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Julio Cortazar. About the feeling that you are not quite here.


August 26, 1914 was born Julio Cortazar, Spanish novelist, short story writer, essayist and poet, who grew up in Argentina. Permanently residing in Paris.




  So I stay in many ways a child, but in me from the very beginning adult lives - in children it happens - but when such monsters grows, it continues to live baby, and nel mezzo del camin matures strange coexistence, albeit rarely peaceful - at least two visions of reality.

To this can be taken as a metaphor, but only if the temperament that will allow to deny the child's perception of the world to pay for the integrity of a mature man. However, such consistency, it's the poet creates, and sometimes - the offender and, of course, hronopa and humorist (all depends on the ratio of doses from a shift in emphasis, finally, on their own choice: I'm doing good running, no - take shape) and leads to the fact that you can not engage the whole of any one of the systems and situations woven a life where each of us is both a spider and midge.


Much of what is written by me, built under the sign of eccentricity, because I did not see the difference between the concepts of "life" and "write"; and if I still somehow manages to hide that I was not all entirely take part in the circumstances of their lives, such a pretense would be absurd that I write, because I'm writing it because of their lack of participation or involvement of only half. In short, I write from a sense of duality, uncertainty, and as soon as I write, hidden in the gap between child and adult, the appeal to others - look for it in yourself and enjoy the garden, where the trees mature - well, precious stones, or something! At the same time, and monsters alive and well.

Julio Cortazar. About the feeling that you are not quite here




  "In parallel with the work on the prose, I always wrote and write poems on the table for themselves. No, I am not ashamed that I was writing them, just think that poetry is something sacred, well, almost as an act of love, what others know about it. "

Cortazar - one of the largest contemporary novelists. And yet the poet - large, no one else like, with its special - touchingly gentle and courageous at the same time - voice, voice, something, perhaps, like the voice of his beloved pipe.



Say you have three minutes


I picked a flower to you even for a moment he found himself in his hand,
drank a bottle of "Beaujolais" to look into the well,

where clumsy dancing bear - the moon,
and now - back home
and in the golden twilight of release myself, like a jacket, leather
and know only too well how lonely I will
the midst of this - the most populous in the world - the city.
You will forgive me for this whining when you know:
it's cold, rain drops falling into a cup of coffee
moldy and damp on the legs spreading everywhere.

Forgive me, the more you know:
I think about you all the time,
I like a clockwork toy, like a fever, chills
or whacky that irons caught the dove
and feels the gentle fingers intertwined and feathers.

I believe that as you feel what I feel your presence,
you are frustrated, perhaps, the same flower that I
and now you're back home, yes, this is true, and we are no longer alone,
we have - a single feather, a single petal.




Love - shell remain in it
memories: images and sounds;
they are just more real - apart:
away from the sea - the sea noise heard.

Flower from the cold autumn days
wring the pain leaves the hands-
and comes to life in joy and agony
under the sun - every cell of his.

Beautiful statues - one,
always the same, and never discouraged
(whether you are proud, but she did not contradict).

stone and dreams created,
of - anything but authentic until now,
whiter than white lily - love.

Julio Cortazar


Story of Paolo and Francesca: A Love Story.

  Paolo Malatesta and Francesca da Rimini - tragic pair of lovers from the Italian city of Rimini - to force a romantic charm to its popularity among serious researchers among fans of legends and inspiration seekers, the number and diversity created by him for the glory of art, can probably to compete with the famous Shakespeare's tragic way of love - Romeo and Juliet in Verona.
  In 1200 two families, da Polenta of Ravenna and the Malatesta of Rimini, were the most influential in the political life of the region of Romagna.
In 1239, the ruler of Rimini was Malatesta of Verucchio (Malatesta da Verucchio), who had four children: Giovanni (Giovanni), nicknamed Dzhanchotto-lame as it was ugly and had defects at birth, Malatestino (Malatestino), Paolo Perfect (Paolo Il Bello) and Maddalena (Maddalena).

