Friday, November 30, 2007


I went to see Balkan jazz orchestra Anistar play last night at Zebulon. It was out of this world...utterly mesmerizing. At one point there was an entranced woman levitating. I have a penchant for middle eastern music, not to mention anything reminiscent of gypsy lore.

Just finished reading The Secret History by Donna Tartt. Filled with references to Greek mythology and particularly Dionysus, I picked up Edith Hamilton's Mythology to refresh - after Aaron who circumscribed the same literary path 6 moths ago. (They are his books.) Associated with all things wild, untamed, drunken and ecstatic Dionysus was followed by a group of loopy broads called Maenads, denizens of the forest and known for their crazed and intoxicated dance rituals which often involved bloodletting, the mutilation and eating of animals, and orgies. Whoa.

To be free of self-consciousness; to lose all aspects of oneself completely (if only for moments) has its certain charms. The ancient Greeks thought that achieving this heightened trance state would connect them to the Gods - make them immortal.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

love the Sunrise in Turquoise....

Anonymous said...

you should listen to edip akbayram

Anonymous said...

If diamonds are a girl’s best friend then jewelry sabo schmuck
is her soul sister! Jewelry is such a powerful accessory thomas sabo charm
that many choose one fabulous piece and thomas sabo onlineshop
build an outfit around it. thomas sabo glaube liebe hoffnung
You can ruin a perfectly great outfit by wearing thomas sabo online shop deutschland
the wrong jewelry.Before we get into what and how to where jewelry thomas sabo armbänder
there are some no-nos that you should be aware of. schmuck thomas sabo
Relax – these are too tough to follow!Don’t overdo it with thomas sabo shop
jewelry. Keep it simple. Wear no more than one big piece schmuck thomas sabo ketten
such as earrings or necklace.Don’t wear an ankle bracelet thomas sabo ohrschmuck
or toe ring with a dressy outfit.

Anonymous said...

you should listen to edip akbayram

sbobet
sbo