Communion and Solitude

Communion gives us warmth.
Singleness gives us light.
At immeasurable distance stands one single star at the zenith.
This star is the God and goal of humanity.
In this world one is Abraxas,
creater and destroyer of one's world.


for clarity and collaboration. ask me anything.  
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historicaltimes:

Panoramic view of the interior of the Iroquois Theatre taken the day after the fire in which more than 600 people died, Chicago, December 31, 1903.
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There are some things I find chilling and tragic which I fear are not remembered.  There are some such as the Titanic tragedy which are remembered.  This is one of those things.
I have a very sad account of this from Eddie Foy’s Clowning Through Life. He was on the stage calming the panicking crowds, hoping his own young son had made it to safety after he put him in someone else’s arms.  They were reunited, I am at least glad to say.
There were many extra people, mostly children, because it was a special matinee performance.  2400 people, including actors and workers.  The backdrops backstage caught fire.  There were 280 of these backdrops for a spectacular series of scene changes, painted with oils on sheer gauze. and the people panicked and stopped the exits.  Doors were locked and frozen shut, fire escapes could not support those who needed them.  Some were trampled  and most were trapped.  You can see the theatre here.  There were 602 people who passed away.  There was an asbestos curtain which failed to come down.  When the rear doors were opened a fireball blew out towards the audience and into the upper balconies.  The lights went out and everything was on fire.  Eddie talks about the fireball soaring over his head.  As on the Titanic, he called for the band to stay and play calming music, and they did.  The elevator boy backstage ran the elevator up though the flames and rescued the aerial ballerinas, but some of them, including the prima ballerina, also passed away as a result of the fire.

historicaltimes:

Panoramic view of the interior of the Iroquois Theatre taken the day after the fire in which more than 600 people died, Chicago, December 31, 1903.

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There are some things I find chilling and tragic which I fear are not remembered.  There are some such as the Titanic tragedy which are remembered.  This is one of those things.

I have a very sad account of this from Eddie Foy’s Clowning Through Life. He was on the stage calming the panicking crowds, hoping his own young son had made it to safety after he put him in someone else’s arms.  They were reunited, I am at least glad to say.

There were many extra people, mostly children, because it was a special matinee performance.  2400 people, including actors and workers.  The backdrops backstage caught fire.  There were 280 of these backdrops for a spectacular series of scene changes, painted with oils on sheer gauze. and the people panicked and stopped the exits.  Doors were locked and frozen shut, fire escapes could not support those who needed them.  Some were trampled  and most were trapped.  You can see the theatre here.  There were 602 people who passed away.  There was an asbestos curtain which failed to come down.  When the rear doors were opened a fireball blew out towards the audience and into the upper balconies.  The lights went out and everything was on fire.  Eddie talks about the fireball soaring over his head.  As on the Titanic, he called for the band to stay and play calming music, and they did.  The elevator boy backstage ran the elevator up though the flames and rescued the aerial ballerinas, but some of them, including the prima ballerina, also passed away as a result of the fire.

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reminder for bisexuals

lyricalred:

today is bi visibility day. as such, bisexual people will be completely visible for the next 24 hours. this is a bad day to engage in bank heists, ghost impersonations, covert operations for vague yet menacing government agencies, and other common bisexual hobbies that rely upon our powers of invisibility. 

reblog to save a life. 

Public Service Announcement.

(via biblioaesthetica)

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movie meme

So, I just did a book meme where one lists ten (or eleven) books that have ‘stayed with one’.  Let’s do a movie meme.  What are ten movies that stayed with you?  I got this from #penns-woods on LJ.

1)  The Prophecy Trilogy

2)  Larence of Arabia

3)  The Blues Brothers

4)  Mystery of the Leaping Fish

5)  The Boondock Saints

6)  The Tin Drum

7)  The Deerhunter

8)  Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

9)  Becket

10)  Matewan

11)  Phil Ochs:  There But For Fortune

7)  Michael Collins

I will tag the same people I tagged in the book meme.  #oldwickedsongs #thekneegrope  #severedlies #drinkingcocoa-tpp  #dixiebell  #bored-qui #foxestacado  #penns-woods  #akemi42 #farfromuniquer  #lauracuthbert  #euphoniusmyth  #buneesi  #aprillikesthings  #tigermind108  #triffidhunter

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alhuggins:

Reading Shakespeare online with ads makes for a jarring experience

This is so cool.  I wish this had happened to me.

alhuggins:

Reading Shakespeare online with ads makes for a jarring experience

This is so cool.  I wish this had happened to me.

(via obscure-affection)

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historicaltimes:

Hunter Thompson writing at Big Sur. c. 1961
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Here you go. I like Big Sur.  What can I say?

historicaltimes:

Hunter Thompson writing at Big Sur. c. 1961

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Here you go. I like Big Sur.  What can I say?

