Xan mo ilo! – Eat my heart!

Xan mo ilo, kamlale! Pale si ma e zhivindi jag… These are Rromani words meaning “Eat my heart, my beloved ones! While I still keep the flame of life…” So why do I want my heart eaten?… How?… By whom?… To the first –rhetorical– question my answer is simple: because I need love now beyond… Continue reading Xan mo ilo! – Eat my heart!

The Price is Love

… It always was and still is. And you always paid lavishly! So, I am completely sure you have got now all you lacked here. Including “him”. [In memoriam Ari Fontrodona ] – – – – [The images come from Charlie Chaplin Picture Database – these ones were scaned by Cineteca di Bologna as part… Continue reading The Price is Love

YHWH as HWHY – A Bi-gendered Deity for Jews, Christians and Muslims?

Just read this afternoon with great interest: “The four-Hebrew-letter name of God, which scholars refer to as the Tetragrammaton, YHWH, was probably not pronounced “Jehovah” or “Yahweh,” as some have guessed. The Israelite priests would have read the letters in reverse as Hu/Hi — in other words, the hidden name of God was Hebrew for… Continue reading YHWH as HWHY – A Bi-gendered Deity for Jews, Christians and Muslims?

Canfranc as Part of Benoît Sokal’s “Syberia” – Or Kate Walker in the Pyrenees

At last, after years of laziness and elusion, I have played the PC-game that my sister always recommended me to play: Syberia; both parts. I have to apologize to Ariel for not having done this while she was still here, to be able to tell her —with frank enthusiasm— how pleasant and deeply absorbing these… Continue reading Canfranc as Part of Benoît Sokal’s “Syberia” – Or Kate Walker in the Pyrenees

Fashion Sketches by Inslee Fariss – Pretty girls, prettier puppies and much joy all around

– I have recently discovered these nice drawings that Ariel collected in her PC — She used to save hundreds of fashion items, outfits and designs, and also made her own —very good ones—; but these sketches by Inslee Fariss are especial. I do like many of them, and I understand why my sister loved them… Continue reading Fashion Sketches by Inslee Fariss – Pretty girls, prettier puppies and much joy all around

Vil·la Torrada (Bages, Catalunya), thirty-three years ago… – Back to Li and Mom

– – Ari had this old pic saved in a box with many more. This one had these words written at the back (translated from Catalan!): “Li -9 (protected by mom), I -6 protecting dad from behind, clung to his back. Look at Li’s half shut left eye after a night sleeping with it over… Continue reading Vil·la Torrada (Bages, Catalunya), thirty-three years ago… – Back to Li and Mom