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A poem that I love



Whoever is loved is beautiful
~~Mawlānā Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī ( مولانا جلال الدين محمد رو )

Whoever is loved is beautiful, but the opposite is not true, that whoever is beautiful is loved. Real beauty is part of loved-ness, and that loved-ness is primary. If a being is loved, he or she has beauty, because a part cannot be separate from the whole.  Many girls were more beautiful than Laila, but Majnun did not love them.  "Let us bring some of these to meet you," they used to say to Majnun, and he would reply, "It's not the form of Laila that I love.   Laila is not the form.  You're looking at the cup, whereas I think only of the wine I drink from that cup.  If you gave me a chalice studded with gemstones, but filled with vinegar or something other than wine, what use would that be? An old broken dipper-gourd with Laila-wine in it is better than a hundred precious goblets full of other liquid."

Passion is present when a man can distinguish between the wine and the container.  Two men see a loaf of bread. One hasn't eaten anything for ten days. The other has eaten five times a day, every day.  He sees the shape of the loaf.  The other man with his urgent need sees inside into the taste, and into the nourishment the bread could give.  Be that hungry, to see within all beings the Friend.


Creatures are cups.  The sciences and the arts and all branches of knowledge are inscriptions around the outside of the cups.  When a cup shatters, the writing can no longer be read.  The wine's the thing! The wine that's held in the mold of these physical cups. Drink the wine and know what lasts and what to love.  The man who truly asks must be sure of two things: One, that he's mistaken in what he's doing or thinking now.  And two, that there is a wisdom he doesn't know yet.  Asking is half of knowing.

Everyone turns toward someone.  Look for one scarred by the King's polo stick.

A man or a woman is said to be absorbed when the water has total control of him, and he no control of the water.  A swimmer moves around willfully.  An absorbed being has no will but the water's going.  Any word or act is not really personal, but the way the water has of speaking or doing.  As when you hear a voice coming out of a wall, and you know that it's not the wall talking, but someone inside, or perhaps someone outside echoing off the wall.  Saints are like that.  They've achieved the condition of a wall, or a door.

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AvP

They put exclamation marks where there used to be question marks.”
~~Hans Blix on the way the US and UK governments handled intelligence on Iraq.

I am looking forward to the Alien Vs Predator film (AvP) that is coming out in October in the UK. Links to trailers can be found in the following locations (the last one is a making of featurette):

http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox/avp/trailer/
http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox/avp/internet_exclusive/
http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox/avp/internet_trailer/
http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox/avp/featurette2/

I remember talking about this film when I was in year 9 at school. We were all looking forward to it and that was way back as far as 94/95. My god it has taken them a while to agree on a script hasn't it? It had better be fucking good or else! I remember us discussing the rumour that the way it was going to end was that the Predator was just going to blow up everything so nobody actually won. But thinking about it since this film is set before the first Alien film it would make sense if the Predator won because if the Alien wins the Bio Weapons Division would have no reason to send out Nostromo and her crew to LV426 since they would already have Alien specimens back on Earth. I can see this film is just a way of cashing in on the two franchises and the studio knows full well that Alien fans like me are bound to go see this picture.

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My Toof

"Life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anaesthetic."
~~Cesare Pavese

I have to go to the Dentist now. He is going to perform an emergency thingy on my filling. Doesn't hurt too much right now but it gives me hell when I try eating. Wish me luck.

ETA: Got back from the Dentist at 9 tonight. He ended up replacing the filling fully which was good of him considering it was so late in the day. He really dosed me up with anaesthetic too, it has only just gone back to normal. Anyway feeling a little drained and achy might lie in tomorrow.

Current Mood: uncomfortableuncomfortable
One is the loneliest number that you'll ever know

"The man with a toothache thinks everyone happy whose teeth are sound. The poverty-stricken man makes the same mistake about the rich man."
~~George Bernard Shaw

I went to the dentist on Friday for a check-up. I have been having pain in one of my back teeth and so he starts prodding it with his proddy thing. And now he has made it worse. Apparently one of my fillings has been chipped. That's funny because I asked him when he did it 3 years ago if the white fillings (which I got) needed to be replaced more often and he said "not if I do my job properly". Since Friday all I have eaten is 2 bowels of soup and I attempted to each a piece of cake. So it is all owchie and I am gonna have to call them up tomorrow. I should lose a lot of weight, what an effective way to control your calorie intake- just give yourself a tooth ache.

The office is being refurbished tomorrow, well our room is. I look forward to another day in the office, it's like a day on the farm. Moving desks and heavy monitors around from one room to another. Can't think of anything I would rather be doing.

Went to see Shrek 2 on Saturday. It is pretty average, you have to wait a while from each joke to the next but there are a lot of British personalities in it, even Jonothan Ross who makes a little cameo.

*yawns* I am tired now, too tired to even climb in bed. I want my bed to walk over to me, like a large spider with 4 spider legs.

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I plan on ranting later

Just got home. It is raining. I got wet. Have been looking at interests on LJ. Am trying to find which LJ user I share the most interests with. Been going through my friends of friends list to make a start. The user with which I share most mutual interests is satansjellycat. We share 16 interests. The quest continues. Until I get bored. I am bored at the moment. Why do you think I am writing in such short sentences? That last sentence wasn't short. Neither was that one. This one is.

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Waste of a Sunday

"Life is wasted on the living."
~~Douglas Adams taken from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

I drove up to London today to get some things from my office. I washed my shirt last night because I spilt red wine on it at the party. I put it out on the hanger this morning and I got back from London at 6 and it had been raining so now I have a wet shirt that needs to be dry by tomorrow morning. Arrrghhh. It was a 2 hour drive and when I got there it took me 5 minutes to load the car which was double parked. Getting home was quicker.

Anyway here is a meme:


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This subject line is good

"Give me a hero, I'll write you a tragedy."
~~F. Scott Fitzgerald

I remember when George W Bush came to London late last year. There were armed police officers everywhere you turned and all because of this one man, this one stupid ignorant blubbering fool brought one of the world's largest cities to a standstill. Gee that's funny, I thought that was Transport for London's job. Yes there is another bloody TUBE STRIKE tomorrow. And while it is true that I don't need to use the tube to get to work the problem is the knock on affect. The roads get more congested and the buses are crammed. So it looks like I will have to walk. Which isn't so bad I guess, as long as the weather is nice but it wont do my neck any good.

I got my Mac restored this week, it crashed last week causing me to stress and things because every solution I tried would come up blank. You know what to do in situations like that? Take a break! Whatever it is you are doing just drop it and have a rest. If you get so frustrated that you cannot see any solution and you start hitting and swearing at inanimate objects and then they start getting annoyed and hit you back then clearly you are hallucinating and you need to admit yourself to a psychiatric hospital.

Anyway what I meant was I am happy because I fixed the problem after I had had the weekend off to take stock and relax.

That is all, carry on.

Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
A list of Disney's Full Length Animated Feature Films, anyone?

That's right, just in case you cared here be a complete (I hope) list of Disney Animated Feature Films that have been released in the UK on both VHS and DVD unless stated otherwise.

Disclaimer
The information expressed in this post should not be taken as fact and could well be a load of old tosh due to my bad researching skills and the fact I knocked it together in about 10 minutes while smoking some *cough cough*. All data was correct at the time of posting. Escalators may go down as well as up.

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"We are not trying to entertain the critics. I'll take my chances with the public."
~~Walt Disney

Sorry to mess up your friends page but...

"Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today."
~~James Dean


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