Tuesday, 15 August 2017

STAGE ONE: EGG (NOT BIOLOGICAL)


BUT SIMILAR to the first stage Lepidoptera insects go through. Appearing out of not-knowing-where-from as an
                                           egg,

and on its way, through a complicated metamorphosis, to its unimaginable DESTINY:
                                 a BUTTERFLY!         

AND MAN? Appearing out of not-knowing-where-from as an 
egg,

and on its way, through a complicated metamorphosis,
  to its unimaginable DESTINY as
 ?

                                                                                         NO!



Saturday, 12 August 2017

THE FOUR STAGES OF MAN


Shakespeare’s version, the Seven Ages of Man, is the biological version of the Stages of Man,


        A Man's Life
        decaying 
        in Seven Ages.
        A story of flesh and bones.

        Dressed up,
        playing
        imaginary roles,
        on imaginary stages.

        It never gets beyond
        epitaphs on tombstones.




PRELUDE TO NEXT PROJECT

Prelude:


      SEVEN AGES OF MAN

All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages. At first, the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms.
Then the whining schoolboy, with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress' eyebrow. Then a soldier,
Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honor, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon's mouth. And then the justice,
In fair round belly with good capon lined,
With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise saws and modern instances;
And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts
Into the lean and slippered pantaloon,
With spectacles on nose and pouch on side;
His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide
For his shrunk shank, and his big manly voice,
Turning again toward childish treble, pipes
And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history,
Is second childishness and mere oblivion,
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.

Monologue from William Shakespeare's As You Like It, spoken by the melancholy Jaques in Act II Scene VII.
He died aged 52 following a drinking binge, but he got no further than his destination, a tombstone in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-on-Avon, which sums up the short-sightedness of his life’s achievements.

Good friend, for Jesus' sake forebeare
To digg the dust enclosed heare;
Bleste be the man that spares thes stones,
And curst be he that moves my bones.
 

NEW PROJECT: THE FOUR STAGES OF MAN




Wednesday, 2 August 2017

EXEMPLARY BEHAVIOUR

   
  It matters not how strait the gate, 
  How charged with punishments the scroll,

  I am the master of my fate, 
  I am the captain of my soul. 

As with so many things, it is the ego that gets in the way of exemplary behaviour. Non-exemplary behaviour involves putting oneself first without having a good reason to do so. This can be wilful - people stealing or deliberately choosing the biggest portion. Or it can be unconscious or unintentional - people being loud without consideration for others on the train.

It is the tentacle not realising it is part of the Centre. If one is aware of the connection, then exemplary behaviour is automatic - it doesn’t require deliberation, just as the different parts of the body automatically work together for the common good.


The KARMA PROJECT showed it can be done. Take over the causes and the effects take care of themselves (Diet and lose weight?)
The current PROJECT, EXEMPLARY BEHAVIOUR, shows what should be done in order to be happy and help others be happy.
The next project indicates the route to humanity's destiny.      -Gnome

PRELUDE TO NEXT PROJECT: SEVEN AGES OF MAN