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“They are human beings!"
~ Elijah Cummings, RIP

~~~

For two months
I have not written
a word.

My voice, a low
grumble, disturbs
our quarter

like the rumble
of the millstone
which having nothing to grin
grinds itself.

~ Gevorg Emin, The Block, 1974

~ Image by Alice Dunseath, a filmmaker, animator and Lecturer in Animation and Digital Image Making at Goldsmiths, University of London. She has a BA in Media and Communications from Goldsmiths and a MA in Animation from The Royal College of Art.

Well let’s assume it’s yes, but this is not a conversation
for the telephone, you know, our ears
have vigilant listeners, so let’s just prepare it in
a language foreign to them and us, and don’t say “yes”
before you translate it;

well let’s admit it’s yes, but this is not
convenient for the moment, you know, our
walls have sensitive ears, so let’s just preserve it
for later, keep it and don’t say
“yes” before you wait it out;

well let’s agree it’s yes, but this is not
a condition forever, you know,
our souls have thin walls, so let’s just presume
it for today, for awhile, and don’t
say “yes” before you delete it;

well it must be no, but this
is not a conclusion for real,
you know, our listeners have sensitive souls, so let’s
pretend for now that we protest, and
don’t say “no” before you apologize.

~ Stanisław Barańczak, This is Not a Conversation for the Telephone—translated from the Polish by Valeria Wasilewski

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smiley7's picture

René François Ghislain Magritte

Born: November 21, 1898; Lessines, Belgium
Died: August 15, 1967; Brussels, Belgium
Nationality: Belgian
Art Movement: Surrealism

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Looks like rain today as Nestor the storm moves north. Most of the rain seems to be going east of us, but we should get a little I hope. Trade day was almost empty as a result.

Just had a houseful of company leave yesterday...fellow musicians. Had several good sessions, but it's nice to have our quiet peaceful scene back.

Enjoyed the poems and art today smiley. Hope all is well in the highlands. Take care and be well!

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

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@Lookout

Rain on the way here also and forecast for all next week beginning Tuesday. Festivals of Fall galore in surrounding communities, homecoming at university, roads packed.

Appears it may be a gorgeous year for leaf lookers, setting up late, splendid around 5,000 feet right now.

Having a quiet day as well; enjoy.

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RIP Elija Cummings. What a great loss.

We must carry on with the work, all of us.

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@magiamma

Been remiss in commenting on c99 lately, bend in a whirlwind of living as el says. Yes to carrying on; wish i was in Queens this evening to feel the excitement. Got a call from a friend staying off Union Square on Friday and though of you and West Coast friends and old memories flooded in.

Renovation of the town's old theatre is finally complete, may ramble a few yards and take a look this afternoon.

Enjoy the day.

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@smiley7
We will be there in our hearts. What a legacy.

Things here have been busy. We are organizing a next-step get together for as many of the progressives as we can pull into the room. And still trying to talk to city / county electeds. And I just saw Dahr Jamail speak the other night up at the junior college and read from his book. A lot of students were there and usuns. Well, he told the bloody raw truth. Emphatically told the young ones pick your path and fight like hell. Pull no punches. He laid the science out with no candy coating. Loved it. I left with the clarity that we have so little time, best to tell the unvarnished truth. So mode it be. Thanks for the wonderful ot. Be well...

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Or inspired by his apple paintings?

If not, where did it come from?

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smiley7's picture

@Wally
became the inspiration for the logo,” McCartney said of the Magritte canvas.

Yep, Wally, good fun, here's the article:

As for that original painting McCartney had acquired, it was a late work by Magritte, painted in 1966, a year before he died. No one is quite sure what its title, “Le Jeu De Morre,” translated as “The Game of Mora,” really means. Since it was one of his last works, maybe the "Au revoir" emblazoned across the apple signified the farewell of or a farewell to what was arguably his favorite motif. https://www.forbes.com/sites/craigsilver/2013/12/05/how-a-magritte-paint...

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@smiley7

I'm too clever sometimes.

It's starting just about now:

https://live.berniesanders.com/

And it should archived on Bernie's YouTube channel later.

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enhydra lutris's picture

and have been so busy I haven't even checked it. Luckily, it has started rainings, lightls, so I can sit a bit an start work on Monday's OT. I have pages of notes from out short trip, many of which translate into to-do's, so I've got to review that puppy too. Ah well.

Thanks for the OT and the art, and have a great one.

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

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@enhydra lutris

Just getting settled back in here as well. Temps going down and rain. Snow can come and often does come soon.

Have a good evening.

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tomorrow, helping an elderly relative pack her house (moving to assisted living community). So, out-of-loop for news, except what I'm reading at C99 today.

Glad you honored Rep Cummings. Here's a link to my comment to Magi, which includes a favorite poem of his (according to CNN) called "Just A Minute."

Just A Minute

I'll leave you Guys with a song we've been playing today, to pass the time as we engage in such a dreary chore (packing).

Luv Nina Simone!

[Nina Simone - Mr. Bojangles]

Much of the rain missed us, and clear skies are predicted for rest of week. Yeah!

Everyone have a lovely rest-of-the-weekend.

PleasantryMollie

I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.
~~Gilda Radner, Comedienne

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.
~~Cicero

The obstacle is the path.
~~Zen Proverb

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Everyone thinks they have the best dog, and none of them are wrong.

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Good to catch you. Had a lovely time with Jackson in Knoxville. Miss him now, though.

Hope your move is going as planned and smoothly and all is well.

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@smiley7

Mollie

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Everyone thinks they have the best dog, and none of them are wrong.

commenting in your OT last night smiley because someone made a comment about something in Queens. Then I got distracted watching the rally...before I knew it it was past my bedtime. But thanks for the OT and for mentioning the Queens event. I enjoyed watching the video that Wally posted.
Hope you have a great week.

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