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After Eden

Posted on September 30, 2013

After Eden

"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead."

— Oscar Wilde —

( a sequel of sorts to Lilith and Samael )

Lilith + Samael

After the fall, they choose to keep falling…

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Palliativity 210: pop rocks

Posted on September 26, 2013

Pop-music, guilty pleasure notwithstanding, this is how it's done:

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Ozymandias – Breaking Bad

Posted on September 23, 2013

From its heart-stomping mania born out of the dark depths of human despair,

to the tremendous acting, writing and framing,

Breaking Bad is one of my all time favorite pieces of pop culture.

Here in its final days we see revealed more than ever its classic cowboy sensibilities

of a man at the edge of the wilds.

Ozymandias

A showdown between the man and the myth.

But who will remain when the blood, grit and dust has settled?

Who will be remembered?

Say. My. Name.

"I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: `Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear --
"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away."

Percy Bysshe Shelley —

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Palliativity 209: shake it out!

Posted on September 19, 2013

My chronic pain condition continues to linger on in its new muted form. Although the root cause, Cervical Facet Syndrome, has been dealt with, I have some residual myofascial nerve issues. I'm still better than I ever was before this year, and my current course of aggressive massage combined with amp-wave stim is helping loosen things up so that I can truly heal.

I'm still trying to figure out how to make this body my own again.

cervical spine MRI

When the autumn wind drives the cold into my bones, I just need to keep reminding myself:

"It's always darkest before the dawn— It's hard to dance with the devil on your back, so shake him out!"

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Graces

Posted on September 16, 2013

Graces

"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster.

And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you."

— Friedrich Nietzsche —

"Creativity is always a leap of faith. You're faced with a blank page, blank easel, or an empty stage."

— Julia Cameron —

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Three Graces:

Aglaia - brilliance | Thalia - bloom | Euphrosyne - joy

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Palliativity 208: Gas Panic

Posted on September 12, 2013

Fire Dance on the Western Front, ©MMXI

The last century of war was dominated by an ever accelerating competition for who held the deadliest arsenal.

Although most weapons strive for ever greater accuracy and adaptability over time, some are simply meant to efficiently kill as many people as possible.

Chemical warfare got its start about 100 years ago. This new technology dealt quick deaths but without discrimination.

With these weapons, there are no such thing as bystanders. All damage is as merciless as it is incidental.

But, like everything of lethal importance during WWII, the US government knew just how to make its citizens feel safe enough to go about their lives:

The next clip shows how chemical warfare developed between World War II and Vietnam.

Enter sarin gas.

This is not for the faint of heart:

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