Posted on August 21st, 2013 No comments
Feeling stiff, tired and oldish? Let this story cheer you up.
In an old men´s home, among the aged and decrepit, there is one little old man who seems to have more energy and vivacity than the rest. He moves a little faster, he has a better appetite and even jumps up to open the door for others.
“What is your secret?” somone asks him. “What sort of life did you lead? Did you stick to a strict diet?”
“I always ate like a horse. Three big meals a day, fat, cholesterol, sugar — the lot.”
“Hm. Have you been a teetotaller?”
“I drank a bottle of brandy every day. And wine with my meals. And a few drinks in between.”
“And what about women?”
“At least one woman a day. Often two. Sometimes three”
“Good God”, says another old man adimiringly. “That´s really amazing. And how old are you?”
A good laugh prolongs life!
[The story comes from George Mike´s "How to be a guru".]
Posted on July 28th, 2013 No comments
Reading an article about The Nutcracker in Time Magazine, I suddenly realize there are so many things that I don´t know.
When I first saw Nutcracker in Budapest in the early 60s I had NO IDEA that it was a “decidedly American phenomenon”.
That it is “darn good” I know, especially since I have played the piano score myself. For example, the Waltz of the the Flowers is one of the most beautiful waltzes ever. I also played The Nutcracker in the orchestra pit at the Stockholm Opera (mainly the Sugar-plum fairy part on the celesta).
That Tchaikovsky had a “knack for arranging” is also totally new to me. I thought he only was a composer.
I am sure I SHOULD have known it, but nevertheless it comes as a total surprise to me that the celesta is “featured in the opening of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” and that “Merv Griffin used the instrument in the original Final Jeopardy theme for the quiz show.”
Clearly there are LARGE blank spaces in my knowledge bank. But then, I don´t live in the USA.
Posted on May 20th, 2013 No comments
The soundbyte has a bad reputation. As an icon of modern man’s lack of time it signals temporal poverty, but also stands for compression and concentration. If you want to give a child a good start (in at least two senses), don’t give it lengthy books but proverbs and quotations. These are short, unflattering and they inspire, almost FORCE the child to think.
There are people who are happy without knowing it
If the shoe fits you are not allowing for growth
Everybody likes the smell of his own fart
Such miniature “thinkbytes” are freeze-dried wisdom, often the result of a long life of reflection. A standard book of quotations can thus expand to the size of a small library.
Just add reader.
Posted on May 16th, 2013 No comments
But I am no longer connecting the dots myself.Blog dogma is too tiring, cumbersome and nerdy. Above all, it stops my flow. A number of texts have not been written or published because of the tiredness felt when thinking about connecting them.
Everyhing is still connected.
You just have to go the Akasha for it now.
Posted on March 26th, 2013 No comments
I believe (and hope) that future generations will have a hard time understanding the concept of “Mobile Phone Cake”.
Posted on November 20th, 2012 No comments
A victim is, almost by definition, powerless. If you see a victim with power, that is a wannabe — rather a wannabeseenas — victim.
That human being, or group, posesses a special kind of invisible/less visible power. I call it victim power (offermakt).
The name of the game is victimisation. But the heart of the game is power.
Posted on November 20th, 2012 No comments
When contemplating what our ”leaders” are doing — to us, others, the planet — I realize we need a new word.
These people are not leaders.They are MISLEADERS.
Posted on September 14th, 2012 No comments
We civilians often think things are done for US.
Men think that women dress for them — while women dress for each other.
Women think men are toiling for them — which happens to be correct.
Both men and women think that technological changes and computer updates are done for them — while they are just part of the war between companies. The “user” is merely audience.
The same goes for politics. Voters think politicians work for them. Actually voters are just the crowd cheering and helping one of the teams to win.
It is only in sports that this relationship is clear. We know we are unimportant shouting machines.
Posted on May 12th, 2012 No comments
First (1924) came “No, no Nanette”.Then (1927) came “Yes, Yes Yvette”.
After that (1960) came “Intolleranza” by Luigi Nono.
Now (2012) comes the Nononono cat.
Saying “no” sure gives us a sense of being important.
Posted on April 7th, 2012 No comments
“What doesn´t kill you…”
Stop! We know that tune. Turn around and go the other way.
What doesn´t make you stronger kills you — s l o w l y.
Now that´s a good motto. Of course there are things and people that kill you fast, like Martians
But that has nothing to do with weakness, or weakening.
One way to avoid being killed slowly is to say NO!