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Friday, December 18, 2015

Sequel

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:00 PM

A prequel to the 2013 film "The Zero Theorem" —

"Down below, infinitely deep into the blackness,
things were beginning. The blackness had
arranged itself into a whirlpool…."

— Peter Dickinson, A Box of Nothing  (1985),
    "Chapter 19: Star Tree"

— may serve as a sequel to the life of the book's author.

(See Dickinson Sequel in this journal.)

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Sequel

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:11 AM

"A sequel lies beyond." — Emily Dickinson —

Actual Being

For example:

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Sunday School

Filed under: General — m759 @ 4:30 AM

An Exclamation for Jenny.

The "Jenny" here refers to both Tuesday's Log24 post Page Mark and to a post from Dec. 29, 2005

Wishmaster 3:
Beyond the
Gates of Hell
,

SciFi channel,
7 PM tonight

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This world is not conclusion;
a sequel stands beyond
.”
Emily Dickinson

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Thursday December 29, 2005

Filed under: General — m759 @ 6:29 PM

Express

You've got to make him
Express himself
Hey, hey, hey, hey

Madonna  

Humboldt's Gift:

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Related material on trains:

Davenport's Express
and End of Days.

Related material on 162:

Dogma Part II: Amores Perros,
The Matthias Defense,
The Still Point and the Wheel,
  Mark, and Confession.

Related material on
self-expression:

Wishmaster 3:
Beyond the
Gates of Hell
,

 

SciFi channel,
7 PM tonight

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"This world is not conclusion;
a sequel stands beyond
."
Emily Dickinson

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Saturday December 17, 2005

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 6:02 PM
Thirst for
the Absolute

This world is not conclusion;
  A sequel stands beyond,
Invisible, as music,
  But positive, as sound.
It beckons and it baffles;     
  Philosophies don't know,
And through a riddle, at the last,  
  Sagacity must go….

— Emily Dickinson

From John Spencer's birthday,
December 20, in 2003:

Riddled:

The Absolutist Faith
of The New York Times

White and Geometric, but not Eternal.

(See previous entry.)

The title of this entry
  comes from within 
an entry of June 2, 2005,

The Barest Vocabulary
 at the Altar of Facts
.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Saturday December 10, 2005

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 3:00 AM
For the birthday of Emily Dickinson:

"This world is not conclusion;
  A sequel stands beyond,
Invisible, as music,
  But positive, as sound.
It beckons and it baffles;         5
  Philosophies don’t know,
And through a riddle, at the last,
  Sagacity must go.
To guess it puzzles scholars;
  To gain it, men have shown         10
Contempt of generations,
  And crucifixion known."

Santa's Riddle

How do you add a single
point to a plane to
give it the shape
of a globe?

Hint:

"The lunatic,   
the lover, and
the poet…."  

Answer: See

Russell Crowe as Santa's Helper.

Monday, July 12, 2004

Monday July 12, 2004

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:29 PM

Sequel

This world is not conclusion;
  A sequel stands beyond,
Invisible, as music,
  But positive, as sound.
It beckons and it baffles;         5
  Philosophies don’t know,
And through a riddle, at the last,
  Sagacity must go.
To guess it puzzles scholars;
  To gain it, men have shown         10
Contempt of generations,
  And crucifixion known.

Monday, April 21, 2003

Monday April 21, 2003

Filed under: General — m759 @ 4:23 PM
Riddle
 
This world is not conclusion;
  A sequel stands beyond,
Invisible, as music,
  But positive, as sound.
It beckons and it baffles;         
  Philosophies don’t know,
And through a riddle, at the last,

  Sagacity must go.

Emily Dickinson

From an obituary of a biographer of Emily Dickinson, Richard B. Sewall, who died on Wednesday, April 16, 2003:

“Descended from a line of Congregational ministers dating back to the Salem of the witch trial era, Mr. Sewall was known for infusing his lectures with an almost religious fervor.”

Riddle

What is the hardest thing to keep?

For one answer, see my entry of April 16, 2003.   For commentary on that answer, see the description of a poetry party that took place last April at Sleepy Hollow, New York.

See, too, the story that contains the following passages:

“As to the books and furniture of the schoolhouse, they belonged to the community, excepting Cotton Mather’s History of Witchcraft, a New England Almanac, and book of dreams and fortune-telling….

The schoolhouse being deserted soon fell to decay, and was reported to be haunted by the ghost of the unfortunate pedagogue, and the plough-boy, loitering homeward of a still summer evening, has often fancied his voice at a distance, chanting a melancholy psalm tune among the tranquil solitudes of Sleepy Hollow.”

