Headlines, and some art.

IN THE NEWS:

Headline of the Week:Moving Right Along: Zooming through the holidays with the runs,” from the Eugene Weekly.   Am I the only one who thinks that is funny? 

I also made headlines: “What makes ‘the Whit’ tick?”, in the Eugene Register Guard. Not actually about me.  To borrow from Hamlet,  “Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of me! You would pluck out the heart of my mystery.”

Edgy headline:  Emerging Face of a Nationless World. This video shows artists and musicians from around the world.  Check the violinist riding the waves.

IN THE ARTS:

While creating a series of paintings, I began thinking of a poem written by Irishman William Butler Yeats, in 1919.

I now present to you,

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The Second Coming

Poem by William Yeats

Art by Justin Whitney

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Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;

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Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

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Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: a waste of desert sand;
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Wind shadows of the indignant desert birds.

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The darkness drops again but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

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Source of Yeats Poem: http://www.potw.org/archive/potw351.html

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5 thoughts on “Headlines, and some art.

  1. Thanks C+C.

    My inner-angsty-teen-ager needed to get this out.

    I see this blog-site as a tool for exploring my thoughts and feelings with you. When you offer me validation, it helps me move through my emotions and discover ways of experiencing life that are more true to who I am. So, thanks for helping me with the process.

    I also want to acknowledge that I have a tendency to try and make a big impression, and I get that my cravings for attention and validation are not always useful or beneficial to others. Future posts should reflect a little more maturity, but I am not making any promises 🙂

  2. J-dog, good stuff! When we put ourselves out there as artists, something a lot of people can’t or won’t do, there’s no shame in relishing in a little validation. It’s really the only thing we get in exchange that’s worth anything real.

    Keep it up mehn! Looking forward to seeing a lot more.

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