The new Limbabwe look is almost ready. You might be surprised login in end of the week. Its not a drastic change. I stick to the basic site idea, but few things will be different. The change is mainly for the convenient of site administrators, so we can work it easier.
Booking ancient old rock artists (mostly already grey and forgotten in retirement homes) is a common thing nowadays. Wonder how the contracts look like. Is the 50% advanced payment on fee returnable incase the artist passes due to … to … uhh… simply being old!
Its and bits post and short. Gotta get back to work. Later this week more. Kreeeik.
Friday, 25 November, 2011
Ceu, azul claro
Observas a contar de Mega Cimeira Baixo,
ao pe da montanha,
Azul escuro, agua de Juntas
Probably those familiar with Portuguese language raise their eyebrow. Thought I give it a try writing something in Portuguese based on what I learned so far. Not bad for someone self-studying this language only 4 months, isn’t? I am a little proud on myself learning this quick. Talking and reading is not brilliant yet, but with some imagination I manage. Problem is understanding the others. Whatever Portuguese say to me, I don’t understand one word. This is frustrating. Makes me annoyed. Nothing wrong with the locals. I am upset about myself knowing bit of the language but unable understanding natives. Other immigrants claim dealing with the same problem. They assure improvement after some years. Not very stimulating talking around while waiting for years understanding their chatting.
Anyway, this post is an introduction to the ‘new’ Limbabwe look coming up soon. Azul (blue) is the color!
Thursday, 24 November, 2011
Construction of the site is in progress. Hopefully within a few days you will be surprised by the new fresh look. Not much time for writing this week. That will change soon. I leave you with another picture of my present location, this one take higher uphill.
Tuesday, 22 November, 2011
The Limbabwe pages are under major construction in the upcoming two weeks. If certain pages or complete site are unreachable, please try again few hours later.
Yep, the time is there. The Limbabwe pages are moved to a different admin. The machine this page runs on is old and worn out. Latest end next week but probably earlier the site will be driven by a brand new system, well oiled and freshly fuelled. The design will be slightly different. Not an overwhelming fresh look, but a new feel to it. In the beginning we will try to give you a copy of the site you see now. Then I will start editing. Mainly text. Be prepared that lot of text will disappear because it doesn’t have my approval anymore. If you are afraid you lose something start copying or drop me a mail about the specified subject. Gallery and free downloads will stay available like always.
Cats and dog today. Not only the rain, that will be over soon. Weather forecast predicts sunny weeks. The end of rain season arrived.
Last week arrival of new friends in this house turned into an intense job. Not the ‘hollywood-stereotype’ cats fight dog or visa versa. They seem to get along pretty well. Main problem is Tomas (dog). Young and energetic he wants to play with Branca and Preta (cats) all day. Cats are solitude animals preferring limited attention. This leads to situations. Tomas is regularly hit by painful cat-claws. Had to scream for order often. Normally they let eachother be at dinner time, today Tomas kept challenging. Had to chain him for few minutes so the cats could eat. To my surprise Tomas behaved very decent after release. He doesn’t like to be chained after spending most of his life on one before coming here. ‘Hmm, good training trick when he is naughty’ I thought. Yep, I am learning too. Refuse to hit the dog I raise him with yelling and rewards.
Now peace arrived finally. B & P sleep close to the wood fire, Tomas on his blanket. All exhausted from this ‘cats and dog’ day. Even the camera flash didn’t make them blink an eye. ?
Friday, 18 November, 2011
Google Earth can’t do this better. Here my new whereabout (or hide out?)
Wednesday, 16 November, 2011
This is Tomas, my new friend, recently moved in. Post more about him soon. ?
Tuesday, 15 November, 2011
What’s wrong with yesterday’s article? The facts (dates/quotes) seem right.
Sure they are but after reading the article you still don’t know the meaning of Avant-garde, just general stereotype knowledge and few quotes from writers who tried to definite Avant-garde. The author of this article never talked with someone expressing Avant-garde. We miss the explanation what Avant-garde is. Terms like ‘advanced’, ‘pioneering’ and ‘experimental’ are empty words not explaining the inner side of someone who (and why) wants to express.
The examples list many non-Avant-garde mainstream art movements.
The page appeared on an ‘encyclopedia’ and should therefore be informative but would better be titled ‘The history of Avant-garde’ than insinuating explaning an art-term.
Anyway, it wouldn’t match with Avant-garde to be explainable. Best is to leave the page blank: ?