Washington Irving

Update of 11:55 PM April 21, 2003,

in memory of
Nina Simone:

See also the last paragraph of this news story,
this website, and this essay,
or see all three combined.

From the entry of midnight, October 25-26, 2002:

Make my bed and light the light,
I’ll arrive late tonight,
Blackbird, Bye-bye.



Nina Simone

For more on the eight-point star of Venus,
see “Bright Star,” my note of October 23, 2002.

Saturday, April 12, 2003

Saturday April 12, 2003

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:23 PM

2:23 PM
Sequel
to the previous two entries

“This world is not conclusion;
A sequel stands beyond….”
— Emily Dickinson

Today’s birthday: dancer/actress Ann Miller.

“In 1937, she was discovered by Lucille Ball….”

Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz,
and Ann Miller, cast photo
from Too Many Girls (1940)

“Just goes to show star quality shines through….”
— Website on Too Many Girls 

“It’ll shine when it shines.”
— Folk saying, epigraph to The Shining

“Shine on, you crazy diamond.”
Pink Floyd

“Well we all shine on…”
— John Lennon, “Instant Karma

Wednesday, December 11, 2002

Wednesday December 11, 2002

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:08 PM

Sequel

ART WARS
Stan Rice,
Poet and Painter,
Is Dead at 60…

New York Times  
Wed Dec 11
06:27:00 EST 2002

“This world is not conclusion;
A sequel stands beyond….”

Emily Dickinson (See yesterday’s notes.)

And the hair of my flesh stood up (Job 4:15).
The emotional quality of the moment is
The religious experience of the atheist.
This is Day Three.
Ezra Pound makes me sit
Under the gold painted equestrian statue
At Central Park South and 5th.

— Stan Rice, “Doing Being” (See yesterday’s notes.)

Stan Rice died on Monday.
Today is Wednesday. 
This is Day Three

15  Then a spirit passed before my face;

        
the hair of my flesh stood up:
16  it stood still,

        
but I could not discern the form thereof:
an image was before mine eyes,
there was silence, and I heard a voice, saying,
17  Shall mortal man be more just than God?

        
Shall a man be more pure than his Maker?

Tuesday, December 10, 2002

Tuesday December 10, 2002

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:00 PM

Great Dream of Heaven

The title is that of Sam Shepard’s new book of short stories.  It is relevant to several of my recent journal entries.

This author’s own title also seems relevant.  Here is an excerpt from a web page on The Church of the Good Shepherd:

“This is the oldest church in Beverly Hills, and over the years, this small house of worship has been the local parish church for most of the Catholic movie stars who live in Beverly Hills…. It has seen numerous celebrity weddings and funerals. Although the church’s interior is modest (it seats just 600), and its decor surprisingly simple, the Church of the Good Shepherd has been featured in several Hollywood films: most notably, it was the location for the funeral scene in the 1954 version of ‘A Star is Born.'”

Today’s Birthday: Emily Dickinson

Complete Poems, 1924 

Part Four: Time and Eternity

LXXXIII

This world is not conclusion;
A sequel stands beyond….

 

Born Yesterday: Kirk Douglas 

From Douglas’s Climbing the Mountain: My Search for Meaning (Simon & Schuster, 1997) —

“Selling artwork, devoting time to charitable causes, writing novels, are all worthwhile means of occupying your time when good scripts aren’t coming your way.  But then, in the spring of 1993, one did.

It was called Wrestling Ernest Hemingway, a story of a growing friendship betwen two old men dealing with the twilight of their lives…. It was brilliant….

I called my agent… “So make the deal.”

A long pause.  “But the director wants to meet you.” ….

…. My agent called the next day. “She really likes you, Kirk… but… ah,” he started to stutter.

“What?”

“She wants Richard Harris.”

In the film of
Wrestling Ernest Hemingway 
as finally made,
Richard Harris dies on
Hemingway’s birthday.

Dead on October 25, 2002,
Picasso’s Birthday:

Actor Richard Harris  

A journal entry of October 25, 2002:

Wrestling Pablo Picasso

Aster on a
Greek Vase

Picasso by Karsh

Wrestling Ernest
Hemingway

The old men know when an old man dies.
— Ogden Nash

A description of the title story
in Sam Shepard’s Great Dream of Heaven:

“Two old men who share a house are as close as a married couple until a competition to wake up first in the morning and a mutual fascination with a Denny’s waitress drive them apart.”

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