Ce soir seeing the Batman movie. Major media storms always have details in beginnings we never hear again.. The Hobos and JFK brains, girl in polka dot dress/boy in cardigan -RFK on the floor., man in front of the theater -witness saying he goes to the exit with his cell after ringing-where the portal opens moments later- and unsung El Diablo in black and red makes his entrance.
Mr. Gurdjieff says war and the madness is our less than stellar reaction to the on -going planetary friction-when planets like ours in 2012 get too close for comfort. In other spheres beings find ways to take it in stride-not in mass extermination of the Other. The planet’s going crazy with periodic purpose. Anyone can see it ends in the skies.
Mr. G. and Mr. Picasso survive and more in the hell of France WW11. Gurdieff has melons from South America for guests and devotees in the depths of winter. The Spaniard’s defiance is mana derived from loving artistic genius- feeding off the invading army and the locals serving it.
The Word’s getting out. Aztec ghosts, Paleolithic bands and writings on the walls say earth is swept away and only the forever’s in the present moment remain.
Got my new ArcaneWord business cards back today. The white threaded stock- with a muted pearl sheen and navy blue type reminds me of the colors of Dominican nun kit worn in the 60s -French women saving Africans.
The same colors and close resembling cloth is worn by a Mexican or other Spanish-looking elderly woman who hangs outside the Southwest departure terminal at LAX. I don’t recall hearing English. She can be speaking Gypsy for all I know-I don’t understand her words.She shoves a cup or coffee can with a band of writing wrapped around its middle at me which I never examine. Airports and cities mingling. Where are the airport open spaces-a secure micro system within?
Some say, ” You ‘re a road warrior.” In my mind I”m a surgeon and spy. Before Bond makes waves in popular culture I’m studying Russian ones. They’re everywhere-PTA Presidents, journalists-academics-actors- they impersonate up-standing Americans particularly well. Choosing the most influential demographic for spreading utopian visions-the early Russian Party incorporates a particular Italian actor’s advice about -catapulting the propaganda using the craft on the unsuspecting public and hiding in plain sight.
Castanada’s Don Juan understands.. Suited for an excursion to Mexico City everyone he encounters treats him as royalty. He doesn’t disappoint them. A Yaqui “gray man.”
Wine, book, power nap two now.
Thinking about those stores about artists Bill G.-an artist- told me about – crazy predicaments they got into. Pizarro and Degas- a good one- you end up wondering who gained the most out of the events. Scene: Paris. Spontaneous beatings of people thought to be Jews by small mobs are happening on the streets. The artist Degas participates in these beatings using his cane. Does he beat Pizarro? Or does Pizarro just witness or hear about Degas’s activities?
Having something in common with several recent heads of states sleeping in a different palace/tent/bunker each night and likewise having the means, the paranoid Pizarro lives in a different hotel each night. Since it’s Paris he never runs out of places to stay. His creativity flourishes, painting the views outside each new hotel room window creates a body of work gaining him honors and more means.
Images: Red Lincoln by Bill Georgenes- close on a recent sculpture-from a forth-coming book. arcaneword. Other image: Red Morning NYC from the window of a hotel on the upper East Side, NYC.
It was somewhere between 90 and 100 today. But there was no need to freak -easy for me to say I’m only here for a couple of days. But Chicago has a fair amount of natural vegetation-not manicured-just outside of downtown. It looks like Raleigh.
Still after a short trial and huge error I now no longer stay anywhere but downtown Chicago near the beach. I have a familial connection to the Public -formerly Ambassador East hotel. My dad was part of the Mad Man crowd-print than ground floor TV the Pump Room. When he was a kid growing up in Chicago he’d jump off the bus at the corner and run down Goethe St to the underpass smelling like piss-to the beach at Lake Michigan.
Some striking local women-lots of attention to detail, fun and sophisticated. Nice summer dresses. Chicago the last American City.
I visit upscale food retailers around the country. In the course of my design collaboration work on the check stand areas I photograph the stores while taking specs for new POP fixture designs. Six weeks ago I’m in this cathedral in NYC whose interior is done by Italians doing Grand Central Station.
While growing numbers of people are not especially enamored with the UN, you can’t say it lacks pictorial attraction.