Monday, March 10, 2008

Wings of love

Once I heard a remarkable Moroccan woman say:

Imagine love to be a bird, and man and woman being its wings.

Only when both wings will move in harmony the bird can fly.


  1. Did you know that Pharaoh Smenkhare was of particular significance to the history of Ireland.
    He was the father of the princess historically known as Scota, from whom the original Scots-Gaels were descended.
    Her husband was Niul, the Governor of Capacyront, by the Red Sea. He was, by birth, a Black Sea prince of Scythia (Scota), and according to the 17th century "History of Ireland", "Niul and Smenkhare entered into an alliance of friendship with one another.
    The Gaelic text further states that Gaedheal (Gael), the son of Niul and Princess Scota, was born in Egypt "at the time when Moses began to act as leader of the Children of Israel"

    There is a terrific harmony in the world, if we can find it.

    And the world is small, isn't it.

  2. It is, Anon, it is. In so far 'global village' is a reasonable term.

    And you are right when stating 'There is a terrific harmony in the world, if we can find it.'

    Like the sentence.

    That a Pharao is said to have been of significance, once I read, but all names and details had disappeared to the realm of oblivion. :)
    Thanks for inspiring me to re-read this and that.
    Any titles you'd be able to wholeheartedly recommend?

  3. Lovely thought. The ideal for sure.

  4. You're curious, that's good.

    Don't you think it's curious that so many folk-tales around the globe, although relating to specific themes, all also relate to something lost, something important.
    Sometimes that something is found in time.(In time for what doesn't matter). Sometimes the something is found, but it's too late.
    And the time duration of it's lost is always great.

    Some time ago you wrote "Chapeou"(SP?) on James' freehold. The blog by the Russian gentleman to the affect that Russians were different. I assumed "Chapeou(SP?) was in response to my answer to the blog. I assumed you had knowledge of that to which I was referring, in a deliberately oblique manner :)

    I was not aware of the story of the children, and the swans, and I searched, as you would know from your cookies. Google failed.
    Thank you for the explanation.

    But don't you think that story fits in with the theme I mentioned above? The Irish do have their own unique way of story-telling, something so frequently so sad.

    It's almost like a global species awareness, don't you think? :)

    Something that "global village" comes nowhere near describing. (And that's not to be-little your words, it's to explain the magnitude of something.)

  5. jmb,
    it is, indeed.
    The woman telling this metapher, by the way, was/is caring for young women who either fled their villages/homes or were disowned by their families/communities, as they refuse(d) to obey to archaic respectively macho-rules, to accept their 'fate'.
    Living together in a house in Tanger they get - often for the first time in their lives - basic education, learn writing, reading etc., but also cooking, sewing etc.
    Deeply moving life-'stories'.

    I think one could name the bird 'Life', too. - Yes, jmb, it's an ideal, but what a wonderful ideal. :)

  6. Anon,
    yes, it's amazing how many patterns are resembling one another.
    As for the lost 'something': It seems most humans feel the need of a certain mysticism, need to 'create' gods.
    And the Irish are, fore sure, no exception.
    Well, it's obviously easier than trying to improve one's own go(o)dness. :)

    I found and re-read the very comment you mentioned. And I did not change my mind: Chapeau! :)

  7. Sean.
    Thank you for following that lead.

    However, you asked for titles to read.
    In all honesty, where I'm trying to lead you is so multi-disciplined that I can't, at this stage, say anything that would not bore the ass of you, without further curiosity on your part.
    That's what I'm trying to create, curiosity.
    In reference to your request for more material, my reference to my previous post was answering your quest for more information, - I was telling you where to begin looking, not seeking a further "Chapeau", but thanks any way.

    Things may seem disjointed at first, but they do fit.

    I agree on mysticism, but also prefer to say that since we can't define the lost "something" we have to construct a "mind construct", and that is what leads to so much crap in the world, - differing "mind constructs", with everyones tribal mind construct being the best.

    On the other hand.....

    Any time you want to stop, just say so :)))

  8. Oh. well
    I guess you don't want to learn.

    Confucius said
    "The man with the wine glass full of water has no room for the wine"

    The American would say -
    "You're full of BS"

    Anon would say -
    "Shame about the lost opportunity".

    C-YA !

  9. Anon,
    had there not been your latest 'comment', mine would have been completely different.
    As you might have seen, I had other things to do.

    And now lets speak 'tacheles':
    1. I'd be a funny agnostic, would I follow any other 'leader'. - In other words: In case you thought you could 'lead' me, forget it.
    2. Curiosity: when there is noone causing curiosity, there won't be anybody being curious.
    3. Those who drink water instead of wine, won't get drunk.
    [Writing this while enjoying a glass of Teroldego. :) ]

    So, come to your mission.
    As you seem to have forgot my email-adress:

    The Peace of the Night.