Spatial Metaphors & Hidden Silk : Chronicle 45

I heard about this : when Bob Kennedy died his body has been put on a train and people watched it along the country. A photographer – Paul Fusco – made a book about this. Do your parents remember that?

https://www.magnumphotos.com/newsroom/politics/paul-fusco-rfk-funeral-train/

https://pro.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP3=SearchResult&ALID=29YL53KW1BQ

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I watched Monika, Bergman 1953. Harsh metaphor of what disillusions of the couple are. The efforts to follow this kind of film. I grew up and I like this, but I now prefer Fellini’s.

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I watched “At Berkeley”, the documentary, with my daughter. Waow. I learned so many things! Things about America, about Universities, about teaching, about students. It’s been fascinating to hear these people talking “at this level”, being like in a classroom or within teachers talking budgets, but also disengagement from the country, or how to deal with resistance to change… Enthralling!

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People who don’t realize that they use “space metaphors” because time is not really perceived. Time will come, time flies. And Tuesday “follows” Monday, right? Time as a LINE. Will Christmas come up on us, or do we come up on Christmas? You have a meeting saturday and you want to move it ahead, which day will it be? I found whole articles on that…

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I have a real problem with a photographer, Bruce Gilden. You can Google it and hate it, but it’s not that simple. Instant rejection, OK? But why, where. What if I explore this, “though”.

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The ultimate, in Japan, is not to keep up apparences but to take care of what other people can’t see, like having an ordinary kimono lined with a rare (and unoticable) silk. Oh I love this so much.

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I Japan, people don’t say “I love you”, but “There is love when you’re here”.

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The flag of Norway contains many other flags.

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One Russian author explains that vodka is a medicine “which is not really ready”.

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Things are not what you think they are.

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Allez, a little clip from my young years. Try to read what people tell on YouTube. 1977. I was ten. Exactly in this mood.

 

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Monika, the movie, is well known because the character, betraying his partner, suddenly watches the camera (therefore us). It’s a shock (no character is allowed to watch the audience, right?). She takes us on. She makes us a witness, shows that she knows we know, and seems to eye-say : “So what?”.

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With climate change, they say that south of France will be more flooded, and north of France will discover tornadoes, like in Kansas…

 

Have a nice day!

 

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Dans tes classeurs de lycée
Y a tes rêves et tes secrets
Tous ces mots que tu n’dis jamais
Des mots d’amour et de tendresse
Des mots de femme
Que tu caches et qu’on condamne
Que tu caches petite Anne

Dans tes classeurs de lycée
Y a du sang et y a des pleurs
Les premières blessures de ton cœur
Les premières blessures
Les premières déchirures
Qui font des bleus à ton âme
Qui font des bleus petite Anne

Dans les cafés du lycée
Faut que tu bluffes, que tu mentes
Autour des diabolos menthe
Quand tu racontes les nuits

Du dernier été
De tous ces premiers amants
Que tu n’as eus qu’en rêvant

Dans tes classeurs de lycée
Y a tes rêves et tes secrets
Tous ces mots que tu n’dis jamais
Des mots d’amour et de tendresse
Des mots de femme
Que tu caches et qu’on condamne
Que tu caches petite Anne

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