Sunday, March 27, 2016

BEGIN AGAIN

Resurrection.

It's done as He said, 

Hear the heart beat again

Touch the wounds free from pain

See the love free from shame

Feel your soul free from blame



It is done as He said, 

This could never be the end

We die many times before our death

We could now as well begin again

There's no truth in your dark

It must be as light as the









Invitation to Inspiration <3

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

HUNTERS FOR LIFE

Here you go, a poem
something I have learnt
sometimes I do writing
mostly stories meant to burn.

They all begin the same
a hunter starts to hunt
a hunter with no name
another hunter with no life.

Without ever finishing their game anyway
nothing more lame than a half-done play.
Half-lovers, half-men, with their artificial eyes
it's so sad to watch them disappear in their own lies.

Feel the passion now
or these words are too rough?
Tell me something now,
was this good enough?
Was it good, was I cute, when was that, was it all right
was I gentle, was I tuned, not too soon, not too tight
did it hurt when you heard how you never had a heart
does it hurt not to have one and to hunt the hearts whole life


Blade Runner, 1982.

Maybe in those last moments he loved life more than he ever had before. Not just his life - anybody's life; my life. All he'd wanted were the same answers the rest of us want. Where did I come from? Where am I going? How long have I got? All I could do was sit there and watch him die.



Invitation to Inspiration

Saturday, March 19, 2016

DADDY, CATCH THE MOON, FOR ME

DOHVATI MI, TATA, MJESEC



Dohvati mi, tata, Mjesec
Da kraj mene malo sja!
Dohvati mi, tata, Mjesec
Da ga rukom taknem ja.

Mjesec mora gore sjati
Ne smije se on skidati.
On mora kod zvijezda biti
Put zvijezdama svijetliti

Da zvjezdice kući znaju
Kad se nebom naigraju.
I na zemlju mora sjati

Da zec vidi večerati
Da jež vidi putovati
Da miš vidi trčkarati
Da bi ptice mogle spati

I da tebi, moje dijete,
Mjesec lagan san isplete
Od srebrnih niti
Pa da snivaš i ti.

-Grigor Vitez





Daddy, catch the moon for me
So it can shine right next to me
Daddy catch the moon for me
So I can touch it with my hand freely.

The Moon must shine light up so high
And one must not take it away
It must stay with  the stars so bright
And spread its light on their way

So the stars can find their way back home
So they don’t stay there for too long

So  that the Earth can stay shiny too

So  the bunny can find its food
So the hedgehog can travel through
So the mice can see the road too
So the birds can sleep like you

And for you, my dear child,
The Moon will bring you from a far
One light dream made of silver threads

So you can sleep and dream as well.




Love, Invitation to Inspiration

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

BEHIND THE ''FREAK''



There was nothing shocking or revolutionary when Lana Del Rey released her single and the video for the song ''Freak''.  

The video is not a surprise as it follows the usual aesthetics of her other videos-another visual bliss with some dark undertones, just as the song itself. The elements of the song and the video recall the trippy hippie era of the 60’s , and the main charming character (Father John Misty) looking much alike Jim Morrison, adds more to that psychedelic vibe. It all ends with a beautiful sequence accompanied by classic masterpiece ''Clair de lune''.





Almost romantic until the comments on the youtube channel started associating it with a not so romantic story: it has a certain cult-note, as if the main character was some kind of a charismatic cult leader. More specifically, Jim Jones. What adds to this theory are specific symbolic rituals in the video such as Lana drinking red liquor.





''cult'', noun.

1. a system of religious veneration and devotion directed towards a particular figure or object.
2. a small religious group that is not part of a larger and more accepted religion and that has beliefs regarded by many people as extreme or dangerous
3. a situation in which people admire and care about something or someone very much or too much




The story about the infamous cult: 
(sourcehttp://www.biography.com/people/jim-jones-10367607#murder-and-mass-suicide-)




Jim Jones was best known as the cult leader of the Peoples Temple who led more than 900 followers in a mass suicide via cyanide-laced punch known as the Jonestown Massacre.

