— Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish
— Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Act I, Scene I; an allusion to the intermittent plague outbreaks in England. Compare with this line from Shakespeare’s much earlier poem Venus and Adonis (1592-1593): “That the star-gazers, having writ on death, May say the plague is banished by thy breath.” In 1593 the plague killed approximately 10,000 Londoners.
— Caroline Spurgeon, Shakespeare’s Imagery And What It Tells Us
If music be the food of love, play on;
Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken, and so die.
That strain again! it had a dying fall:
O, it came o’er my ear like the sweet sound,
That breathes upon a bank of violets,
Stealing and giving odour! Enough; no more:
‘Tis not so sweet now as it was before.
O spirit of love! how quick and fresh art thou,
That, notwithstanding thy capacity
Receiveth as the sea, nought enters there,
Of what validity and pitch soe’er,
But falls into abatement and low price,
Even in a minute: so full of shapes is fancy
That it alone is high fantastical.
- Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Act I, Scene I
— John Manningham, diary entry, 1602
Ideally, I would be a disembodied consciousness. I would settle for invisibility.
i don’t think i know anyone offline who listens to the innocence mission, they’re so nice
Same. Birds of My Neighborhood and Small Planes are just perfect.
Look for Me As You Go By
I had a fairly religious upbringing. We were Pentecostal; an evangelical Christian faith that practices immersion baptism, speaking in tongues, faith healing, etc. (Actually, we were Pentecostals of the oneness or apostolic variety, so there was also an emphasis on the oneness of the godhead.) My parents divorced when I was very young, so I regularly attended two churches (both Pentecostal), which kind of afforded me a view of the positive potential for religious faith as well as some very negative realities. One church was racially mixed, active in its outreach to the poor (within the congregation and the community generally), and had women in leadership positions. The other church was predominantly white, strict in its various prohibitions, almost all of which were focused on the physical appearance of women in the congregation, and quite strident in its denunciation of all sorts of “others”.
|Tribune:||You and your followers, Dr. Marx, have been credited with all sorts of incendiary speeches against religion. Of course you would like to see the whole system destroyed, root and branch.|
|Marx:||We know that violent measures against religion are nonsense; but this is an opinion: as socialism grows, religion will disappear.|
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La Vie En Rose - Louis Armstrong