Praying For Freedom While Waiting For Death In The Holy City Of Varanasi — Post from Edge of Humanity Magazine

My sister wanted to travel to India (and quite especially, to Varanasi) since she was very young. She was (just as I am) very aware that our Roma ancestors came from India one day, some ten centuries ago. She wished to go there but had not time enough. I share this beautiful and instructive post… Continue reading Praying For Freedom While Waiting For Death In The Holy City Of Varanasi — Post from Edge of Humanity Magazine

Innocent nude posing – A page from an old diary and some related illustrations

Again, this post belongs in this blog as well –more than elsewhere…

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I was going to title this post: “Nude posing in the age of innocence”, quite more elegant, but it would not be strictly true according to the text that justifies it, as well as the artwork attached.

Neither the writing nor the photographs are mine in origin, this time, but I have contributed to both things with some significative edition: translating the old manuscrite text by my sister from Catalan to English and composing a coloured mosaic with modified versions of an even older picture in black and white.

All of it goes about nakedness, innocent or saucy, and the shift between the two ways according to one’s needs and the pressure of life.

I will show first my mosaic, figuring an X (which may mean anything you want; but to me means a crossroads in life: the point in the way when innocence still shimmers briefly before changing to…

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Portrait from Beyond

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Some portraits remain in the memory no matter how long ago they were taken. To me, this is one of them. It tells me, and reminds me, of perfect beauty seldom seen before or after. It is a picture of an angel, gone but still very present. Truly memorable. (Even…

Red Shoes for men (and of course, women and everyone else)

I feel that this post -like so many others- belongs in here as well.

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A hesitant digression about gender variability and fluidity

Gender roles and conventions have annoyed me all my life, especially since I have never clearly known what my gender was and is. I’m serious; I more or less assumed a sexual identity (I’m physically a male and this fact was acceptable to me, with some reserves and many peculiarities and deviations), but I deeply ignored my gender until I understood –or perhaps decided– I had none and, thus, I was agender. Anyway, this was still wrong…

Being physically masculine in the essential bits, and with a general look somewhat more masculine than anything else, I tended to adopt publicly a gender expression which was more masculine than feminine, neutral or whatever it could be. (I won’t talk about my sexual orientation(s) because I do not need to within the scope of this post.)

Anyway, my surroundings were peculiar and puzzling to…

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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