........................................................................................ - a weBlog by Snowy and me.

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

The Secret Of Happiness


is knowing our own transience-
that is what makes for the lightest,
and most powerful, self renewal.

Monday, 29 August 2011

Sunday, 28 August 2011

The Life Beyond Contemplation

We all Consider suicide
at some point in our lives.
But actually taking our lives
away from being overpowered
by others takes a courage
that goes beyond contemplation.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Indirect Language

'Euphemisms are unpleasant truths
wearing diplomatic cologne'-Quentin Crisp

Friday, 26 August 2011

The More

the amount of money
the less we understand
how its value is sustained.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

You Can't Be Too Thin Or Too Spiritual

Incredible? Man 'Survives Without Food' For 70 Years

Indian doctors are studying a remarkable 83-year-old holy man who claims to have spent the last seven decades without food and water. Military medics hope the experiments on Prahlad Jani can help soldiers develop their survival strategies.
The long-haired and bearded yogi is under 24-hour observation by a team of 30 doctors during three weeks of tests at a hospital in the western city of Ahmedabad.
Two cameras have been set up in his room, while a mobile camera films him when he goes outside, guaranteeing round-the-clock observation. His body will be scanned and his brain and heart activity measured with electrodes.

"The observation from this study may throw light on human survival without food and water," said Dr G. Ilavazahagan, who is directing the research.

"This may help in working out strategies for survival during natural calamities, extreme stressful conditions and extra-terrestrial explorations like future missions to the Moon and Mars by the human race."

Since the experiment began on April 22, Jani has neither eaten nor drunk and has not been to the toilet.

"The exercise of taking this yogi under the medical scanner is to understand what energy supports his existence," Dr Ilavazahagan added.

"Jani says he meditates to get energy. Our soldiers will not be able to meditate, but we would still like to find out more about the man and his body."

Jani, who dresses in red and wears a nose ring, grew up in Charod village in the Mehsana district in Gujarat. He claims to have been blessed by a goddess when he was aged eight, which has enabled him to survive without sustenance.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Learning Humility

'Just because some of us can read
and write and do a little math
that does not mean that we deserve
to conquer the universe'-Kurt Vonnegut

Monday, 22 August 2011

Honi Soit

From what St Paul said
about the love of money
he would agree with me
that the distance between
'Evil be to him who evil thinks'*
to simply 'Evil be'
is shorter than we think.


*HONI SOIT Q MAL Y PENSE in medieval french, inscribed on pre-decimal coinage in the United Kingdom. £.s.d dissapeared 15th Feb 1971.




Sunday, 21 August 2011

The Car Crash Economics

of Cynics Inc,
fueled by self belief
and schadenfraude,
howl against the law.

The best the poor
can do is confound
the fears in which
the rich invest,
the better to endure.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

As A Non-Member

of a non-society
whose most dynamic
industry is producing
evasions of being,
may is I am almost
glad to be here?

Wherever 'here' is...

Friday, 19 August 2011

Lights On, Nobody Home

In City Life the people reflect absence of presence of where they live.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

In Solopsism

we act on what we think
is our greatest strength,
whilst transparently living out

our greatest weakness.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

The Fall;

The presumption
in the hindsight of faith
of an unmeasurable
prelapsarian utopia?

Or Satan's literally once
only closing-down sale
of universal innocence
to the most cynical bidder?

The choice is ours, as long as Eve
does get all the blame for us
having choice. Women-kind
deserve better than that.

Monday, 15 August 2011

George Orwell Wrote

'Advertising is the sound
of a stick rattling inside
a swill bucket'.
Sadly, his quote demeans
the intelligence and
sensitivity of pigs.
Though it is accurate
about the vast expanse
of human passivity.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Thinking

the unthinkable is all very well
but doing the undo-able
will always be the road to hell.

Saturday, 13 August 2011

If 'Shopping With Violence'

accurately describes looting,
how much more at peace
was the process
of making the goods
that came to be stolen?
 

Friday, 12 August 2011

Thursday, 11 August 2011

In The Midst Of The Riot

the Sky News reporter
shouted at the looter
'Where are you going
with that television?'

The looter replied
'I am taking it home,
to 'believe in better'*
through Sky satellite news'.



*Sky's advertising strap-line.