Monday, 14 November, 2011
Although called ‘encyclopedia’ we all know the Wikipedia is compiled by hobbyist scientists often writing bullshit. Everybody can write for Wikipedia. The articles are checked, but by voluntaries, mostly lesser informed than the writers. Sure many articles do give options to edit, add or re-write. Often also comes the warning: “This section may contain excessive, poor or irrelevant examples”. I let you read below a Wikipedia article. Doubt most statements, examples, historic facts,.. Doubt the complete article. Let me start with a warning:
This section is excessive, poor and irrelevant:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Avant-garde (French pronunciation: [av???a?d]) means “advance guard” or “vanguard”. The adjective form is used in English to refer to people or works that are experimental or innovative, particularly with respect to art, culture, and politics. Avant-garde represents a pushing of the boundaries of what is accepted as the norm or the status quo, primarily in the cultural realm. The notion of the existence of the avant-garde is considered by some to be a hallmark of modernism, as distinct from postmodernism. Many artists have aligned themselves with the avant-garde movement and still continue to do so, tracing a history from Dada through the Situationists to postmodern artists such as the Language poets around 1981.
The term was originally used to describe the foremost part of an army advancing into battle (also called the vanguard or literally the advance guard) and now applied to any group, particularly of artists, that considers itself innovative and ahead of the majority. The origin of the application of this French term to art is still debated. The term also refers to the promotion of radical social reforms. It was this meaning that was evoked by the Saint Simonian Olinde Rodrigues in his essay, “L’artiste, le savant et l’industriel,” (“The artist, the scientist and the industrialist”, 1825) which contains the first recorded use of “avant-garde” in its now-customary sense: there, Rodrigues calls on artists to “serve as [the people's] avant-garde,” insisting that “the power of the arts is indeed the most immediate and fastest way” to social, political, and economic reform. Over time, avant-garde became associated with movements concerned with “art for art’s sake”, focusing primarily on expanding the frontiers of aesthetic experience, rather than with wider social reform.
Theorizing the avant-garde
Several writers have attempted to map the parameters of avant-garde activity with limited success. One of the most useful and respected analyses of vanguardism as a cultural phenomenon remains the Italian essayist Renato Poggioli’s 1962 book Teoria dell’arte d’avanguardia (The Theory of the Avant-Garde). Surveying the historical, social, psychological and philosophical aspects of vanguardism, Poggioli reaches beyond individual instances of art, poetry and music to show that vanguardists may be seen as sharing certain ideals or values which are manifested in the non-conformist lifestyles they adopted, vanguard culture being shown to be a variety or subcategory of Bohemianism. Other authors have attempted to both clarify and extend Poggioli’s study. The German literary critic Peter Bürger’s Theory of the Avant-Garde (1974) looks at the Establishment’s embrace of socially critical works of art and suggests that in complicity with capitalism, “art as an institution neutralizes the political content of the individual work.” Bürger’s essay also greatly influenced the work of contemporary American art historians such as Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, while older critics like Bürger continue to view the postwar neo-avant-garde as the empty recycling of forms and strategies from the first two decades of the twentieth century, others like Clement Greenberg view it, more positively, as a new articulation of the specific conditions of cultural production in the postwar period. Buchloh, in the collection of essays Neo-avantgarde and Culture Industry (2000) critically argues for a dialectical approach to these positions.
