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The War of the Daisies

The  Hundred Years Gore
The Six Day Bore.
The Grate War.
The French Evolution
The War of the Posies.
The Uncivil War
The Wall of Combs.
The Rum Kipper War
The Sewage Crisis.
The  Reckoned Year War.
The Battle of Roastings
The Gulf Whore
The Invitation of Dirac.
The Fall of Harris.
The War of  the Curls.

 

Sorry

Sorry,your email has been re-pleated
Sorry,I am in More Hinged
Sorry the dog ate your flea.
Sorry, your mail was designated psycho mathematical and sent to  VietNam .
Sorry, the psycho- analyst died  when I shook my mind . He cancelled all father appointments till  he rises with the bread.Good bite!
Sorry,I never got any email saying I was a pig and I know exactly who sent it.
Sorry for offering you a pork sausage. You don’t look Jewish.You really ought to try them as they are from M and S and M was Jewish.So why do they sell them? To  make poeple sin

Night away

Yours thin [nearly]
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Good rite.
Ever boors
All your vest
Sheers
Sorry,must go or I’ll set  my hair
Don’t call me.I’ll haul you.
May the Lord detect you
You’r refined.
My dear fiend,good  sight.
May you live a few more minutes so you can read my hate filled missive before passing over.
Yours wrathfully
May dawn  break before you
Sleep well,little mite.
Say what you like,I’m gruff.
Sank you again!
Whom did you imply I was?
Signed, her royal lioness.
May the sun rise on your grave tomorrow.
I hate you but forgo  me.
I’ll get in clutch rnght away

Wittgenstein Used to pine For his train set He stole mine

Bertrand Russell
Pulled a muscle
What a bother
What a fussle.

Wittgenstein
Used to pine
For his train set
He stole mine.

Alfred North Whitehead
Said he had  decided
To adopt fifteen spiders
To act as advisors

Rudolfo Carnap
Did away with the cat’s nap
The cat was so tired
They had him rewired

Charles Dickens wrote books
In parts , for their looks.

Thomas Hardy was cold
But ever so bold.
He got married twice
Unlike Jesus Christ

I’ll prove that I am dead.

If my brain gets any bigger,
it won’t fit in my head
With logic and with rigor
I’ll prove that I am dead.

So I shan’t pay no taxes
Nor vote for Donald Trump
I’ll never look up praxis
Nor   find a worrying lump

I’ll never see a medic
Nor  lose a wisdom tooth
No disease endemic
Will get me,that’s the truth.

I’ll never have to marry
I’ll sleep with whom I choose
I’ll never need to hurry
For I’ve no time to lose

When we think about it
We would be better off
Do not ever doubt it
There,that is enough

Love has made them brighter

Looking through the window of your eyes
I  am looking in and you look out
Love  can make eyes widen without  cries

What you give me now  is a  surprise
Love enough to live free from great doubt
Looking- glass clear window of your eyes

Your head is free from rust,spiders and flies
I am humming music from  “The Trout”
Love  can make eyes  gladden with surprise

Let me share your merriment and cries
Let  me know what you  know all about
Looking  out the window of your eyes

Some of us can love  without  reprise
Actors  may pretend ,we’ll see them out
Love  can make eyes laugh  with  its surprise

 

Some fail on  occasions, others rise
We obey the law of love without
Sparkling from  the windows of your eyes
Love  has made  them brighter ,no surprise”

Other people are windows

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Another person whom we get to know can be a window to a different world.For this to function we have to realise that we are all different and we are all of value.

Even within one culture big differences are there between one person and another.

And in London where I live we have people from hundreds of other countries and we British ourselves are multicultural.Some people find this frightening and our ancestors probably only met people from their own village.
But looked at another way,seeing how a friend from another culture views his/her world is enlightening even if only to give a new perspective on our own culture which we may be unaware of.We may see life from a new perspective.These metaphors from Art are very useful.The artist must see as well as  possible and in different ways.So in that sense Art is important not just for pleasure but for living a reasonable life
We may in a metaphorical sense look through this friend’s eyes and see a new world.
Or we may scoff and say how silly and that our culture and our own self are the only ones  of value.
Or we may wander on,not really  looking  so not seeing and so miss many chances of enlightenment
And enlightenment is the best that a new window can offer us.How full of metaphors our languages are.How poetic.

FULL OF ONESELF? HOLIER THAN THOU? IS WILL POWER ENOUGH FOR THE GOOD LIFE?

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“Holier than thou” is an interesting phrase.Holiness was a state we were taught we should aim for.But how should we aim for it? Can one become holy by will power?
I suspect not.Though one could be wicked by will power though I suspect most  people don’t usually want to be wicked.And I don’t believe babies are born evil as I was taught.But we do wicked things.Pride is often involved.So what are some qualities that may help us to become ,not holy perhaps, but better.The first is one thing doctors have to agree to:

Do no harm.

