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Jan
14

Night owl chat – Cinematic Orchestra

h/t to our own Dr. Bobfr. Chat away, night owls!


57 Responses to “Night owl chat – Cinematic Orchestra”


  1. January 5, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    All right everyone, this brings to a close the LibLib curated Sunday programming. Chips already has early bird and rise and shine posts slotted. I’m pooped. It’s been a blast!

    • 9 jacquelineoboomer
      January 5, 2014 at 11:34 pm

      Thanks again very much, LL, for giving us the time and the poetry and the music! And the good thoughts with which we are left.

  2. 10 Eveingeorgia
    January 5, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Well, thanks for all the responses on the Romney’s naming the grandson Celtic for “black” or “dark-skinned.” At least the pin-ball is stll now.

    But, Lordie, did the Romney’s think this was ever so cute!?!

  3. 12 carolyn
    January 5, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    Okay, LL…..I just wrote my response to the poetry, and when I refreshed, I saw that just before me you had started this new thread! Well…..it’s late, so I’m not going to repeat myself…..except to say I heard Robert Frost read his poetry when I was in college, and also, college students LOVE poetry.

    • 13 99ts
      January 5, 2014 at 11:36 pm

      I was just about to answer your post Carolyn – so I brought it over here

      carolyn
      January 5, 2014 at 11:16 pm

      Thanks for the poetry LL. I love poetry, and college students love it. Robert Frost…..Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou…..so many wonderful poets….and so many new ones.

      I had the privilege of seeing Robert Frost when I was in college. He read his poems to a large group of us……I particularly liked “Birches.”…..the last line is: “one could do worse than be a swinger of birches.”

      During the reading someone asked him to explain the “meaning” of a particular poem……..he stopped…..said he didn’t explain….he wrote them for us to find the meanings we chose.

      Another great short poem is Fire and Ice: “Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire, I hold with those who favor fire………but………”

      I asked one of my classes which they preferred…..the prose short stories we’d read, or the poetry. They said “Poetry”. I asked them why and their reply was that “You can walk around in poetry. There’s just one meaning in prose.” I always loved that…..”You can walk around in poetry.”

    • 14 99ts
      January 5, 2014 at 11:45 pm

      What I love about poetry, and also artworks is that the meaning of the work is always from the eye of those reading/looking – we can all see things so differently. I was brought up with the English/Australian poets (and mainly from the 19th & early 20th centuries) – and know little of the poetry LL has posted.

      I do love the poets who wrote of life in 19th century Australia & from elsewhere my favorite would be Robbie Burns – despite I often need a Scots person to translate.

  4. 15 jacquelineoboomer
    January 5, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    Goodnight, TOD. For those in the icy temps, stay warm!

  5. 16 dotster3
    January 5, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    Awwwww—–So Sad!

  6. 24 LDS
    January 5, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    Poetry In Motion.
    I love this post.
    Just got back in from the cold. It is so cold here in NYC. Slushy snow. Sidewalks are cold watery puddles.
    Glad to see our President and the girls arrived back home safely. What a wonderful gift to give to First Lady.
    Back to the poetry and a cup of hot chocolate.
    Sweet sleep everyone here.

  7. 25 Jeff
    January 6, 2014 at 12:19 am

    Woman With Midnight Hair

    I close my eyes in passion as I glimpse the woman
    with midnight hair.
    Dark brown eyes of age old wisdom.
    I fear her love followed by cold rejection.
    Swimming, drowning in a pool of tears
    that is of her derision.
    A sob of passion spurned.
    Blind I am to the art of the one
    night stand.
    Always falling under the spell of
    a long term love.
    How we fly in the open blue sky.

    one of my own poems hope you like.

  8. 31 amk for obama
    January 6, 2014 at 12:28 am

  9. 39 amk for obama
    January 6, 2014 at 12:59 am

  10. 41 amk for obama
    January 6, 2014 at 1:00 am

  11. 42 amk for obama
    January 6, 2014 at 1:02 am

    Do it dirty, harry.

