Wednesday, May 27, 2009
here's where things are @/'Arrive Pumped'
The below was "found in St. Paul’s Cathedral Baltimore. Dated 1662"). Not. The above found by Ian and Grant 2000-something during a midnite dumpster/recycling spree. Glenn. His sweatershirt..i am..making..a tshirt of this..I can't stand it).
As Above/So Below. i'm changing my name to "Desiderata" how beautiful!. This came to me from a friend at pretty much the perfect second...and the fact it's dated...1662..wtf??) note: read addendum. this information is FALSE.
(note: italics by me)
Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence , as far as possible without surrender (Cheap Trick), be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth, quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant, they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are a vexation to the spirit. (editor's note: ya i better try that. avoid. loud aggro people. check)
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter (bitter? did someone say bitter?); for always there will be greater or lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plan. Keep interested in your own career (Art Janitor), however humble, it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is, many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love (uh..i wrote text/lyrics today: SHOVE OVER/LOVE IS OVER); for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurturing strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune (sic?). But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe (HELL YA!)no less than the trees and the stars; and you have a right to be here (me, you and everybody else we know in the universe. dont get me started on m. july). And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should (just like a roll of toilet paper!). Therefore, be at peace with God, whatever you conceive him to be. And whatever your labours and aspirations in the noisy confusions of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams; it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy. (Arrive Pumped).
ya. i guess they're right..he or she? who wrote this? who found it? i hope a lady wrote this. it's more gentle than I Ching esoteric hardass. On being cheerful: sometimes i gotta fake it. Fake it Till I Make It...Till I make it...AWESOME. it's still a very beautiful world (even though it sucks). A sham. i love that word. love, s.
ADDENDUM!!! WOAH HOLD THE PHONE!! good thing i wikipedia-d this shit...it was NOT found in 1662 but more like 1962...SHAM!!!! it was being circulated w/this 1662 notion at one point. It was written in 1927 by a man (ya) named Max Ehrmann - poet and lawyer:
"I should like, if I could, to leave a humble gift -- a bit of chaste prose that had caught up some noble moods."
it became popular in the SIXTIES...anyways...Max- that thing you did - you did a great job! Thumbs up! However, my image of a Vermeer lady scribing this in the 1600s is shattered.
i'm still changing my name to:
"Desiderata" (Latin for "desired things", plural of desideratum) is an inspirational prose poem about attaining happiness in life
LATIN is so coming back. Two awesome writer friends i know are teaching themselves latin (and attending class).
oh the 'love' link is to an Akron/Family song (again): "Love Is Simple". I love to sing along to it - all these great harmonies to choose from.This was the best rendition i could find (Fox Rox). The studio recording is AMAZING. A huge chorus singing along - ladies, kids. I had imaginings that they really were a family..always singing and jamming in an empy country church or barn..but no. it's just a few dudes playing tunes (& slightly out of tune in this version). Still. I love this song. 'Don't be afraid/it's only love...don't be afraid/you're already dead'. etc.
the singer is cute. i like his crummy pony(tail) and earnestness.
However, if you need to cleanse your palette, i am still totally obsessed with this Roxy Music song from Avalon. The Main Thing. Woah. The official video is slightly obscene! If you sit thru it there's a weird scene at the end w/ a lady brushing her teeth ALL WRONG. I just got back from the dentist and it finally got pounded into my head HOW to brush your teeth. If you can imagine the most gentle possible slow way - you're on your way. It's all in the flossing...but if you scrub like a mothra-effer, your gums will recede and you will be screwed.