Saturday, January 17, 2009



Take two of these (and a giant kosher dill pickle)
for nausea, and call me in the morning!
A note to my pregnant sister & to all of you too
if and only if you feel pregnant with creative desire(s).
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Hurry up, it is melting.
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Then of course, there is this kind of Nausea, by Sartre
& small video series on the Philosopher here:
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 5 . 6 . 7
*you don't have to watch them all
(oh, i insist) (no_don't) (ok, go ahead)
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to warm you (its been cold here too)
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The
NEA says Fiction reading is up, but less people reading Poetry and Drama.
So I want to go back and read some plays this year.
From one of my favorite plays Long Day's Journey into Night:
to be a ghost within a ghost & i love the fog, & a warning in brothers scene
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yes, and as he says, be always drunken, be so, yes!
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Song for a friend just lost a friend to a roadside bombing in Afganastan More of Antony and the Johnstons here....
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the embers of another night
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At 20 in Boston my lover made me a tape of some old Blues songs. This one I always loved, and we spent two days searching boxes of old tapes to find it, ran it through a mixer today to make an Mp3. Can't figure out the guy's name... (its not Snooky Prior) but if you know, or can guess, let me know your hints... i'm so glad to hear it again after all these years (it makes my toes dance)... dedicated to a girl with a birthday !
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seeds and seed vault (nice video) (there are over 50,000 kinds of wheat).
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Peace and warmth to all who enter here.
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40 comments:

Disa said...

that looks like edy's french silk! there is nothing like a mug of ice-cream, in the winter, snuggled up with a book or three :)

mansuetude said...

hello dear girl!
You are right... i can only have that much as seen in the photo, or i start to dance on the ceiling... i am going to make a big fire right now... baby its cold outside!

Jeane said...

oh, yes, please - I'll take two and a pickle! - as always, so much here, will be back to take little bits as needed! - images are really really nice - the fire just makes me want to curl up and take a nap - but then I'm always looking for a place to curl up and take a nap!

mansuetude said...

Jeane ~ two shots of ice cream and a pickle to you! I bet you were under your comforter when you wrote that! Yes, O'neil is one of my favorite writers...

Marie-Louise said...

Hm, cold and warm... outside and indoors...
Have a nice sunday!

mary said...

Good God, woman. What are you doing to me with that photo?!

And I'm not pregnant but I'll take a pickle, too. I love me a sour dill pickle...

redredday said...

hi M! :). yumm. this shot of ice cream gotta me one of my favorite pictures of yours. my mouth is drooling just looking at it. i love that you put it in a measuring shot glass. currently, i am crazy for Turkey Hill's mint ice cream. it is really the best mint ice cream out of the box. i've been having it almost everyday since we discovered it.
i don't know about ice cream with dill pickle. that sounds rather gross. but now you make me want a dill pickle too.

isn't the cold wonderful for cozying up and the warmth we give to one another? thank you for your fiery warm fire. i am loving winter more and more these days.

Renee said...

Well I'm not pregnant but I think I will have two of those minus the pickle.

xoxoxo

Jo Horswill said...

And I used to sip ginger tea and nibble on a dry cracker!!!

Philosphy, fires and blues...a great combination I think.
Although, here I sit in 35C temperatures, hot but definately not bothered now :) joxx

Me said...

Like the ice cream! But it is too cold up here to eat it.

mansuetude said...

Mary Louise! It is cold now, it snowed a wonderful fluffy snow... and another fire in the fireplace.

Mary ~ its not the ice cream that would get to you; Like the lobster bisque you got at the Cape, its the seafood chowder i made and just had; i need a cholesterol pill to go with it!

Hi Redred ~ yes, i am glad you love the shot glass aspect, it alludes to what Edmond says about being "drunk" always, though he copies the old poem.. .. Everyone has a way to stay and be "drunk" ..we are toasting Obama tonight with some bubbly, and maybe a little less hate in the world, though racism is not over here in the South.


Rene~ Two shots of French Silk to you; i will have to eat your pickle in the morning.


Old Monk (Jo) ~ Oh ya, ginger tea and a dry cracker are more my style and i am not with "child" in any literal way, but we are all pregnant with our lives, our creativity, etc.

Hi Me ~ i know for a fact New Englanders eat more ice cream than anyone else on earth. Thanks.

lynne h said...

woo! so much goodness here mansuetude! i had 'knocking on heaven's door' playing while reading baudelaire, and then coming back to gaze at your blazing fire. mmmm.... love that baudelaire!! thank you! and this ice cream photo... you and your camera! what treasures your eyes do spy! my sister (in virginia) said it's been cold there. glad you're warm and toasty... here's to pregnant us!! xo

tr3nta said...