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books books books books books

I’m sorry I’m so late, injusticeworth
If you want to know anything about these books (if they aren’t obvious) or why I chose them, just ask. If I say anything I will go on for days. That is why I postponed answering.

Ok, I finished and noticed I had left out a ‘trilogy’ which I think is super important, so there are 11. It is a much luckier number anyway. I should have liked to give a nod to Colin Wilson as well, and T. E. Lawrence, and In Watermelon Sugar, and let us not forget Fortunes in Formulas, which is from the 1930s and tells you how to make everything… Well, you see why this place is full of books. There is also the dentistry manual, or anything about music (Mann’s Doctor Faustus?) and I haven’t listed any actual philosophy, and what about Jung, and Markus Borg, and… Oh dear. TEN? HAHAHA.

In your status list 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take more than a few minutes and don’t think too hard. The books don’t need to be classic. Tag 10 friends including me so I can see your list.

1) The Bible (various authors)
2) The Wreckers of Pengarth (Michael Gibson)
3) Lost in the Cosmos ( Walker Percy)
4) My Name Is Asher Lev ( Chaim Potok)
5) What’s Bred in the Bone (Robertson Davies)
6) Between Silk and Cyanide (Leo Marks) 
7) Panama (Thomas McGuane)
8) Gallipoli (John Masefield)
9) King Jesus (Robert Graves)
10) Been Down so Long It Looks like Up to Me (Richard Fariña)
11) Demian/Steppenwolf/The Glass Bead Game ( Hermann Hesse)

Tag friends.  Well, I don’t usually do this, but it was so mic to be tagged.  You’ve probably already done this.  #oldwickedsongs #thekneegrope  #severedlies #drinkingcocoa-tpp  #dixiebell  #bored-qui #foxestacado  #penns-woods  #akemi42 #farfromuniquer  #lauracuthbert  #euphoniusmyth  #buneesi  #aprillikesthings  #tigermind108  #triffidhunter  If I missed someone I know IRL I’m sorry.  Also, I didn’t count.

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aprillikesthings:

nevver:

Happy Labor Day

People literally died for the forty-hour workweek.

true facts.

aprillikesthings:

nevver:

Happy Labor Day

People literally died for the forty-hour workweek.

true facts.

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minor frustration. A minor. (just kidding)

So, I finally finished arranging the Mendelssohn lieder.  This is what John enjoyed most of Sherlock’s canon violin playing, and I had a handful arranged for recorder and they were nice, lyrical, etc.  So I have finally finished all 48 and feel very accomplished.  I had to do a couple as duets.  There was no way around it.

I have had what is almost certainly repetitive strain injury in my left index finger so I have not been able to actually play for weeks as it heals.  I think it is almost ready.  I can close it with only minimum pain.

So what happened this evening?  I poured hot oil over my left ring finger and got second degree burns from the tip to the first knuckle.  Omg it hurts so much.  I iced it, used aloe vera, etc.  But it still hurts.

I WANT TO PLAY MY VIOLIN!!!!!!!!!

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New little Sherlox arrived today.  He is making friends with Wee Holmes, the bunnies, and batty, by winning them over with his violin.

New little Sherlox arrived today.  He is making friends with Wee Holmes, the bunnies, and batty, by winning them over with his violin.

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Reblogged from niceandpeaceful

softboycollective:

unpretty-princess:

manhatinglesbian:

revolution-of-the-self:

niceandpeaceful:

Please watch the video.

I’m getting scared as fuck to be alive right now.

Fuck

Don’t let it disappear. Not now, not ever.

worth re-watching. talking to white people in particular. it’s too easy for us to get comfortable.

Please watch the video.  ^

It’s worth it.

(via deathandfairytales)

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Reblogged from incidentalcomics

universedancing:

by Grant Snider | incidentalcomics:

Poet in My Pocket

Cute

(via obscure-affection)

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werewolfau:

At a deposition, Ferguson’s former police chief revealed that his staff did not keep records of incidents in which officers used force against citizens, so long as no one died; in other words, there was no way of telling how often incidents like Davis’ happened.

remember shit like this when they talk about how mike brown’s shooter had no disciplinary record

(via llamacorns)

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Reblogged from xlizardx
farfromuniquer:

becomming:

xlizardx:

Apparently this is "The clearest photo of Mercury ever taken."

why isnt everyone getting so excited about this, it is literally another planet look at how beautiful it is stop what you’re doing and look at how alien like this planet is what is living there oh my god mercury

This is freaking amazing!

farfromuniquer:

becomming:

xlizardx:

Apparently this is "The clearest photo of Mercury ever taken."

why isnt everyone getting so excited about this, it is literally another planet look at how beautiful it is stop what you’re doing and look at how alien like this planet is what is living there oh my god mercury

This is freaking amazing!

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