Avant-garde and mainstream society
The concept of avant-garde refers exclusively to marginalised artists, writers, composers and thinkers whose work is not only opposed to mainstream commercial values, but often has an abrasive social or political edge. Many writers, critics and theorists made assertions about vanguard culture during the formative years of modernism, although the initial definitive statement on the avant-garde was the essay Avant-Garde and Kitsch by New York art critic Clement Greenberg, published in Partisan Review in 1939. As the essay’s title suggests, Greenberg conclusively showed not only that vanguard culture has historically been opposed to “high” or “mainstream” culture, but that it also has rejected the artificially synthesized mass culture that has been produced by industrialization. Each of these media is a direct product of Capitalism—they are all now substantial industries—and as such they are driven by the same profit-fixated motives of other sectors of manufacturing, not the ideals of true art. For Greenberg, these forms were therefore kitsch: phony, faked or mechanical culture, which often pretended to be more than they were by using formal devices stolen from vanguard culture. For instance, during the 1930s the advertising industry was quick to take visual mannerisms from surrealism, but this does not mean that 1930s advertising photographs are truly surreal. It was a matter of style without substance. In this sense Greenberg was at pains to distance true avant-garde creativity from the market-driven fashion change and superficial stylistic innovation that are sometimes used to claim privileged status for these manufactured forms of the new consumer culture. A similar view was likewise argued by assorted members of the Frankfurt School, including Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer in their essay The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass-Deception (1944), and also Walter Benjamin in his highly influential “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” (1936). Where Greenberg used the German word kitsch to describe the antithesis of avant-garde culture, members of the Frankfurt School coined the term mass culture to indicate that this bogus culture is constantly being manufactured by a newly emerged Culture industry (comprising commercial publishing houses, the movie industry, the record industry, the electronic media). They also pointed out that the rise of this industry meant that artistic excellence was displaced by sales figures as a measure of worth: a novel, for example, was judged meritorious solely on whether it was a best-seller, music succumbed to ratings charts and the blunt commercial logic of the Gold disc. In this way the autonomous artistic merit so dear to the vanguardist was abandoned and sales increasingly became the measure, and justification, of everything. Consumer culture now ruled. Despite the central arguments of Greenberg, Adorno and others, “avant-garde” has been appropriated and misapplied by various sectors of the culture industry since the 1960s, chiefly as a marketing tool to publicise popular music and commercial cinema. It is now common to describe successful rock musicians and celebrated film-makers as avant-garde, the very word having been stripped of its proper meaning. Noting this important conceptual shift, major contemporary theorists such as Matei Calinescu in Five Faces of Modernity: Modernism, Avant-garde, Decadence, Kitsch, Postmodernism (1987), and Hans Bertens in The Idea of the Postmodern: A History (1995), have suggested that this is a sign our culture has entered a new post-modern age, when the former modernist ways of thinking and behaving have been rendered redundant. Nevertheless the most incisive critique of the vanguardism against the views of mainstream society was offered by the New York critic Harold Rosenberg in the late 1960s. Trying to strike a balance between the insights of Renato Poggioli and the claims of Clement Greenberg, Rosenberg suggested that from the mid-1960s onward progressive culture ceased to fulfill its former adversarial role. Since then it has been flanked by what he called “avant-garde ghosts” to the one side, and a changing mass culture on the other, both of which it interacts with to varying degrees. This has seen culture become, in his words, “a profession one of whose aspects is the pretense of overthrowing it.
Art and literature
Some influential avant-garde figures in English-language literature have included Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Louis Zukofsky, Charles Olson, William Gaddis, John Hawkes, John Ashbery, Joseph McElroy, and Thomas Pynchon.
Avant-garde in music can refer to any form of music working within traditional structures while seeking to breach boundaries in some manner, or to describe the work of any musicians who radically depart from tradition altogether. Some avant-garde composers of the 20th century include Arnold Schoenberg, Charles Ives, Igor Stravinsky, Anton Webern, Alban Berg, Henry Cowell, Harry Partch, Olivier Messiaen, Elliott Carter, John Cage, Conlon Nancarrow, Milton Babbitt, György Ligeti, Iannis Xenakis, Pierre Boulez, and Karlheinz Stockhausen. In jazz one could cite a first wave of experimenters associated with bebop, such as Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, and Bud Powell, and then a second wave associated with free jazz, including Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, Albert Ayler, and the later recordings of John Coltrane. Avant-garde art movements
Abstract expressionism Angry Penguins Archigram Asemic writing Cinema pur COBRA Conceptual art Constructivism Creacionismo Cubism Dadaism De Stijl Drop Art Epic theater Expressionism Fauvism Fluxus Futurism Happening Imaginism Imagism Impressionism Incoherents Land art Lettrisme Lyrical Abstraction Mail art Minimal art Molecular gastronomy Musique Concrète Neoavanguardia Neo-Dada Neoism Neue Slowenische Kunst Pop art Postminimalism Prakalpana Movement Primitivism Rayonism Stridentism Superflat Superstroke Suprematism Surrealism Symbolism Theatre of Cruelty Universalismo Constructivo Viennese Actionism Vorticism ?
Saturday, 12 November, 2011
Planned to post earlier but internet problems kept me goin online. Here the full moon 2 days ago (nov 10).
But who’s company satelite is that little bright light down right? You can see it at about 5′o clock. Due to fog stars wheren’t visual. The bright moon cutted through, dimmed. That made it possible for me to photograph. Hmmm, or is it the famous bright…star… or just simply the Northern star on a detour hanging west.
