Every Jack has his Jill

– værn mod ensomhed eller påkrav om civilisering?

 

Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down and broke his crown,
And Jill came tumbling after.
Then up got Jack and said to Jill,
As in his arms he took her,
“Brush off that dirt for you’re not hurt,
Let’s fetch that pail of water.”
So Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch the pail of water,
And took it home to Mother dear,
Who thanked her son and daughter.

Vuggevisen/digtets hovedbudskab er, at det ikke nytter noget at græde over spildt mælk, blive hængende i fortiden, men forsøge igen, hvis det er muligt. Det kommer fra en tid, hvor det maskuline/manden blev set som bæreren af idealer.

jack og jill er søskende, men fokus ligger på jack, der både er den, som fejler, mærker skammen (broke his crown = skadet stolthed/selvfølelse), hjælper og viser omsorg, er den ansvarlige, og den der lægger den nye kurs. En “rigtig” storebror. 

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Hvornår er existentialisme IKKE sørgelig?

– what a complicated universe!

[Rick and Morty] C-137 Rick correctly believes he’s a TV show character, and the implications of metafiction have driven him to nihilism and to drink.
byu/DuplexFields inFanTheories

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Quora: time related symbols and metaphors to convey deeper meanings?

QUORA: How do authors use symbols and metaphors related to time to convey deeper meanings?

MY SUGGESTION:

Seasons = aging = repetition = cycles = existence = value = life = living = cessation = loss = goals = work = development = exploration = civilisation = rules = stability = anti-authority = free-thinking = observation = science = boundaries = defence = consciousness = the other = an other = humility = collaboration = human species = species plural = LIFE2 = Gaia = Planet as a whole and complete organism = purpose of our whole human life =

aging = change = growth = seeds = nurturing = intent = will – and so on.

repetition = structure = naming = beginnings – and so on.

Do you see?

ASK LEVY

– is a weekly column in the tech magazine WIRED

Send questions to mail@wired.com, with the subject line ASK LEVY


Dear Levy, 

When I would ask Encyclopaedia Britannica Macropaedia – sitting at the library, where breathing and the occasional cough each in their way indicated the exceptionally huge volume of the reading room – I KNEW without a doubt that I was speaking with the world. Continue reading “ASK LEVY”

min kat er død og jeg sørger

– nærhed er nærhed

SAMMY hed min kærestes 18 år gamle kat, som jeg oplevede at blive adopteret af og have samliv med igennem 7 år. 

En tid begyndte han at have sværere ved at spise sit knas, og snart også den bløde mad, og mens vi var væk 3 nætter og havde ham passet hjemme, spiste han stort set ikke noget. 

Derefter gik det hurtigt ned ad bakke: Hvad der havde været en let ustøt gang blev til tab af muskulatur i bagbenene, og et besøg hos valby dyreklinik til en politianmeldelse, antageligvis for dyremishandling – vi fik ingen klar besked, men måske handlede det om at vi skulle være kommet tidligere? – og krav om omgående aflivning. “I Danmark må intet dyr afgå ved naturlig død”. Continue reading “min kat er død og jeg sørger”

Putin kriminaliserer online privatliv

 

Det stod i kortene, ikke?!

Putin Outlaws Anonymity: Identity Verification For Online Services, VPN Bypass Advice a Crime

President Putin has signed off on legal amendments that threaten to destroy online anonymity, crush free speech, and stifle innovation. Starting this year, internet platforms must verify new users’ identities via state-approved systems, before granting access. VPN circumvention advice will constitute a crime, certain Gmail use will be banned, and non-state-approved hosting companies will be rendered illegal.

SpySince its invasion of Ukraine in February, Russian Members of Parliament and lawmakers have taken turns to see who can come up with the most aggressive anti-Western legislative proposals.

Suitably dressed-up in anti-American, anti-European rhetoric, plans to let everyone in Russia pirate Western content came early. While obvious to everyone else right from the beginning, the proposals were fundamentally flawed.

If Russians were allowed to gorge on free, high-quality foreign content, incentives to pay for Russian content would find themselves all but eliminated. Not only do local creators rely on that revenue for food and clothing, it also helps to prevent the collapse of Russia’s own entertainment sector.

læs resten

Danmark, paradontose, skyld, behandling – del 1.

I Danmark gives tilskud til tandbehandling, men paradontose og effekterne heraf regnes for dårlig personlig tandpleje, da det er i mange tilfælde ER muligt at rette op på ravagen, men udgifterne til behandling falder på klienterne selv – dem, der har råd. Og prisen sættes af tandlægerne selv, hvilket gør behandling til en indtægtskilde frem for en velfærdsydelse. Din skyld, din betaling.

Rigtig mange mennesker har paradontose, en betændelsestilstand langs med og under tandkødsranden, som kroppens immunforsvar af flere årsager ikke kan komme til at afhjælpe, den fremmeste nok, at opbyggede “plak”/calcium skabt af bakterier fastholder betændelsen under tandkødsranden, anaeorobt/uden ilt, uanset immunforsvarets evne til nedbrydning af betændelse.

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Who can confirm that a rhetorical question is a poetic device?

Quora deletes links to services, which may pay for people’s work, as they have their own way of monetizing answers – which demand that people pay Quora to read certain partly obscured answers, which no one can know if are better than other answers, and no one knows how much Quora will pay the Answeree for the answer… Quora is just a great place for Q&A, not for making money.

 
Kenneth Krabat

Q: Who can confirm that a rhetorical question is a poetic device?
A: No one can confirm that a rhetorical question IS a poetic device.

A rhetorical question CAN be a poetic device, but a rhetorical question IS NOT JUST a poetic device.

If you say “Is a rhetorical question a poetic device?” the answer would be “it could be, sometimes, maybe, depending,” most definitely.

If you are asking for someone to give you an example of a poetic text based on a rhetorical question, I am too tired for higher complexity that the following:

Nature, that great reward, when left alone, don’t you find it so?

If I just did your homework, buy me a coffee

time travel is SO not next year!

Hvad skal vi med tidsrejser længere? Vi skal lære andre ting nu, igen.

“time travel is SO not next year!”

I did a search for this, but nothing.

Just saying: Planes of existence is the next level:

Alternate realities, other dimensions, an infinite multiple of universes branching from free-will overdose to make room for every single one of any other potential full universe that anyone might think of, discarded at the drop of a hat. Planes of existence. Stacked on top of each other, each one their own universe, but each one having less and less need of understanding of its rules.

While time travel by acquaintance with logical and illogical paradoxes can teach us the basics of causality, planes of existence will teach us more about

– being real,
– and about returning to reality,
-and about the cost of distancing apart from the real world we are all fleeing from,
– and about honour taking part in the needs of the real world,
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