How can we do no harm? Well paying attention is a possible beginning.If we are not attentive to ourself and the lives around us we don’t have the basis for  choosing how to act.Then there is the quality of our perceptions.To a large extent these may have been formed by our experiences in infancy.If we are insecure and anxious we will perceive mainly danger,This leads me to think that we need to gain trust in either God,the Universe,our deeper selves….. something beyond us.If we have little trust we will live on guard and see things in relation to our own safety…..Somehow we will have to move to a wider perception/How many of us truly see others as people who  are just as valuable,just as interesting,just as worthy of respect as we are.That when we kill a person physically or emotionally we are killing a whole world.Each person has their own world…..I believe.

If we trust we can perceive and as we perceive so we can act justly, caringly or in the best way possible towards that person.And we hope to receive it back.There is also grace which  is a gift… if we live well and are open then grace may come from  another source which  may help us.But only  if we are empty enough for it to come in.Being “full of oneself” is  unlikely ro be good.Self forgetting, absorbtion in the other,the world,a task,a creation may be the best part of life.562732_10200197585195760_396877548_n

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I found it interesting to make a link between being able to be aware of other people as real people like ourselves and being secure in our inner being.That security or trust enables us to have an attitude  called,”Submission to the will of God” in Christian teaching.I am sure it is common to many other religions especially Judaism.And for atheists it can be acceptance of reality,
Without trust in others, life is much harder as we are always concerned with keeping ourselves safe.I am not sure how much we can change our attitude from Fear to Trust.And I read today that paranoia is becoming more widespread  probably because the government and other people can spy on us easily or find out where we are etc with modern technology
I recall  a friend of mine dying when I was 15.We were  taken to the Requiem Mass.I just recall the priest saying in the sermon something from the Bible
he Lord has given and the Lord has taken away
Blessed be the name of the Lord.
In other words,we can’t understand.Life and death are a mystery but we accept this is the will of God
At the time I’m not sure if I believed it.But i think acceptance of pain and grief helps us to cope with it even with the terrible suffering with losing a child.I was the last classmate to see her.It was late October.We left school and walked about 1/2 mile.I lived there but she had to then catch a bus fro a 4-mile journey
I still see her smiling face.Eight days later she died.
When you suffer a lot it’s hard to trust God,the Universe and all else.And depending on the circumstances it’s easy to be bitter or vengeful.But that will not help.
What I am wondering is:
How much can we change our attitudes by will power.Pr is there another way of changing?
Changing the way we see something may give us a different attitude.Talking to a good person may help.Sometimes we can only endure patiently.Sometimes God comes to us in the wilderness of tragedy,grief and pain.Because  he can get in when we are still and silent.
I suppose going to the desert or on a Retreat may give us the same opportunity.Sometimes we can’t verbalise our suffering but that is not a problem.I found after seeking many ways out that as many people have said:~
The way out is through.
But we struggle like hell to avoid it!

Roberts radios…. trouble.

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Don’t buy directly from the maker.I did and I have had 8 weeks of trouble.Now they say if I send it back for repair and they can’t find a fault I will have to pay £20 for them to bring it back.Or they may decide I have  damaged the socket by pushing the adapter cord in too hard or too far.I have never had a problem before.
It gets through batteries very rapidly and though advertised as solar it makes only a tiny difference if you let  light onto it

The sound is very good but after all these phone calls my voice is wearing out!
Buy through Amazon or some good retailer and they will probably give you another immediately.Amazon did that with my Chromebook.Maybe Roberts are in financial trouble.I doubt it they make their radios here in any case  people are into internet and blue tooth.

I have hoped your anguish can be eased

I have tried to keep you from  the storm
I have wondered how to give you peace
I have tried to keep you from alarm

I have hoped to keep your spirit calm
I have hoped your anguish can be  eased
I have tried to keep you from  the storm

With my love,I hoped to keep you warm
With my love, I hoped  this life would please
I have tried to keep you from alarm

Yet your  own defences are  deformed
A  wall, like Israel ‘s ,  built  from stone not trees
I have tried to keep you from  the storm

But like the Berlin wall  you are  well armed
In nightmare scenes ,you shoot yourself and me
I have tried to keep you from alarm

Fantasy’s  more real,which is its charm.
Your ears are blocked  to any kind of plea
I have tried to keep you from  the storm
I have tried to keep you from alarm

The heart of darkness

{The novel by Joseph Conrad called the Heart of Darkness is about how in fact the so called civilised peopl are worse   than  than those they call savages.It is set in the then Belgian Congo]

 

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Indifference tolls the knell of humankind

 So easy just to fold our eyes away

We often self-deceive or mimic blind;

Hitler goosestepped ,foolish Pope but prayed

How dear the candlelight on Christmas trees

while tender children widen joyous eyes

Yet for the other,we will hear no pleas.

At every heartbeat “foreign” babies die..

Can we love  those with dissimilar genes

Jesus spoke of Arab aiding Jew

Is the underlying truth not seen?

Jesus said the chosen are but few

We split the world into a double view

The good, the bad,the heart of darkness new

Never speak ill of the bread

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Never speak  ill of the bed.
Never make hills out of bread
Last Inn,  test route
All’s hell but tend well.
He was so   light they sent him to Marrow and Seaton simultaneously to study depraved atoms and real activity.
Never come between  man and knife
Always put the kettle on before you go to work,
It was an ill wind that razed that wood.
Never speak well  until fed.
Pack all your  foibles  in a tall wet rag