Wednesday, 09 November, 2011
Ofcourse it doesn’t mean nothing cultural was going on after 1983 (yesterday’s post). Advanced expressions returned to obscure basements, lofts and over-subsidized stages where it belongs. The masses are no longer interested in art expanding your mind, they prefer to be passive entertained. Meanwhile all media are bought by few multi entertainment companies (BMG, Sony, Philips,…) owing the players, the stages, the media, the art and ofcourse the artist. Don’t think a mid 80ties ‘hardcore-punk’ scene or later ‘Seattle’ was independent. Whatever ‘alto’ documentaries try to tell you now, its pure nonsense crap! Keep in the back of your head: whatever you hear, see or read, it is all a part of (until today going on) selling machine. Anyway, ‘independent’ lost its meaning in music bizznix half way 70ties. Everyone screaming the word since then is only trying making big bucks using attractive labels. Besides rock, no differ in rap, metal, electronic or later house/techno related music hypes. All just pre-assembled products by the music industry smart marketed to the masses. Everything in one package: critical lyrics, fashion, dance steps, cool handshakes, designs, drugs and uhhh, oh yeah also music… Popmusic was meant to be a product when started. It took a side alley for short time (70ties) and returned in the hands of soap salesmen (80ties). The experiment, disappeared out of sight again, gained bit more interest last years. Its still a small audience. Let it be.
The club of ‘unpredictable and pioneers’ was always, for centuries (no joke). It was given the name ‘Avant Garde’. Probably made up by ‘labeling’ addicted clerks and journalists in desperate need of categorizing even that what is uncatogorizable. Let them also be. Rather keep on ‘Avant Gardening’ myself. Its ‘misty mountains’ rain season but not cold. Had breakfast outside on the veranda this morning. Here a picture of ‘the dragons breath’: ?
Tuesday, 08 November, 2011
Yes, sometimes I skip a day posting (yesterday). Happens, you know the reasons. Think I keep up pretty ok so far.
‘Those boring 70ties when nothing was going on’, I read somewhere. Raised my eyebrows. Nothing going on? Strange, I remember opposite. The 70ties were very alive. 60ties movement ideas brought broader awareness. Many changes occurred. Space on stages and media for the experiment. Live music on most. Audience in clubs. Mass demonstrations against nuclear weapons that was affective. Active squatting scene. Tolerance towards soft-drugs. Open studies. Workers rights, Women rights. Social welfare… The list is endless. Ok, lots of these ideas brought to attention by the 60ties movement but were constructed and adopted in the 70ties. This hype of cultural awareness had a short offshoot in the early 80ties. Landmark a commercial top 10 hit of the avant-garde song ‘Oh Superman’ by Laurie Anderson (81). This would be impossible earlier or later. Before 70ties nobody was ready, after; the industry took total control. 82/83 everything slowly died. ‘Alternative’ scenes restricted themselves demanding rules how to express. ‘The new conservatives’. Yuppie time arrived. Money counts, not expression. Do you really think Nirvana was a musical band? Nothing more than average ‘done before’ rock, packed and promoted by the industry and sold until today like a never disappearing cheap soap brand on mom’s kitchen shelf.
Probably it depends on whereabouts and period if a certain time was happening for you. I ofcourse speak about the Dutch situation. 70ties were great there then. Now The Netherlands turned into one of the most boring ‘death’ constitutions in the world. Following act of nature this will change (again) after a while.
At the moment we have the ‘occupy’ movement bringing some more live into life. Are we after 30 years finally entering another widely accepted advanced and renewing cultural area? ?
Sunday, 06 November, 2011
Got two kittens yesterday. Mouse problem became enormous. Even if they don’t catch any, it will for sure keep them on distance. The cats come from a home for lost animals. Spend their life mainly on a loft. Will have a great time here with all that space. ‘Freedom at last’, they probably meow. One is grey/white, the other black. Call them Branco and Preto. Here a picture in action: ?
Saturday, 05 November, 2011
I write my posts by candlelight. Not for romantic reasons. Here electricity is fed by batteries loaded with solar energy. Recent rain supplied lesser sunlight. Ofcourse all daylight activates solar but most energy is produced sun beaming straight on them. Lucky, Portugal has many sun hours. The choice for using candles is precautious. Have no idea how much my energy use is comparing with solar production. Haven’t spend sufficient time here for making reliable measures. There is a regulator indicating how ‘full’ the batteries (3) are. Until now it all seems good but reloading is slower on lesser sunny days. Anyway, I found a ridiculous huge amount of candles in the house. Why not using ‘analogue’ light?
