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by Jean Fournell
Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: NEW CD by SEAN HUNT (daka) and JEM HOBBS
Replies: 4
Views: 2520

Re: NEW CD by SEAN HUNT (daka) and JEM HOBBS

Hi Sean, now I've managed to listen to your complete album — first had to find out how that software works, and then it was easy. And "easy" is my first impression. Easy texts, of the kind "everybody could write that" (unless they try...), easy melodies (I'm no musician at all, so I can't comment on...
by Jean Fournell
Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: News
Topic: LCohen.ru — Russian site about Leonard Cohen
Replies: 13
Views: 4473

Re: LCohen.ru — Russian site about Leonard Cohen

Rien ne va, plus rien ne va
pour vivre comme un homme,
comme un homme, comme un homme droit.
Plus rien ne va
pour vivre comme un homme droit.

Vladimir Vysotsky
by Jean Fournell
Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Simmon´s Biography at Lidl´s
Replies: 14
Views: 3236

Re: Simmon´s Biography at Lidl´s

... and she shows you where to look among the garbage and the flowers ...
by Jean Fournell
Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: Book of Longing
Topic: Zen and longing
Replies: 23
Views: 36793

Re: Zen and longing

Zen & Longing.jpg
by Jean Fournell
Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: Book of Longing
Topic: Le Livre du Désir - Book of Longing in French (Europe)
Replies: 1
Views: 8036

Re: Le Livre du Désir - Book of Longing in French (Europe)

Two dear friends just came by, before leaving for a holiday — and gave me "Le Livre du désir" as a christmas present. Livre du désir.jpg It has 274 pages, plus one page of notes, plus seven pages table of contents. ISBN 978-2-7578-3613-2 (ISBN 978-2-7491-2249-6, 1re publication) The text on the back...
by Jean Fournell
Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: OLD IDEAS
Topic: Who is Patrick Leonard?
Replies: 7
Views: 9957

Re: Who is Patrick Leonard?

And here Patrick Leonard about the matter: Zu "Going Home" mussten Sie ihn aber erst überreden... Stimmt. Er zeigte mir den Text, und ich sagte: "Das könnte toll werden." Er hat mich nur angeguckt, mit dem Kopf geschüttelt. Er dachte, ich wäre verrückt. Er hielt den Text für arg selbstgefällig — "I ...
by Jean Fournell
Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: OLD IDEAS
Topic: Who is Patrick Leonard?
Replies: 7
Views: 9957

Re: Who is Patrick Leonard?

Hello 4everenlightened, I'm not sure whether I understand your question correctly, or whether I'm just making up a set of stupidities. That's why I prefer to re-phrase what my mind makes out of it, and then answer that re-phrased question: When Leonard Cohen says about some "Leonard" that: "He's a l...
by Jean Fournell
Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: OLD IDEAS
Topic: Symbolism of 'Different Sides'
Replies: 39
Views: 27818

Re: Symbolism of 'Different Sides'

On the northern half of this planet — which we've borrowed from future generations and are busy messing up, in order to restitute it along with an anti-boredom-program for them to have some cleaning up to do — the nights will now become colder, but also shorter. And the days are now getting longer, ...
by Jean Fournell
Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: OLD IDEAS
Topic: Symbolism of 'Different Sides'
Replies: 39
Views: 27818

Re: Symbolism of 'Different Sides'

Mind you:

In a zen-monastery, gibberish like my last post would probably entail one or another variation of

"Don't scatter your dirty things in here!"

And rightly so.
by Jean Fournell
Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: OLD IDEAS
Topic: Symbolism of 'Different Sides'
Replies: 39
Views: 27818

Re: Symbolism of 'Different Sides'

The control-addict, whom you mention, Sean, lives in an Epimenides-like paradox. In the Paper-thin Hotel, our pilgrim hear s and learns this lesson. But: Good riddance! "And you turn in disgust / from your hatred and from your love" (Light As The Breeze) The lesson you are inside, not outside is sti...
by Jean Fournell
Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: OLD IDEAS
Topic: Symbolism of 'Different Sides'
Replies: 39
Views: 27818

Re: Symbolism of 'Different Sides'

"In fact a burden lifted from my soul
I heard that love was out of my control
A heavy burden lifted from my soul
I learned that love was out of my control"

(Paper-thin Hotel)

Love under one's control is not love.
by Jean Fournell
Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:32 am
Forum: OLD IDEAS
Topic: Symbolism of 'Different Sides'
Replies: 39
Views: 27818

Re: Symbolism of 'Different Sides'

Sean, without having done more than briefly look into the internet in order to find out who Martin Buber was and about his distinction between "I/Thou" and "I/it", I can by no means pretend to have understood a lifetime of philosophical research and work. Please excuse my shortcomings in the followi...
by Jean Fournell
Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:31 am
Forum: OLD IDEAS
Topic: Symbolism of 'Different Sides'
Replies: 39
Views: 27818

Re: Symbolism of 'Different Sides'

Sean, in Zen, when we become aware that something occurs that needn't be talked to death, we lay our upright hands palm against palm, and press them together with our forearms in a straight horizontal line, and use this as a non-existing staff to lean on, and thus bow in the presence of that which o...
by Jean Fournell
Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: OLD IDEAS
Topic: Symbolism of 'Different Sides'
Replies: 39
Views: 27818

Re: Symbolism of 'Different Sides'

Wow! I've come here just in order to post this: ————— Retrospectively, I'm afraid not to have been all that clear about my dislike of the guru and my deep appreciation of the teacher: • A guru tells you where to go. • A teacher tells you that he himself happens to have two feet, but that he is in no...
by Jean Fournell
Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: OLD IDEAS
Topic: Symbolism of 'Different Sides'
Replies: 39
Views: 27818

Re: Symbolism of 'Different Sides'

Hello Sean! Your refreshingly youthful enthusiasm honours you, and it feels good to read you. But there are a few "but"s: First and foremost my own precious person: I'm a lazy old man, who actually doesn't have very much to say. This is my fifth post in this forum and in half a year (though the thir...

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