She Falls in Love Too Easily

Into my heart an air that kills

From yon far country blows:

What are those blue remembered hills,

What spires, what farms are those?

 


That is the land of lost content,

I see it shining plain,

The happy highways where I went

And cannot come again.

A. E. Housman (1859-1936)

 

Source: Strange Love of Martha Ivers 1946

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Map to Destination

“This is an island surrounded by water, big water, ocean water,…”

President Trump

 

“If anybody out there is listening to us, we are dying, and you are killing us with the inefficiency and the bureaucracy,……….”

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz

“Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help,……….. They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort,…….”

 

President Trump

 

No man is an Iland, intire of itselfe; every man

is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine;

if a Clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe

is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as

well as if a Manor of thy friends or of thine

owne were; any mans death diminishes me,

because I am involved in Mankinde;………

 

MEDITATION XVII

Devotions upon Emergent Occasions

1624

John Donne

Somewhere in The Middle of Something

I have stood still and stopped the sound of feet

When far away an interrupted cry

Came over houses from another street,

But not to call me back or say good-bye;

And further still at an unearthly height,

One luminary clock against the sky

 

Proclaimed the time was neither wrong nor right.

I have been one acquainted with the night.

Robert Frost  Acquainted with the Night

 

 

Alternative Realities: Mass Media Clues

 

 

Looking at Mass Media artifacts ( plays, book & movie titles, pop culture tag lines) through a Mandela Effect – Mandala Mirror, we find a list from an alternative history.

 

 

Titles

Harry Potter and The Philosopher Stoned ! – from the fantasy series by J.K.  Leary

For Whom The Bell Trolls  – historical novel about the Nordic Civil War by J. E. R. R. Hemingway

Prides & Prejudice – H. R. Haggard’s epic  verse novel about class structure and the British-Hungarian African Empire.  Haggard’s tragic hero, Lord Darcy Greystoke ( Tarzan of the Lions ), represents the African European identity at the crossroads of a new century.

Sons and Loafers  –  self help/autobiography by G. K. Chesterton about growing up in the family bakery business.

Oklahoma Crude !  – first Hollywood 3D Musical was directed by Carrie Fisher.  Fisher’s screenplay & triumphant adaptation of the beloved Broadway Musical by Lenny Bruce and Richard Rodgers started the new era of film musicals.

The Good, The Bad and The Bigly  – political thriller movie  directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Star Wars: The Last Deli –  the final  part of George Lucas’s Broadway musical trilogy about New York ‘s great Chefs.

The Maltese Trashcan ( The Age of Art Deco Noir 1920-1957 )  – art history text by Ivanka

Arsenic and Old Origami – Louis Armstrong’s ragtime operetta about the birth of the Civil Rights Movement & Trade Unions during the 1937 General Strikes led by the North Western Origami  Workers.

Hamlet, Prints of Cranes  –  Collodion Photography, Cyanotype Art & Poetry by Akira Kurosawa, translated from Japanese by William Shakespeare

 

 

Tag Lines, Phrases & Slogans

 

In Space no one can hear your WIFI Stream

Just Stew It

Frankly My Dear, I don’t give a Hydroelectric Dam

A Diamond is for Drilling

All the Chews that fit with Mint

The Seven Purple Sages of Man

Stray Palms and Carry On Ragtime

I’d walk a mile for a Caramel Malt Shake

Smelts in your mouth, not in your hands

Please Don’t Squeeze the Chairman

 

Words & Signs on Tenement Walls

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And the sign flashed out its warning

In the words that it was forming

And the sign said:

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“The words of the prophets are

Written on the subway walls-

And tenement halls,

And whispered in the sound of silence.”

– Paul Simon

“The Sound of Silence” 1964

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Then I grew angry and cursed, with the curse of silence, the river, and the lilies, and the wind, and the forest, and the heaven, and the thunder, and the sighs of the water-lilies. And they became accursed and were still. And the moon ceased to totter in its pathway up the heaven –and the thunder died away –and the lightning did not flash –and the clouds hung motionless –and the waters sunk to their level and remained –and the trees ceased to rock –and the water-lilies sighed no more –and the murmur was heard no longer from among them, nor any shadow of sound throughout the vast illimitable desert. And I looked upon the characters of the rock, and they were changed –and the characters were SILENCE.”

Silence – A Fable

(published 1838)

by Edgar Allan Poe