Sunday, March 06, 2005

leonard cohen

Am finding poetry in motion and music. The latter isn't so much an accomplishment, but a joy nonetheless. The former may be a result of the latter but is more likely the result of a week-long depression I am crawling out of.

This line is good:

"You say I took the name in vain
I don't even know the name
But if I did, well really, what's it to you?
There's a blaze of light in every word,
It doesn't matter which you heard -
The holy or the broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

I did my best, it wasn't much
I couldn't feel, so I tried to touch
I've told the truth, I didn't come to fool you
And even though
It all went wrong
I'll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah"

What is an example of an action taken out of neither fear nor desire? I will vaguely imply that I will send you a box of pocky if you convince me.

I am now reading a heartbreaking work of staggering genius. It might be okay. I miss James Joyce dearly, though, and will probably delve deeply into at least 2 pages of Finnegans Wake before the month is out.

I have decided that my favorite word out of Joyce is, to date, "unbewised" as used in "in the buginning was the woid, in the muddle was the soundance, and thereinofter we are in the unbewised again, vund vulsy volsy." or something to that effect. Unbewitched, un-made-wise, a place to be returned to, Eden before the fall, union, unity. An end to match the beginning, a point of departure and point of return, the Ithaca of our human odyssey. The unbewised is where we all feel home.

So I sold all of my video games but tekken 4 and the first two metal gears cuz they are effectively worthless, and I bought Final Fantasy X2 - International + Last Mission. International = mostly english. X2 = Yuna's concert. Yuna's Concert = slick.

May buy a gamecube, they kinda cheap here (75ish). Then I can get mario cart and aya will be happy.

"I saw your flag on the victory arch,
But love is not a victory march -
It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah."
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