Jones began his own religious quest around the age of 10.
He was a strong student, especially in public speaking.
He started Indiana University, married Marceline after his first term, and the couple eventually adopted several children.

After years of struggling to find his way, Jones announced that he was entering the ministry in 1952. He got a job as a student pastor at the Somerset Methodist Church.
By the following year, Jones was making a reputation for himself in the state as a healer and evangelist. 
Jones formed the Wings of Deliverance church in 1955. The church soon became known as the Peoples Temple. 



By the early 1970s, Jones had expanded his recruitment efforts. He started preaching in San Francisco, opening up a branch of his church there.
With his trademark dark glasses, suits and slicked-back black hair, Jones was an impressive figure at the pulpit. His fiery rhetoric and remarkable "healings" continued to draw new members into the fold. Not only did they fall for his talk of a better life, many surrendered what they had to Jones. What they thought was for the common good actually ended up in Jones's pocket.


As part of his teachings, Jones discouraged sex and romantic relationships. He, on the other hand, had several adulterous relationships, including one with a church administrator, Carolyn Layton, with whom he had a son. 

In 1974, Jones bought land in Guyana to develop into a new home for himself and his followers. He had become increasingly paranoid and disturbed by this time and soon moved to the Peoples Temple compound there with about 1,000 people. 
The compound was known as Jonestown, and it wasn't any tropical paradise. Jones ran the site like a prison camp. His followers received little food and weren't allowed to leave. Armed guards stood at the compound's perimeter. Jones often preached over the loudspeaker system at Jonestown. 

Fearful of a plot against him, he started conducting suicide drills. His followers were woken up in the middle of the night. They would receive a cup with a red liquid that they were told contained poison, which they were ordered to drink. After 45 minutes or so, the members were told that they were not going to die, that they had just passed a loyalty test. In 1977, Jones threatened mass suicide to force the Guyanese government from taking action against him.


In 1978, Ryan toured Jonestown with a television crew in tow. He invited anyone who wanted to leave the compound to come with him, but his rescue operation did not go as planned. There they were attacked by Peoples Temple gunmen sent by Jones. By the time the shooting stopped, there were five people dead, including Congressman Ryan.
Meanwhile back at Jonestown, Jones launched what he called his "revolutionary suicide" campaign. Cyanide and Valium were mixed into a batch of powdered drink mix to make a toxic punch, and cups of this lethal beverage were distributed to the members. The first to die were the children and those who refused to drink were forced to by armed guards. In all, more than 900 people died at Jonestown—276 of them were children.
Jones, on the other hand, chose a different way out. Surrounded by his inner circle, he either shot himself or was shot in the head. He was later found on the floor of the Jonestown pavilion, the camp's main gathering area, with his wife Marceline, nurse Annie Moore, and other top group members.


The phases in the phenomena of cult:
-initial excitement, spiritual ‘’high’’
-collective and individual brainwashing
-disappearance of the self, delusion, mental instability




Cult leaders appear to be very intelligent, manipulative and charismatic, as they know how to attract their followers by seducing them from the highest form (emotional, intellectual) to the lowest form (sexual, extortion). They gain power and energy in such ways that the followers become not only empty, but addicted to the cult.




This also happens in many forms in various toxic relationships, as in certain subcultures. The video ''Freak'' portrays it perfectly, as we watch how Lana goes from paradise to hell and vice versa, only to find the ultimate peace in death. 




Just one dreamy video maybe, but the cults were a real thing, and still are today. Dangerous, enigmatic and interesting from the socio logic, psycho logic and mystical point of view. The cult must be a social circle closed to public, so that their members believe that they are special, the chosen ones. That makes the cults almost impossible to the disclose and research, which adds to their mystical incidence.

