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by Jean Fournell
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 496
Views: 29648

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Now the Captain he was dying But the Captain wasn't hurt The silver bars were in my hand I pinned them to my shirt. Obviously he is talking about something different than a captain there. No idea what precisely a captain is, except on a ship. Military matters are none of my business. So here just a...
by Jean Fournell
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 496
Views: 29648

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Thank you very much, Its4inthemorning and Vickie.

I'm glad to learn that Leonard Cohen's yahrzeit was honoured so successfully.
And no, your accounts are not too long, not at all!

A rare thing: I'm at a loss for words...

Thank you so much, both of you, and all the others who posted elsewhere!
by Jean Fournell
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: The Fool (selected fragments)
Replies: 36
Views: 7328

The Fool: 12.4 – A small difference

Memories That Zeno should have invented the film, or maybe just the flip book, and that thus he knew about the difference between the mind that assembles immobile pictures so as to produce subjectively perceived movement, and the mind that perceives genuine life — that's something he can't be convi...
by Jean Fournell
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 496
Views: 29648

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Alan and Vickie, thank you very much for your appreciation! As I was a German teacher, I was privileged to have the best of pupils and students — learning German is considered a difficult matter in France, the easy choice being English plus Spanish. Yet even so, of course, there are always a few who...
by Jean Fournell
Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 496
Views: 29648

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Vickie, from your Holy Grail video, it would seem that the expression "it's raining cats and dogs" is a corruption of "it's raining cows and birds"... Maybe we could agree on "it's raining des vaches fetchées". As for "érudition", I just removed the accent — and since the spellchecker didn't complai...
by Jean Fournell
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 496
Views: 29648

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Not sure why they say "Pardon my French". Regarding my heritage, I am curious why. Does anyone know? I'd never come across this expression, so I had no idea what it means and asked the internet: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pardon_my_French So I followed your link and read your post regarding the ...
by Jean Fournell
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 496
Views: 29648

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Its4inthemorning, keeping a copy, as B4real suggests, is one way of trying not to lose too much work. But I'd rarely manage to post anything if I didn't write it all in a text processing software first, and from there copy it to the forum software and do the fineries, like quoting. My own lack of sk...
by Jean Fournell
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Who By Fire
Replies: 53
Views: 17626

Re: Who By Fire

Superb!

Tons of natural white powder versus a few grams of manmade black powder, for one shot.

Well done, Claus.
Thank you.
by Jean Fournell
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: The Fool (selected fragments)
Replies: 36
Views: 7328

The Fool: 12.3 – An exception

Unreserved granting Dividing a length into an infinite number of geometric points — as in the case of the immobile arrow — is tantamount to dividing this length by zero. Because a point with no extension, and not vibrating either, has the length zero. Let L be the length of the initial distance bet...
by Jean Fournell
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Discussing "The Fool" and similar things
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Re: Discussing "The Fool" and similar things

Yes, patience often helps, doesn't it. He will speak these words of wisdom Like a sage, a man of vision Though he knows he’s really nothing But the brief elaboration of a tube What's special here is "these words of wisdom"... Of course all sentient and non-sentient beings are unique, and different f...
by Jean Fournell
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Discussing "The Fool" and similar things
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Re: Discussing "The Fool" and similar things

Thank you Vickie, for this first post and for the interesting questions raised! First, a few minor points: ● I had never as much as heard of Ayn Rand. So I can't say much on that subject, except that she seems to be advocating the law of the strongest. ● Nor am I qualified to say whether you should ...
by Jean Fournell
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 496
Views: 29648

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

B4real, that's an honest translation of "La Manic", giving the gist of the original. There is just one problem towards the end (S5L7): A hundred times, a hundred times The translator's additional comma is not in the original Cent fois cent fois and it changes the meaning from multiplication to repet...
by Jean Fournell
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Discussing "The Fool" and similar things
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Discussing "The Fool" and similar things

This thread is meant for discussions, comments, questions-and-answers, differing points of view, and other such things that needn't clutter up more specifically dedicated threads. It is not exclusively meant for "The Fool", but also for more or less related topics. Please understand that at present ...
by Jean Fournell
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 496
Views: 29648

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Its4inthemorning, let me reassure you: we are not exactly off-topic here. We are (secretly, I must admit) discussing the meaning of well I am the one who loves changing from nothing to one. (You Know Who I Am) The "loves changing from..." implies: at least several times. Maybe not regularly — but ce...
by Jean Fournell
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 496
Views: 29648

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Thanks for your appreciation! :oops: But in fact the merit is Vickie's: She asks when I express myself too incomprehensibly. A rare thing, and much appreciated — it's difficult to perceive one's own inadequacies. Thank you, Vickie. ... there are those moments where you just "go" and react without th...

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