  12. 46 amk for obama
    January 6, 2014 at 1:34 am

  13. 47 amk for obama
    January 6, 2014 at 1:35 am

    Looking for the day when snowden is arrested under putin’s wot act.

  14. 48 amk for obama
    January 6, 2014 at 1:39 am

  15. 49 amk for obama
    January 6, 2014 at 1:43 am

  16. 52 globalcitizenlinda
    January 6, 2014 at 1:49 am

  17. January 6, 2014 at 2:48 am

    Letter to President Obama:

    6 Jan 2014

    Dear Mr President,

    Given humans propensity to disregard both the extraordinary fact that Life exists anywhere in the universe, and disregard for the fragility of the ecosystem that supports life on Earth, perhaps it’s time to consider a radical idea.

    What if you gathered the most talented linguists, graphical artists, engineers, scientists, and other creative folk, and challenged them with an unprecedented mission. Specifically, they would be tasked to describe, encapsulate, and propagate throughout the universe – well beyond our Solar System that Voyager 1 recently breached – platforms that contained as imaginative a variety of expressions as could be conceived of the fact that Life exists in the Universe.

    Of course, it is highly improbable than any sentient, intelligent being in the universe would ever encounter, let alone have the tools to decipher the ‘Messages of Life from Earth,’ but that is an insufficient objection to proceed.

    Why?

    Do you think those artists, 40,000 years ago, painting on the walls in the El Castillo cave in Cantabria, Spain, would have ever imagined their artistry being readily available, via the Internet, from a Wikipedia page?

    Of course, the Universe is vastly larger than Earth, but let’s not allow that constraint impede our imagination or purpose.

    The purpose of the endeavor is both whimsical – some intelligent being somewhere else in the Universe actually connecting with ‘Messages of Life from Earth’; and, h

    • January 6, 2014 at 2:56 am

      Darn – sorry – not sure why Word Press truncated the comment. Here is the full letter:

      6 Jan 2014

      Dear Mr President,

      Given humans propensity to disregard both the extraordinary fact that Life exists anywhere in the universe, and disregard for the fragility of the ecosystem that supports life on Earth, perhaps it’s time to consider a radical idea.

      What if you gathered the most talented linguists, graphical artists, engineers, scientists, and other creative folk, and challenged them with an unprecedented mission. Specifically, they would be tasked to describe, encapsulate, and propagate throughout the universe – well beyond our Solar System that Voyager 1 recently breached – platforms that contained as imaginative a variety of expressions as could be conceived of the fact that Life exists in the Universe.

      Of course, it is highly improbable than any sentient, intelligent being in the universe would ever encounter, let alone have the tools to decipher the ‘Messages of Life from Earth,’ but that is an insufficient objection to proceed.

      Why?

      Do you think those artists, 40,000 years ago, painting on the walls in the El Castillo cave in Cantabria, Spain, would have ever imagined their artistry being readily available, via the Internet, from a Wikipedia page?

      Of course, the Universe is vastly larger than Earth, but let’s not allow that constraint impede our imagination or purpose.

      The purpose of the endeavor is both whimsical – some intelligent being somewhere else in the Universe actually connecting with ‘Messages of Life from Earth’; and, highly pragmatic – getting folk on Earth to begin to ponder their responsibilities as Stewards of Life.

      At this time, Earth is the ONLY known crucible of Life in the Universe. We are the ONLY Stewards of Life on Earth, and we are doing a lousy job ensuring sustainability of the opportunity for life to persist and evolve.

      So, my proposal is meant to bring into laser focus our responsibilities, and moreover, to make it inescapable that we can and should pursue an endeavor that is way more challenging, more audacious than any ‘Great Endeavor’ in the history of our species.

      Our ancestors upped their game, many times. Now, it’s on us.

      Let’s Do Legacy,
      Bob
      ======================

      With this letter you now know what matters most to me. I never imagined having a President who’d have the capacity to comprehend and the ethical fabric necessary to grasp why such a proposal is legitimate.

      #FORWARD Together

  18. 55 amk for obama
    January 6, 2014 at 6:32 am


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