Lana Del Rey has shown her artistic interest in mystics more than once, and even if  her art should be interpreted in a completely different way, there is obviously something special to it when it affects so many people on many different levels. Maybe there's an idea for some new cult, right here. Or maybe better not.


Lana Del Rey: Trust no one/Paradise



Love, Invitation to Inspiration

Monday, March 14, 2016

BETRAY(AL) MY LOVE

The Godfather II, 1974.


“Et tu, Brute?” 
― William ShakespeareJulius Caesar



Betrayal is probably one of the most painful experiences a sane person could confront. It is a low and unexpected punch, yet cunning and intentional, which doesn't come from the enemy, but from the ones you loved. It breaks to the ground the beautiful strong tower you have built without ever leaving you the space or the strength to rebuilt anything like that again. It is the cruel death without the opportunity for a decent escort of the deceased one. It is the strange sadness which cannot have the comfort in love like some other sadness. You don’t have the right to say goodbye, you don’t have any love left to forgive, and you don’t have the reptilian coldness to understand any of it. The only way to survive the betrayal is to forgive your own heart and separate it from the aggressor’s act in every possible way. Never mistake your integrity and love for foolishness. Never become the monster you fought. Take care of yourself for the love of people who are still there. They don't deserve to be the indirect victims. In fact, their love should bring back your faith. Through understanding the nature of this pain, give yourself all the time of the world to forgive and to heal on your own and be truly thankful for who you are. Now you know you can even walk through hell without getting burned. 



“To me, the thing that is worse than death is betrayal. You see, I could conceive death, but I could not conceive betrayal.” 
― Malcolm X



Closer, 2004.


“Yet each man kills the thing he loves
By each let this be heard
Some do it with a bitter look
Some with a flattering word
The coward does it with a kiss
The brave man with a sword” 
― Oscar WildeThe Ballad Of Reading Gaol




The passion of the Christ, 2004.


“What irritated me most in that entire situation was the fact that I
wasn’t feeling humiliated, or annoyed, or even fooled. Betrayal was
what I felt, my heart broken not just by a guy I was in love with, but
also by, as I once believed, a true friend.” 
― Danka V.The Unchosen Life


''Everyone suffers at least one bad betrayal in their lifetime. It’s what unites us. The trick is not to let it destroy your trust in others when that happens. Don’t let them take that from you.''
― Sherrilyn KenyonInvincible




The Truman Show, 1998.


“Betrayal is common for men with no conscience.
If you're betrayed, release disappointment at once.
By that way, the bitterness has no time to take root.” 
― Toba BetaMy Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut






Invitation to Inspiration <3

Sunday, March 13, 2016

RICHARD LINKLATER, the name behind the coolest films



Richard Linklater isn't some new hip trend, or some recent Hollywood's toy. He is one of the most interesting directors of our times. His movies have won critics and larger audience without committing the rules of the mainstream success.
He's also a screenwriter and an actor, but mostly known for his humanist films which mainly revolve around personal relationships, suburban culture, and the effects of the passage of time.

Well, you have to keep your faith in the fact that there are a lot of intelligent people who are actively looking for something interesting, people who have been disappointed so many times.

Being influenced Martin ScorseseRobert Bresson, Yasujiro Ozu, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Josef Von Sternberg, and Carl Theodor Dreyer, he gained a cult following in the independent film world. 


I've always liked the minds of criminals, they seem similar to artists.

His second film, Dazed and Confused, based on his years at Huntsville High School and the people he encountered there, garnered critical praise while becoming a hit on VHS. This film was also responsible for the breakout of his fellow Texas native Matthew McConaughey.

I always sensed instinctively from the earliest age that I was being lied to.

In 1995, Linklater won the Silver Bear for Best Director for the film Before Sunrise at the 45th Berlin International Film Festival.


Before sunrise, 1995.

With the rotoscope films Waking Life, and A Scanner Darkly, and his comedies School of Rock and the remake of Bad News Bears, he gained wider recognition. 

