e-Seeing is really e-Believing…

October 31, 2008 at 9:36 am 5 comments

I felt the need to create a moment in time that articulates how I feel. You probably won’t want to see me like this, I don’t either… But it was good for me to see the effects of my last few months…

Ying-Yang, right-left, up-down… Tis true.

T.S. Eliot – The Hollow Men
Mistah Kurtz -- he dead.

            A penny for the Old Guy

                I

We are the hollow men
We are the stuffed men
Leaning together
Headpiece filled with straw. Alas!
Our dried voices, when
We whisper together
Are quiet and meaningless
As wind in dry grass
Or rats' feet over broken glass
In our dry cellar

Shape without form, shade without colour,
Paralysed force, gesture without motion;

Those who have crossed
With direct eyes, to death's other Kingdom
Remember us -- if at all -- not as lost
Violent souls, but only
As the hollow men
The stuffed men.

                II

Eyes I dare not meet in dreams
In death's dream kingdom
These do not appear:
There, the eyes are
Sunlight on a broken column
There, is a tree swinging
And voices are
In the wind's singing
More distant and more solemn
Than a fading star.

Let me be no nearer
In death's dream kingdom
Let me also wear
Such deliberate disguises
Rat's coat, crowskin, crossed staves
In a field
Behaving as the wind behaves
No nearer --

Not that final meeting
In the twilight kingdom

                III

This is the dead land
This is cactus land
Here the stone images
Are raised, here they receive
The supplication of a dead man's hand
Under the twinkle of a fading star.

Is it like this
In death's other kingdom
Waking alone
At the hour when we are
Trembling with tenderness
Lips that would kiss
Form prayers to broken stone.

                IV

The eyes are not here
There are no eyes here
In this valley of dying stars
In this hollow valley
This broken jaw of our lost kingdoms

In this last of meeting places
We grope together
And avoid speech
Gathered on this beach of the tumid river

Sightless, unless
The eyes reappear
As the perpetual star
Multifoliate rose
Of death's twilight kingdom
The hope only
Of empty men.

                V

Here we go round the prickly pear
Prickly pear prickly pear
Here we go round the prickly pear
At five o'clock in the morning.

Between the idea
And the reality
Between the motion
And the act
Falls the Shadow

                    For Thine is the Kingdom

Between the conception
And the creation
Between the emotion
And the response
Falls the Shadow

                    Life is very long

Between the desire
And the spasm
Between the potency
And the existence
Between the essence
And the descent
Falls the Shadow

                    For Thine is the Kingdom

For Thine is
Life is
For Thine is the

This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.
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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. tracyapps  |  November 6, 2008 at 12:18 am

    great video, my friend. and my favorite part would have to be the “title text here – sub title text here” at the end. GO iMOVIE! 🙂

    Reply
  • 2. Derek Overbey  |  November 6, 2008 at 1:07 am

    You have some of the deepest passion of any person I have come across in my many years on this planet. I can feel your heartache through your words and I wish I could say something to make it all better. But as we know, time is the only thing that will heal this wound. You will love again because it is part of who you are. You want to receive but also want to give. All I can tell you is that it will get better. Maybe not tomorrow but it will someday. @doverbey

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  • 3. From one woman to another.  |  November 20, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    If a man wants you, nothing can keep him away.
    If he doesn’t want you, nothing can make him stay.
    Stop making excuses for a man and his behavior.
    Allow your intuition (or spirit) to save you from heartache.
    Stop trying to change yourselves for a relationship that’s not meant to be.
    Slower is better.

    Never live your life for a man before you find what makes you truly happy.
    If a relationship ends because the man was not treating you as you deserve
    then hell no, you can’t ‘be friends.’ A friend wouldn’t mistreat a friend.
    Don’t settle. If you feel like he is stringing you along, then he probably is.
    Don’t stay because you think ‘it will get better.’ You’ll be mad at yourself
    a year later for staying when things are not better.

    The only person you can control in a relationship is you.
    Avoid men who’ve got a bunch of children by a bunch of different women.
    He didn’t marry them when he got them pregnant,
    Why would he treat you any differently?
    Always have your own set of friends separate from his.
    Maintain boundaries in how a guy treats you.
    If something bothers you, speak up.

    Never let a man know everything. He will use it against you later.
    You cannot change a man’s behavior. Change comes from within.
    Don’t EVER make him feel he is more important than you are…even if he has
    more education or in a better job. Do not make him into a quasi-god.
    He is a man, nothing more nothing less.
    Never let a man define who you are.
    Never borrow someone else’s man.
    Oh Lord! If he cheated with you, he’ll cheat on you.
    A man will only treat you the way you ALLOW him to treat you.
    All men are NOT dogs.

    You should not be the one doing all the bending…compromise is a two-way street.
    You need time to heal between relationships…there is nothing cute about
    baggage… deal with your issues before pursuing a new relationship
    You should never look for someone to COMPLETE you…a relationship consists
    of two WHOLE individuals…look for someone complimentary…not supplementary.
    Dating is fun…even if he doesn’t turn out to be Mr. Right.

    Make him miss you sometimes…when a man always know where you are, and you’re
    always readily available to him- he takes it for granted.
    Don’t fully commit to a man who doesn’t give you everything that you need.
    Keep him in your radar but get to know others.

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  • 4. Miranda “honestly” « Ginjah’s Weblog  |  December 16, 2008 at 12:19 pm

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  • 5. Ash  |  March 16, 2009 at 6:47 am

    great video ! i should try this myself 🙂

    Thanks !

    Reply

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