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Saturday, December 30, 2006

Alice Nahon.

M'n kleine goede daad

M'n kleine simpel-goede daad,
Wat hebt ge vaak een winterziel
Met lenteblaƤn begroend,
En vaak een groot verlies vergoed
En menig over-trots gemoed
Stil met zichzelf verzoend.

Ge hebt, o kleine wonderheid,
Zo dikwijls wat gescheiden was
Weer innig saamgehecht,
En menig mond, belust op haat,
En menig streng en stuur gelaat
In milder plooi gelegd.

Mijn kleine simpel-goede daad,
Voor mij die in mijn broos bestaan
Geen grotere dromen mag,
Wees gij voortaan mijn grote taak,
Mijn stille vreugd...mijn enige wraak...
Mijn doel van iedre dag

Cauchemar oftewel nachtmerrie.

Het verleden.
De toekomst.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Gewoon zalig. Leentje's favo.(klick!)

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Zalige feesten, Latijnse groeten

"Ditis nepis potentis negrote".
..niet echt Katholiek...

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Day 6.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

The End. Fini.

Een Antwerps meisken. 1

wat een heldin..!

Klauwen met staart.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Happy Chanukka (music)

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Dan Fogelberg.

Longer than thereve been fishes in the ocean
Higher than any bird ever flew
Longer than thereve been stars up in the heavens
Ive been in love with you.

Stronger than any mountain cathedral
Truer than any tree ever grew
Deeper than any forest primeval
I am in love with you.

Ill bring fires in the winters
Youll send showers in the springs
Well fly through the falls and summers
With love on our wings.

Through the years as the fire starts to mellow
Burning lines in the book of our lives
Though the binding cracks and the pages start to yellow
Ill be in love with you.

Longer than thereve been fishes in the ocean
Higher than any bird ever flew
Longer than thereve been stars up in the heavens
Ive been in love with you
I am in love with you..

Monday, December 11, 2006

Doet me aan mijn jeugd denken.

ander versie met smaakje Provence..

Van Gogh - Antwerp 1885

After a long stay in the countryside of Brabant, Vincent leaves the Netherlands for the Belgian city of Antwerp in November 1885. He will never return to his native country. Van Gogh is invigorated by Antwerp's urbaneness: "I find here the friction of ideas I want." He has access to better art supplies and is exposed to the collections of Dutch and Belgian art. Among the exotic goods entering Europe through Antwerp are Japanese woodblock prints, which Vincent starts to collect. In January 1886, Vincent enrolls in the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Antwerp but he withdraws within two months.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Der gabbe's a faine son... 1.

I feel a bit one-track here, but I think you can again place this on the nefesh habehamis/sichlis line. Children are, by nature, irrational creatures, driven by their emotions. I.e. they are dominated by behamis. In it's 'normal' unpurified state, this is referred to as the yetzer hara that is a part of us (as opposed to the external yetzer hara that even odom had before the chet). 13 is the age when sichlis - which by its very nature pulls us to good, and is therefore the yetzer hatov of a person - begins to manifest, hence the link with starting to keep mitzvos - which relate to nefesh hasichlis - and the spiritual.

BTW here is my translation of a lovely piece that I found in the lexicon of Emunos Vedeos, under the heading 'Sechel Iyuni and Sechel Maasi (p19 in my Israel 1987 edition - can send a pdf if you want the original)

Sechel Haiyuni

Divided into four levels. The first is the ability to grasp basic priniciples, those which a person knows instinctively, and needs no proof, for example that a whole apple is greater than a half apple, or a diagonal of a square is greater than its side etc. The second level, is the capacity for a person to produce results from general principles, as in grammar (where one produces speech from the grammatical rules) etc. This is called acquired intellect, as it is acquired by a person from first principles and from the senses. And the third level, is the power by which a person percieves the natural form (zurah tivi'is) of all that exists in the lower world, and he will divest it, by virtue of this sechel, from the physical form that bears it, and with this sechel he will meditate on the essence of the soul of man, as long as it is in the envelope of the body. And with (this sechel) he will understand the principles of things and their spirituality. And the fourth power is that with which a person will grasp the forms that are purely spiritual, like the angels, and the essence of the nefesh of man, after its separation from the body, and similar things; all are the fourthe level of sechel iyuni. And all these four levels are called in general sechel iyuni, where the first type of sechel (which deals with speech, and everyday activities) is called sechel maasi, and where this everyday mind is called 'speaker' (medaber), the sechel iyuni is called 'knower'. And in all aspects of this sechel iyuni, it will say only true and false, and it will not say good or bad, for it is not possible to say that the diagonal of a square is larger than the side is a good thing, rather one would say that this is a true thing, and similarly in all its areas....

Friday, December 08, 2006

Der gabbe's a faine son... 2.

....Well, yes it is, R. Yisroel speaks about the nefesh and the importance of correct conduct. But qualitatively (b'mchilus kvodo of R. Yisroel) this has the feel of indirect knowledge - writing about flying from an instruction manual, rather than after having flown the plane. One knows of the nefesh 'through its actions in the guf'. Iyun in Torah is about a thorough - but intellectual - analysis of the halochos so that one knows the reward and punishment for each sin. This is religion tamed and domesticated. In chasidus one learns Torah in order to clean up the nefesh and draw down the light of Elokus on oneself so that one can shift into a different mode of perception. Is the emphasis in religion really to be on reward and punishment, or on finding your true spiritual essence after having overcome your negativity - your part in the chet of Odom harishon.

For some reason I like a moshol of a table with a tablecloth on it, so that you can only see the legs. Musar is very clear about the legs, and clear that there is a table, but you don't see it. Chasidus is about eating on the table, after the cloth has been removed. Look at the Piasezno's 'Bnei Machshovo Tova'; he is quite explicit about what is to be achieved, and explicit that you shouldn't be focused on your current low station, you are in essence Yisroel, and it is your birthright to SEE the words 'boruch ato etc' emerge from your mouth as you say them. You will 'see yourself standing before 'kvodo yisborach' amongst a camp of malochim, and you are one of them'. You have to blow the roof off.

good Shabos.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Der gabbe's an ajdim...

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Soit.(click!) ;)

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