In 2005, Linklater was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for his film Before Sunset.

Fast Food Nation (2006), an adaptation of the best selling book, examines the local and global influence of the United States fast food industry. The movie entered into the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.

In 2014 he released a film in the making for 12 years titled Boyhood, which received overwhelming critical acclaim. 

Hollywood has a way of sucking the world's talent to it.


School of rock, 2003.

Despite the popularity of many of his films and having directed multiple high-paying Hollywood productions, Linklater remains in Texas and refuses to live or work in Hollywood for any extended period of time. Linklater is known for using the same actors in many of his films including Ethan Hawke, Jack Black, Matthew McConaughey, Julie Delpy and Patricia Arquette.

But nothing is going to knock me off my game. Because I have some pretty low-budget films I want to do.

Has any of these movies already been on your list? What we love about his movies is that, although they're all unique in their appearance and style, they make you feel like you've just opened another pair of eyes. They get through your senses and stay there permanently. Once you've been hooked, you're hooked forever.

You see how life just accumulates. Our fundamental view of the world is measured by who we are today and who we've been, and that's not going anywhere. It's only expanding throughout our lives, it's always profound and inescapable how we perceive the world through that viewpoint.


Invitation to Inspiration 

Friday, March 11, 2016

THE DOORS

“There are things known 
and there are things unknown
and in between are the doors.” 
― Jim MorrisonLetters from Joe


City of Zagreb, Invitation to Inspiration





ITI <3


Thursday, March 10, 2016

Monday, March 7, 2016

5 INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN WHO ARE NO LONGER WITH US


A princess, an actress, a scientist, a musician and a painter. 5 inspirational badass women and their memorable quotes that make our hearts and wings grow.



 

Call me Diana, not Princess Diana.

I want my boys to have an understanding of people’s emotions, their insecurities, people’s distress, and their hopes and dreams.

I don't want expensive gifts; I don't want to be bought. I have everything I want. I just want someone to be there for me, to make me feel safe and secure.

 I think the biggest disease the world suffers from in this day and age is the disease of people feeling unloved. I know that I can give love for a minute, for half an hour, for a day, for a month, but I can give. I am very happy to do that, I want to do that.


I like to be a free spirit. Some don’t like that, but that’s the way I am.




 I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.

The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.

I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person.

I'm an introvert... I love being by myself, love being outdoors, love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees, flowers, the sky.

Taking care of children has nothing to do with politics. I think perhaps with time, instead of there being a politicization of humanitarian aid, there will be a humanization of politics.

There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don't need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain.

If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.




A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales.

One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.

I have frequently been questioned, especially by women, of how I could reconcile family life with a scientific career. Well, it has not been easy.
 
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.




  
 When I was studying... there weren't any black concert pianists. My choices were intuitive, and I had the technique to do it. People have heard my music and heard the classic in it, so I have become known as a black classical pianist.

There's no excuse for the young people not knowing who the heroes and heroines are or were.

Greed has driven the world crazy. And I think I'm lucky that I have a place over here that I can call home.

You've got to learn to leave the table when love's no longer being served.

Life is short. People are not easy to know. They're not easy to know, so if you don't tell them how you feel, you're not going to get anywhere, I feel.

 It was always Marx, Lenin, and revolution - real girl's talk.





Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing.

I paint flowers so they will not die.

They are so damn 'intellectual' and rotten that I can't stand them anymore....I [would] rather sit on the floor in the market of Toluca and sell tortillas, than have anything to do with those 'artistic' bitches of Paris.

The most important thing for everyone in Gringolandia is to have ambition and become 'somebody,' and frankly, I don't have the least ambition to become anybody.

They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn't. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.

You deserve the best, the very best, because you are one of the few people in this lousy world who are honest to themselves, and that is the only thing that really counts.



Ladies, happy Women's day.


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