Finland! Hard to reach by car before east-borders opened. Especially with tourvan. Once I did this trip starting in The Netherlands. My function was soundtechnician/co-driver. Together with a Dutch tourmanager (and other co-driver) we drove to Helsinki. For what I remember it must have been a Test Dept gig. Now you can drive to Tallinn and take a ferry from there. Then we had to drive over Denmark (ferry Germany-Denmark) to Sweden (ferry Denmark-Sweden). Both fairly short crossings. Last ferry (Stockholm-Sweden to Helsinki-Finland) was a long ride; one day and overnight. For reasons I don’t remember we missed the scheduled first ferry. No sweat, take the next leaving one hour later. Still due to this we ran late and missed the final boat leaving from Stockholm. This was before EC. At every border (ferry) paperwork had to be done. We transported goods (instruments for temporarily use). In every on-route custom office we had to clear our load by lining up in the truck-lane. Advantage is the free trucker-meal-tickets (for 2 drivers) valid during crossing. These ferry boats are huge and contain several eating options for different tastes; fast-food, self-service, a-la-card, truckers. On our food ticked it said clearly ‘valid in all on board restaurants. For dinner we decided to avoid the truckers and eat ‘a-la-card’, the fanciest looking place on board. Waiting to be seated the waiter raised his eyebrow. Obvious we where not dressed according ‘code’: suit and tie. Keeping up standard of this deck we were rudely asked ‘what we were looking for’, directly followed by explanations where to find the other restaurants. Short discussion followed and it came to the subject we had truckers food tickets. The waiter was in shock. ‘Why don’t you go to the truckers place’, he almost screamed. We answered rather to eat here. His reply: ‘Who cares, all food comes from the same kitchen’. Other nearby visitors hearing this pulled faces into question marks. ‘Well, if that’s the case, it doesn’t matter to eat here’, we answered. Clearly annoyed the waiter showed us a table in the furthest most hidden corner of the restaurant.
We arrived at the venue in Helsinki just in time for set up and soundcheck. ?
???Thursday, 03 November, 2011
Finland. Been there few times. Beautiful nature landscape. Many lakes and mosquitoes. Not a living location for me. Quick visits is sufficient. Summers are short. Most months of the year Finland is cold. One of my visits was in August. Got invited for a barbeque. Ok, I am vegan but q’s are always good for some drinks and company. Anyway, I snack from the veggie side dishes. Temperature worried me more. August, and evenings are already freezing cold. The q was outside on an island near Helsinki. Small passengers boat brought me there. Works similar like country busses. You wait at the dock. Raising a sign makes the shipper aware someone wants to ride. On the island we grouped around the warm bbq fire wearing thick winter coats. Damned, its August!! Finlanders considered this normal. Probably any temperature just above freezing is tropical to them. Many months of the year the water around that island is frozen.
I declared Finland unlivable. Prefer warmer atmospheres like where I am now. November and outside temperature is still 20+ Celsius. Have a few rainy days at the moment. The land needed some water. This rain doesn’t bother me. I enjoy it after recent long dry period. Anyway, from Saturday a longer stretch of sunny days is predicted.
Last week I posted a picture from the waterfall close to this house. Here the same fall yesterday. Increased due to rainfall. Look at the still very nice green trees and plants…November! ?
Wednesday, 02 November, 2011
Caneca is Portuguese for ‘mug’ according ‘Talk Now’, but the Prisma dictionary translates caneca into ‘jug’ and doesn’t list the word ‘mug’. The Spanish dictionary has and translates it into ‘vaso’, what is more often used for ‘vase’, kinda ‘big mug’ for flowers to drink from. Think the word ‘mug’ for drinking cup is too modern or too American-English.
After living few years in Europe Dee Dee (Ramone) moved back to the USA. He departed crossing the ocean from Lisbon after a disastrous Spain/Portugal tour. In the band his wife Barbara (Sampini) and a Belgium drummer who’s name I forgot. That trip was haunted with many negative experiences. D.D. didn’t even bother taking care of his home and stuff (he rented an apartment in Belgium at that moment). Like real traditional rockers all his belongings when he left were a bag with old sweaty clothes and a guitar.
