier days that lead up to it, deals with Paul Newman, Our Town, The Hustler, Super Bowl Sunday, and God.

After Our Likeness

We find that 1/26 2004 deals with God’s self-definition on Mount Sinai.  Lucifer also appears.  Karol Wojtyla would do well to click on the following link for an expert characterization of Lucifer:

hypocrite lecteur!
mon semblable, mon frère

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