Hello!... thanks for visiting my blogs... I see you love MACRO photography :-)... U have really good stuff on your blog...

Ritva said...

simple things to the ultimate:
keeping warm by the fire
cold fingertips.
black and white landscape
and a huge colourful flower-
desert and a dessert.
yes, for being drunk!

Roxana said...

who can resist embers? and yes, pregnant with creativity, it's just what I feel now :-)

Christine said...

a very beautiful composed post, again. I read, (insisted), listened and watched. You make me want to learn more (That's a gift). I wonder how you plan or non-plan these well-composed posts.
I was on a journey today, from where we come from - individuals as society - through questionings of thoughts and existence. Of emotions, presence, relations, into our time, and to the future. With Sartre still rumbling in the back of my heart and mind, (he was more spiritual than I knew or remembered), I watched a wellmeaning expression of control in Svalbard.

For some reason, I feel close to the Far North, Svalbard, and over towards Finland and Russia, Samiland. Maybe, if you feel like it, you can Youtube Mari Boine.

Thank you M :-) Peace your way too.

Marjojo said...

Peace and warmth gratefully received! What riches I found here and could only follow a few of them up just now. Want to read O'Neill's play NOW and the version of Knocking on heaven's door is beautiful. Thank you. Will be back later for more. And happy new year to you, if I haven't said that already.

bookbabie said...

My daughter-in-law has been having some crazy cravings, and I always have room for ice cream myself (leave out the pickles please!). Long Days Journey into Night was one of the first plays I read and saw performed as a teenager. It gave me a life long love for O'Neil. I must admit I am not very familiar with Sartre though, time to do a little reading myself and learn something:)

said...

What a mixture of things - as always in harmony and I cannot explain why! You take me time and I like that. You take me to cultural spaces

omami said...

cold and sweet and then gets warm... perfect!!!!!

Hilary said...

Ohh nice cold and hot shots! You can keep the pickle but can I have two shots of the melty stuff? ;)

The song link takes me to Gmail home page rather than the song. The Snooky Prior link works fine, but not the one before it. I'd love to know what the song is. I like old bluesy songs too.

Katrina said...

oh my goodness, always so many wonderful things here! i adore that top photo, it's delightful.

Robyn said...

When I was pregnant my cravings were for icecream with pickled onions or gerkins. It's the first time I've ever heard of this combination since then.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Sartre, Anthony and the Johnsons and ice cream, nicely eclectic

gracia said...

Anything that makes one's toes dance is a good good thing.

Thank you for all the links to follow (and the recommendations left for me in the comments section of my blog... I love following a trail of breadcrumbs). Inspiration is always with you it seems.

g xo

Mary-Laure said...

Ice cream, ice cream!
It's wonderful that your sister is pregnant, it must be so exciting!!!!!!

rivergardenstudio said...

How you take photographs is amazing to me, and always your words, flowing and changing with a mood or a feeling... and I so love what you comment on my blog, and what you write on other's as well... pure poetry! (an )I can't believe there are that many seed banks! Have a beautiful day tomorrow! Roxanne

Renee said...

please send me two more scoops, you can drop them in the middle of my blog. ha ha.

Love Renee

Renee said...

I would like a scoop of hope and one scoop of light. Thank you for your comment. xoxoxo I love to come to your site, it lifts me up when I feel down. oxo

Love Renee

tr3nta said...

Nice fire photos...

Marie-Louise said...

Still this icecream... I miss you here!

grrl+dog said...

mm...it is so hot here...

I keep forgetting how beautiful your images are..

Anonymous said...

"TEBLESPOONS" with an e?
Is that shot glass from another country?

Janette Kearns Wilson said...

How attractive the first photo looks to an Aussie sweltering in 45degrees
Thankyou for visiting me

Anonymous said...

Nice

Esti said...

Could I take one even if I'm not pregnant? It's exactly what I need right now... :)

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flyinamber said...

thank you for visiting my blog..sorry because my english is not very good..you have very nice things here..I'll visit you again!
and of course,I'll write something more about those thing,"bloodletting",in the past times in my old town..I knowed also one old woman who had doing this a few years ago,illegal,of course..
I started my blog at first as one place for presentation of my hobby art but sometimes I try to write something interesting from the history of my town and my country..

Stacey Huston said...

So glad that was't for me..!!

mansuetude said...

Annonymous

yes.
I did get that shot glass in a little town just into Mexico ...
thanks for seeing it!