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by Jean Fournell
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: The Fool (selected fragments)
Replies: 27
Views: 4245

The Fool: 9.2 – A useless piece of advice

. "Grazing is rather easy, too: Of course it is nonsense for the horse to pull the reins out of your hand in order to graze; and of course it is nonsense for you to prevent it from grazing. Tell it to graze, and tell it to let you hold the reins. If both of you give the other what he needs, then bo...
by Jean Fournell
Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: The Fool (selected fragments)
Replies: 27
Views: 4245

The Fool: 9.1 – A calming hand

. "To have a calming hand lying somewhere on the horse: This helps the horse, in case of uncanny phenomena, to delete the traces of provenance — that is, to ground them in such a fashion that no leftover adrenaline residues remain." "Hm-mh... — And then, what do you mean by traces of provenance?" "...
by Jean Fournell
Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: For a moment
Replies: 1
Views: 325

Re: For a moment

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Convincing mindscapes
Very much to my liking
Precise, no ado
by Jean Fournell
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: The Fool (selected fragments)
Replies: 27
Views: 4245

The Fool: 9 – A few banalities

. The discovery that you are the unrepeatable center of your own vision is simultaneous with the discovery that I am the center of my own. James P. Carse, Finite and Infinite Games . Back with the horse "Something has happened", the fool said to his horse, and the horse looked at him. Not the sligh...
by Jean Fournell
Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: The Fool (selected fragments)
Replies: 27
Views: 4245

The Fool: 8.5.0 – An insight

The polishing of a tile Of course the Mirror of Pure Cognition, just as the Ancient Mirror, and the Clear Mirror, and the Mirror Mirror on the wall, and the mirror of Through the Looking-Glass , and as any mirror, results from the polishing of a tile. Who would go and doubt that! But this doesn't m...
by Jean Fournell
Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: The Fool (selected fragments)
Replies: 27
Views: 4245

The Fool: 8.5 – A tile

McMurphy drew eyes to him like a sideshow barker. Beside him, I found that I was obliged to be looked at too, and with people staring at me I felt I had to stand up straight and tall as I could. [...] McMurphy talked a while about the fight, and my back got to hurting more and more; I'd hunkered in ...
by Jean Fournell
Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: this year's man
Replies: 6
Views: 489

Re: this year's man

So maybe it was time you got cracking :)

Good picture.
by Jean Fournell
Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:13 am
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 351
Views: 39516

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Diane wrote:And what are us acolytes to do, now that the priest has died?
Leonard Cohen was perfectly clear about that:

Sure it failed my little fire
But it's bright the dying spark
Go tell the young messiah
What happens to the heart

Go tell the young messiah
What happens to the heart
by Jean Fournell
Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:01 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: The Fool (selected fragments)
Replies: 27
Views: 4245

The Fool: 8.4 – A mirror

"Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?" (Grimm Brothers, Snow White ) The Mirror of Pure Cognition "Well, it's a small world!" the fool heard a voice he knew. He looked up from the image he now would not make unto himself. "The horse-patterer's got dissolved", he joyously return...
by Jean Fournell
Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 351
Views: 39516

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Welcome Ignacio, that's a fine first post. You are putting your finger exactly where it matters. Self as different-from-the rest, and thus different from the lover. To exist, from Latin ex- + sistere (to stand, stop): to be standing apart, to be blocked outside. Such a self is a ghost, in return mak...
by Jean Fournell
Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ode to Leonard Cohen from a fellow Zen Monk
Replies: 5
Views: 590

Re: Ode to Leonard Cohen from a fellow Zen Monk

Folks, I don't mean to "kill the flame" of your party — only: that's a zen monk speaking about a zen monk. (But let's keep that between us...) Sometimes it is called "grandmotherly love": http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=grandmotherly%20love "You can understand all of Buddhism, but you...
by Jean Fournell
Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 351
Views: 39516

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Doron, thank you very much for your comment on Alfonso's question. I've proved myself unable once more to produce anything but junk, and my mind is crying for mercy. So I turn my back on the angel, turn my back on the devil too . And take to more profane considerations. still there is a little probl...
by Jean Fournell
Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: eyes are soft with sorrow
Replies: 6
Views: 640

Re: eyes are soft with sorrow

Yes. Good picture.
by Jean Fournell
Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:13 am
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 351
Views: 39516

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

The desert requires a higher degree of attentiveness, if we are to perceive that it is alive. ● Alfonso, why not give it a try. Please understand: My English is too poor for the Bible text you quote, so I googled a French and a German version to eliminate the problems of vocabulary and grammar. The ...
by Jean Fournell
Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 351
Views: 39516

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Doron and Diane, I'm somewhat behind events, still lingering on the previous considerations. Haven't really started on "Seemed The Better Way" yet... I wonder: if indeed “going back” refers to death (let’s say, the migration of the soul back to where it came from, given that one believes in that rea...

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