Month: March 2018
Pagan roots of EasterStandard
For those who have been following my blog know I am historian with a specialist interest and knowledge in ancient history. So, the content of this article may not come to you as a surprise. As today is Good Friday, I thought it would be an opportunity to write about the origins of this Holy event beginning with resurrection.
The Return of Persephone, c.1891 (oil on canvas) by Leighton, Frederic (1830-96); 203×152 cm; Leeds Museums and Galleries (City Art Gallery) U.K.; English, out of copyright
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I Need Help!|!من به کمک نیاز دارمStandard
A very hard-working and poor widow decided to find a way to talk to God.
She called the local radio station and said: “I have a message for God. Could you please send my demand to Him?”
The radio host thought she was joking around and said with laughter: “Be my guest, I will broadcast your message but I won’t promise that God listens to our radio station.”
The widow said: “God please hear my message and help me feed my children and be able to pay my outstanding rents.” She gave her name and address on broadcast.
A rich man heard her on the radio and said: “What a senseless woman. How could she believe that God listens to the radio and will send her money? Some people are very thoughtless. I can’t take it.”
He asked his employee to buy some food and supplies and also gave a…
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Become Slave of Eternal LifeStandard
Trust and Believe in the Unseen
Never become slaves of this world, no matter how great or perfect you think your life is right now or perhaps later. Become slaves of the Lord, because the benefits that you’ll reap leads you to holiness, and the results of it all is eternal life.
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Dreams of Desire 68 (Les Demoiselles d’Avignon)Standard
Les Demoiselles d’Avignon-Picasso 1907
The first truly Modernist painting (though change had been in the air for some time), the radical break constituted by Pablo Picasso 1907’s study of a Barcelona brothel, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, led to Cubism and sharply divided critics.
Never before or after did Picasso spend so long on one painting as Les Demoiselles, drawing hundreds of preparatory sketches over a period of nine months. The innovation doesn’t lie with the content; the courtesan had long been a covert subject of Western Art before being explicitly identified as a prostitute by Edouard Manet’s Olympia, to becoming somewhat of a Bohemian cliche by the time of Toulouse-Lautrec in the 1890’s. Picasso’s claim to blazing, revolutionary originality lie in the form. First of all he throws five hundred years of accepted practise out of the window by abolishing perspective, then instead of the traditional curves we…
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George Kotsonis (1940, Cypriot)Standard
Thistledown – Midsummer Bedlam 28 — Gray WingsStandard
in my favorite dreamStandard
cautiously we walk on
a snow swept sidewalk.
Safe inside, your arms shield
me from the chaotic traffic.
Steadfast against you
I fixate on your impossibly sexy voice
discussing *Down and Out In Paris
as I surreptitiously slip into the
mind of left bank female poets cultivating
anarchy in your adventurous ear.
At our favorite café you order tea
and hot cocoa for me with thick cream
that you lick from my dripping lips.
The cosmos cease to exist and
we dissolve in the windows prism
disappear into a nomadic world
art by Tom Soillot
*Down and Out in Paris and London
by George Orwell
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