Back in the US D.D. came in contact with a Canadian label guy. The usual typical music biznix loudmouth who called regularly trying to convince me that they are recording the best D.D. or better, best Ramones, album ever produced by Chris Spedding. After receiving the rough mix I heard many songs D.D. wrote while staying at my place. The album was titled ‘Hop Around’, and ofcourse didn’t do much biznix wise (against loudmouth expectations).
Don’t want to say anything bad about ‘Hop Around’. It is a D.D. record like all other including Ramones (excluding D.D. King). D.D. wrote songs on a certain constant level guaranteeing expected quality. Probably by the time ‘Hop Around’ was released only few fanatic fans still felt attracted by his consistency of natural assembled chords in 2 minute songs.
The cd disappeared out of my collection. The ‘Hop Around’ demo’s (recorded in Europe) went to a fan and careful collector in Finland. ?
Tuesday, 01 November, 2011
Talking books (yesterday). The ones I read most and pick up regularly are dictionaries. Besides ‘village hopper’ (many posts ago) I am also a busy ‘dictionary hopper’, jumping from one to the other; Portuguese, English, German, Spanish,… English and German mainly for the spelling. German lesser used. Know that language too well. Need only incidentally some advice from Mr. Prisma here. It is also the worst dictionary I have. Misses many explanations, just cold translations. Words illogical ranged, hidden behind other options.
The worst dictionary I ever had was English-Slovene/Slovene-English. Couldn’t find any decent translation. As if the book handled another language. Hmm, you never know, maybe it was a title misprint. Or is Slavic (Slovene) so difficult and complicated? Might be. The (SI) translation site I also used regularly couldn’t come up with decent solutions either. Many words stayed in their origin. ‘No translation found’. Maybe it was the free service of this site running a lesser quality program. Gave away the paper dictionary when I moved.
Only the Portuguese and Spanish are used for the basic (and main) reason they are printed: translation of words. I am pretty satisfied until now. Found answers on almost all my requests. Although, I still do not know how ‘mug’ is translated in Portuguese. ?
Monday, 31 October, 2011
Lets go back to these books again I posted about few days ago. You remember I criticized these Dutch ‘literature’ writers. Uniformed by Dutch regulated arrangements: 50 plus, tall, grey curly hair, wearing long coats. Puffy faces, bit swollen due to wealthy, unhealthy, wine and food. Twinkling eyes with optimistic, releasing smile. Behind that I recognize the stress it takes keeping up the career. Fear being dumped by scene and followers they keep on twisting Dutch language in meaningless words wasting ink and paper.
Meanwhile I read, but not those books anymore. Generally I read everything handed to me or within reasonable price range. Based on little introduction text decision is made if I will start the book. Have been reading many non-Dutch last 20 years. Great books are written. Read all the time. From the many books I pick up some stick out. Of what I read last months it was Orham Pamuk (Turkish) ‘The Black Book’. Given to me by someone who ‘couldn’t get into it’. I did, finished it in no-time. Another good book I read lately is ‘Nighttrain to Lisbon’ by Pascal Mercier (Switzerland). Coincident, serious, I don’t make my book choices but at the moment I am reading an absolute top classic ‘Bernardo Soares -The Book of Disquiet’ written by Fernando Pessoa. This book intrigues me. My new whereabout is pure a coincident reading and liking latter two. Would have loved them too 5 years ago.
Probably all 3 books I mention here are famous and well known to most. They should be. Good reading fun. The 3 books have something in common. They are all about individuals searching for a purpose in life. Also Pessoa does, even if his purpose is ‘nothing’. ?
Sunday, 30 October, 2011
Yesterday the mug rolled of the table and smashed to pieces on the floor. They say ‘nothing is watermark leveled in Portugal’. First I was sad about the definite ending of this last materialistic contact related to my latter whereabouts. ‘Oh well, nothing last forever’, on second thought. Picked up the pieces and threw them on a pile of stones and other broken ceramics waiting to fundament a tiled terrace on the inner courtyard. Serbian Red Star supporting Portuguese construction. Two very old European cultures distanced by mileage now finally found eachother.
Brings me a little practical problem. Now there is only 1 ceramic mug left. insufficient for my intense use. For drinking hot beverages (coffee, soups, chocolate) I prefer ceramic above plastic, steel or glass. Will purchase new tomorrow. Something Portuguese related!
The little accident is like a release. Adapting new places quick I feel at home in most locations right away. Waking up this morning sipping the only other cup I realize this is it. I am settled and it feels great. New start, new home, new mug! ?