Love and longing in life.

{

drawing made by Vijay
drawing made by Vijay

Words, though merely made of letters and shapes,
invoke feelings and emotions so strong;
Words are indeed powerful.
Pen is mightier than sword, it is said.
An injury caused by words is more hurtful than an injury caused by fire:
said Thiruvalluvar.
}{

Living with blinkers ?
Living with blinkers on ?

”…Not even faith in faith ?
But you have something else,
something more important.
And what is that?
A heart, goodness.
I tell you, it’s not enough to have faith
if one is not a good person
at the same time.”
Inger tells Mikkel in Carl Theodor Dreyer’s Ordet
}
{

blood red...
blood red…

”Crime enabled to penetrate a world where the feelings are violent…
What sudden desire ?
I am nothing but desire.” Captain Leblon speaks at the dictaphone in Querelle, a movie by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
}
{
Desire is not without consequences.
A thing of beauty can be a joy forever – only in our memory.
The petals too wither away.
What would remain is the stalk,
that once held those beautiful, variegated florets.

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}
{
Drone Strike
Desire for territory killed Tayshana Murphy,
and her father mourns the death of his daughter.
All that remains is the memory.
How do you heal a community if everybody is going to walk around with bitterness and revenge and want to retaliate? Mr. Murphy asks.
Wrongly accused of crime, in a desire for justice,
Mr Khan languishes in the prison;
80 years old, frail, unable to even swat a fly.
}
{
”The night lies
over the solitude…
of an endless space.”

Sky from my flat in Campinas
}
{
”Each man kills the thing he loves
Some do it with a bitter look
Some with a flattering word
The coward does it with a kiss.”
So sings Jeanne Moreau...
}
{
”Querelle’s inner harmony
was indestructible…
because it was sealed
in that heaven of heavens…
where beauty unites with beauty.”
}

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reflection = duality

{
”Never before had he
experienced true rivalry…
with which he had faced
in these two.”
}
{
”Jean Genet’s birth certificate states…
“Born December 19, 1918,
10:00 A.M.
Mother: Gabrielle Genet.
Father: unknown.
Apart from his books,
we know nothing about him.
Not even the date of his death…
which to him seems near.
Jean Genet.”
}
{
Guten tag Herr Fassbinder for this beautifully made film.
}
{
What do I call mine when my actions are similar to many millions.
Could I ever be separate ?
Am I not a child of the planet ?
}

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