Thursday, October 30, 2008

Quotes and comments

Never give a party if you will be the most interesting person there.
-- Mickey Friedman

I'm wondering, why not? One might entertain a lot of people.
Besides, some couldn't stand the thought of not thinking themselves the most interesting person in the room.
I'm reminded of a guy I knew who I considered a bit of a showboat. This perception was confirmed when I was at a gallery opening. I was sitting alone in a room, when he came in, alone. I thought to myself: "What, Carl, without any audience? What's that?" And then I noticed that he was not actually enjoying the art on his own, he was just cleaning his nails.

Money frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.
-- Groucho Marx

Well said, G.

There art two cardinal sins from which all others spring: Impatience and Laziness.
-- Franz Kafka

I hope that's not true, for I have both in abundance.


Anonymous said...

Hi, I just viewed today's featured model and she looked miserable. Naturally she is beautiful, but Jon Barry's shots of her did her no justice. I like Jon's work, but I couldn't help think that this woman did not want to pose.

Cliff Prince said...

Hey Eolake!

Did you know that all the pictures on DOMAI are missing (to me, at least)?

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

F.I, I have not heard of this. Try another browser.

Anon, I don't see that. It's more of a fine art nude than usual.

Cliff Prince said...

Weirdness. Yeah, you're right, I should have tried a different browser before raising the alarm. DOMAI looks fine in Internet Explorer but looks "basic" in Firefox. By that word "basic" I mean, nearly all the formatting has been stripped from it, including all pictures. It reminds me of an old web page from about 1992. I don't know the explanation. (BTW, I'm talking about the "free" images on the front pages.) Certainly, I personally still can access anything I'd want by using IE instead of Firefox. But you might have other members, or other potential members, experiencing the same problem, so I'm sure it's something you'd want to consider. If you want more info, let me know.

Sorry to clutter this page with unrelated info. Todays' B&W model doesn't look too miserable to me -- just "louche" or "chic" with the pouty-distance-face.

Anonymous said...

At final identity: I have no problem at all with the DOMAI site, mostly using Opera or Firefox. It's a clean and straightforward site, without javascript, cookies, flash ... according to the principles of Nielssen to make it as simple as possible.

Must be in your Firefox settings. Any problem with other sites?

BTW, Eolake, I find again a lot of tantric spirit in the actual newsletter, touching me. A beautiful starter in the morning. Thanks.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Thank you very much.

I actually studied Jakob Nielsen when I designed the site, and I love simplicity. It's all run on tech which is ten years old at least!

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

I know very little indeed about Tantric things, but I believe that anything done with love for Everything is healing of the spirit.

Cliff Prince said...

All fixed. Dunno if you did it or I did it, but now my Firefox reads the front pages of DOMAI ordinarily again. (Not that anything at DOMAI is ordinary ... or is it ... ?)

Anonymous said...

At Eolake:

"I know very little indeed about Tantric things ..."

The words don't really matter ... sometimes it is helpful to have a good map to express yourself with words, but there are so infinite other possibilities: joyful making music or dancing, or feeling the resonance with a insightful aphorism or a poem or with a beautiful flower or with the rising sun, or expressing something authentically by painting or photographing, or making love with a beloved, or ... to create whatever, maybe also a website, with authentic love. Simply a big heartfelt YES to all what is. Very ordinary and simple, but impossible for the mind. And existence will respond ...

"... but I believe that anything done with love for Everything is healing of the spirit."

Yes, exactly. That's tantric spirit.

And everybody will resonate in his way, if more centered in just being/in the heart by joyful understanding, if too much centered in fear/mind by running away or becoming aggressive. Or paradoxically mixed.

A quote from Osho:
"Life is not a problem to be solved,
life is a mystery to be lived."

At final identity:

Maybe the computer had some latch-up, and you have resolved it, e.g. simply by restarting, or something like this?

And: Yes, DOMAI is in a way very ordinary - to be ordinary, rightly understood, is really the most extraordinary thing - everybody wants to be special ... but why?

Just look at the actual DOMAI newsletter: What could be more ordinary than to be naked as nature has created you, lying on the grass in a warm night, looking at the moon and the stars and an occasional meteor, sharing this with somebody, quietly talking sometimes, being silent again, enjoying the play of light and shadow on a beautiful body ... but exactly then the door of mysteries is opening.

It is open anyway, but you have to reduce yourself into your simple/ordinary being: Remove the obstacles, and love grows everywhere ...

In my understanding, "Simple Nudes" is a very well coined term for expressing tantric spirit.

But many people try and try again
to pull the flower for some better growing,
and will destroy it ...