Daily Archives: October 8, 2012

On “Ringer”: Regina Spektor “All the Rowboats” Season 1, Episode 18: “That Woman’s never been a victim her entire life”


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Walk a Tightrope With Me | Dean & Haley (“Fall or fly we will not know if we don’t try”)



Come walk a tightrope with me, high up with nothing but courage and Gravity.
We could fall……

Walk a Tightrope With Me | Dean & Haley

Take this waltz – music Leonard Cohen


 

Now in Vienna there are ten pretty women
There’s a shoulder where Death comes to cry
There’s a lobby with nine hundred windows
There’s a tree where the doves go to die
There’s a piece that was torn from the morning,
And it hangs in the Gallery of Frost

Take this waltz, take this waltz
Take this waltz with the clamp on its jaws
I want you, I want you, I want you
On a chair with a dead magazine
In the cave at the tip of the lilly,
In some hallway where love’s never been
On a bed where the moon has been sweating,
In a cry filled with footsteps and sand

Take this waltz, take this waltz
Take its broken waist in your hand

This waltz, this waltz, this waltz, this waltz
With its very own breath of brandy and Death
Dragging its tail in the sea

There’s a concert hall in Vienna
Where your mouth had a thousand reviews
There’s a bar where the boys have stopped talking
They’ve been sentenced to death by the blues
Ah, but who is it climbs to your picture
With a garland of freshly cut tears?

Take this waltz, take this waltz
Take this waltz, it’s been dying for years

There’s an attic where children are playing,
Where I’ve got to lie down with you soon,
In a dream of Hungarian lanterns,
In the mist of some sweet afternoon
And I’ll see what you’ve chained to your sorrow,
All your sheep and your lillies of snow

Take this waltz, take this waltz
With its “I’ll never forget you, you know!”

This waltz, this waltz, this waltz, this waltz
With its very own breath of brandy and Death
Dragging its tail in the sea

And I’ll dance with you in Vienna
I’ll be wearing a river’s disguise
The hyacinth wild on my shoulder,
My mouth on the dew of your thighs
And I’ll bury my soul in a scrapbook,
With the photographs there, and the moss
And I’ll yield to the flood of your beauty
My cheap violin and my cross
And you’ll carry me down on your dancing
To the pools that you lift on your wrist
O my love, o my love
Take this waltz, take this waltz
It’s yours now. It’s all that there is

Read more at http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/3530822107858575011/#xyB8BUJrF9m9UX4U.99

 

Eve’s Word to Adam (poetic thought by George-B)


Eve’s Word to Adam (poetic thought by George-B)

‘Adam, we didn’t need to talk,

my absence was  farewell enough,

the rib Adam, well , it was a gift, remember,

a graft I couldn’t  do without,

you understand…

Take care of yourself, workout, get a tan,
just as you used to back when…

Dates – treat them right Adam,

Eve.’

Quotation: Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) on Human Soul


This soul, or life within us, by no means agrees with the life outside us. If one has the courage to ask her what she thinks, she is always saying the very opposite to what other people say.

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: OTTO HEINRICH WARBURG (1883)


 

 

Otto Heinrich Warburg (1883)

Warburg was a German physiologist, Nobel Prize winner, and director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute—now the Max Planck Institute—for cell physiology in Berlin. He was known for his investigation of the metabolism of tumors and the respiration of cells. His hypothesis that cancer cells switch from normal cellular respiration to glycolysis, the conversion of sugars, is now a noted phenomenon. In his later years, Warburg was said to have become somewhat eccentric and to have eaten only what? More… Discuss

 

This Day in the Yesteryear: WEATHERMAN’S DAYS OF RAGE BEGIN (1969)


 

Weatherman’s Days of Rage Begin (1969)

The Days of Rage were a series of violent anti-war protests in Chicago that coincided with the trial of the Chicago Eight, a group of protesters charged with conspiring to incite a riot. The Days of Rage were organized by Weatherman—later known as the Weather Underground—a radical faction of Students for a Democratic Society. Despite efforts to promote the event, the protesters were outnumbered by police, and many were arrested. What statue was blown up in the days leading up to the protests? More… Discuss