Friday, June 29, 2007

Der Ewige Jude

The Eternal Jew.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

La Morte Di Un Giusto

Octavian Paler (1926 - 2007).

In the month of May, on the seventh day, the octogenarian Romanian thinker Octavian Paler, a great man and a gifted intellectual, whose brilliant mind and Solomonic wisdom, granted (to him and -through him- to us all) from above, by the Divine Logos, has been worthy of his grey hair, has only recently entered the never-ending Sabbath and peaceful Rest Day of Our Lord and Redeemer. His eyes shall forever behold the never-fading Summer-Sun of our Righteousness. May his ashes be light, and his remembrance everlasting !

Psalm 90:10 The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.


Wisdom 3:1 But the souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and there shall no torment touch them. 2 In the sight of the unwise they seemed to die: and their departure is taken for misery, 3 And their going from us to be utter destruction: but they are in peace. 4 For though they be punished in the sight of men, yet is their hope full of immortality. 5 And having been a little chastised, they shall be greatly rewarded: for God proved them, and found them worthy for himself. 6 As gold in the furnace hath he tried them, and received them as a burnt offering. 8 They shall judge the nations, and have dominion over the people, and their Lord shall reign for ever.

Wisdom 4:7 But though the righteous be prevented with death, yet shall he be in rest. 8 For honourable age is not that which standeth in length of time, nor that is measured by number of years. 9 But wisdom is the gray hair unto men, and an unspotted life is old age. 10 He pleased God, and was beloved of him: so that living among sinners he was translated. 11 Yea speedily was he taken away, lest that wickedness should alter his understanding, or deceit beguile his soul. 12 For the bewitching of naughtiness doth obscure things that are honest; and the wandering of concupiscence doth undermine the simple mind. 13 He, being made perfect in a short time, fulfilled a long time: 14 For his soul pleased the Lord: therefore hasted he to take him away from among the wicked. 15 This the people saw, and understood it not, neither laid they up this in their minds, That his grace and mercy is with his saints, and that he hath respect unto his chosen. 16 Thus the righteous that is dead shall condemn the ungodly which are living; and youth that is soon perfected the many years and old age of the unrighteous. 17 For they shall see the end of the wise, and shall not understand what God in his counsel hath decreed of him, and to what end the Lord hath set him in safety. 18 They shall see him, and despise him; but God shall laugh them to scorn.

Wisdom 5:1 Then shall the righteous man stand in great boldness before the face of such as have afflicted him, and made no account of his labours. 2 When they see it, they shall be troubled with terrible fear, and shall be amazed at the strangeness of his salvation, so far beyond all that they looked for. 3 And they repenting and groaning for anguish of spirit shall say within themselves, This was he, whom we had sometimes in derision, and a proverb of reproach: 4 We fools accounted his life madness, and his end to be without honour: 5 How is he numbered among the children of God, and his lot is among the saints! 6 Therefore have we erred from the way of truth, and the light of righteousness hath not shined unto us, and the sun of righteousness rose not upon us.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Words Of Wisdom

For smoke is our nostrils' breath, and thought a sparkle kindled by our moving hearts; which, when extinguished, our body shall be turned to ashes, and our soul shall fade away as thinnest air.
These are the second and third verses from the second chapter of King Solomon's Great Book Of Wisdom. Wise words, indeed, fitting the famous book of a renowned wise king, deeply appreciated and respected for his wonderful insights, well-known for his amazing depth of thought and profound maxims and observations, masterfully capturing the innermost essence of reality, and well-regarded for his glorious intellectual achievements and philosophical conquests. A king who reigned in the mighty empire of his own brilliant mind's most astounding eloquence, and from whose beating heart flowed out rivers of living water, captured as in earthly vessels by his hearers' ears, like cool, refreshing summer-rain pouring down on thirsty ground, only to be later put to rest in the deepest fiber of their soul's consciousness, as in the vast lakes and seas of their innermost being.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

A Beautiful Mind

Mens sana in corpore sano.
I close my eyes, and I see You ...
Beauty on the outside, beauty on the inside; beautiful voice, beautiful sound, beautiful lyrics; beautiful face, beautiful soul, beautiful spirit. True beauty never fades away. Ever.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not ...

Could Love be but just a self-suggestioned mystification?

That's what you're gonna send me out into the world with? "Hate fades. Love is lust in disguise. There is no ass" ??
These are words of wisdom from a Bruce Willis movie ... and if that's not an oxymoron in and of itself, then I don't know what is anymore. Truth be told: I really wouldn't deserve for someone like her to love someone like me, now, would I? ... But I've been given completely undeserved and totally unmerited gifts from above before, haven't I? I guess hope dies last, now, doesn't it?