With small children aged Malatesta were politically educated and always accompanied his father on various negotiations. In particular, differed in this Dzhanchotto and Paolo. Both, in 1265, fought against Guido of Montefeltro (Guido da Montefeltro) and Travetsari (Traversari) with the support of da Polenta.
In 1275, having decided to celebrate the victory and secure the Union, heads of families agreed to intermarry firstborn Malatesta, Dzhanchotto was to lead to the altar Yes Polenta daughter, Francesca.
Intuitively parents Francesca knew that her daughter would never want to marry a cripple, and then it was decided to introduce a daughter misleading: young and beautiful Paolo had to marry Francesca by proxy from his elder brother, and inspire, that he is her real husband.


  Seeing out the window of a young and energetic young man, the girl was fascinated and immediately agreed to the marriage. The next morning, she realized that she was lying next to an unpleasant and ugly old man, it was Dzhanchotto.
It is also known that in 1269, Paolo was already married for the calculation of the last heir to the castle Dzhadzholo (Ghiaggiòlo) in forliyskih Appaninah Orabile Beatrice (Orabile Beatrice).

  Despite the disappointment and deceit, Francesca gave birth to a daughter Dzhanchotto, Concordia (Concordia), which, after the murder of his mother and father's second marriage, was sent to the monastery Santarcangelo di Romagna (Santarcangelo di Romagna).



  After some time in 1282, Paolo, thanks to his innate diplomacy, was appointed by Pope Martin IV governor of Florence and Dzhanchotto at this time was the mayor of the city of Pesaro. In 1283 Paolo returned to the novel.
And, settling near Gradara, became a frequent guest at the castle in Dzhanchotto, meeting also with his wife. During one of these meetings, the young were caught off guard Malatestino del Oko (Malatestino dell'Occhio), younger brother Paolo and Dzhanchotto.
He told his older brother about what he saw. Then Dzhanchotto pretended went to Pesaro. But suddenly returned to the castle, he found Francesca and Paolo together in a room.

Reading romance Lancelot and Guinevere, the young were filled with boundless passion and ... kissed. At this time in the room flew furious Dzhanchotto and drew his sword. Paolo tried to escape through the hatch, but caught on clothing, could not finish his escape.
At a time when Dzhanchotto decided to plunge his sword into his brother, stood between them and Francesca was murdered along with Paolo. So blinded by jealousy and rage, Dzhanchotto killed both.



  There is no confirming sources of events and the exact location of the incident, there were only legends and stories handed down from generation to generation. Numerous studies have been carried out in respect of this exciting story.
But many of the statements refer to the fact that the murder of silence could be in the interests of preserving the relationship between the ruling families or dictated by the political jealousy as Dzhanchotto felt a strong jealousy of his brother because of his brilliant career.

This love story has inspired many poets and artists of different times to create his masterpieces. The tragic love of Paolo and Francesca was sung by Dante Alighieri in the "Divine Comedy", Canto V, «Hell."


"Kohl, Madam, in your hands, I will die,

I am glad I do not want to have

More worthy of honor than to die,

Prone to you in a minute kiss. "

Pierre de Ronsard (Pierre de Ronsard, 1524-1585),

"The First Book of Love", 1552, translation by S. Shervinsky


"I was there, where the light is always nemotstvuet

And as if the howling depths of the sea,

When two vortices bears malice hostility.

Infernal wind, stay not knowing

Speeding shower hosts of the surrounding darkness

And torments them, twisting and torturing. "

Dante's "Divine Comedy." Translation Lozinskii


"... A little, we read about how he kisses of

Clung to smile dear mouth,

Someone with whom I ever shackled laceration,

Kissed her, trembling, my mouth.

And the book has become our Galeotom!

None of us did not read the sheet. "

Dante's "Divine Comedy." Translation ML Lozinski


  Dante Gabriel Rossetti
"... My love, we'll meet in hell

I formidable whirlwind swirl it with you!

So birds on hurricane disaster

Drawn and exhausted by the struggle,

There, where the spirit of flying paying bribes

Relentless wind-knutoboyu. "

Yu Lee Hamilton "Francesca da Rimini - Paolo Malatesta." Translation Yu Lukacs


Frank Frazetta Paintings
"So I came down, leaving the initial circle;

Down in the second; is less than that

But great torment in it heard the sad moan.


And I learned that this circle of torment

For those who are earthly flesh called,

Who betrayed the mind power lust. "

Dante's "Divine Comedy." Translation ML Lozinski


"Love, love Velja favorite

Me to him so powerfully attracted,

That the prisoner you see indestructible. "

Dante's "Divine Comedy." Translation ML Lozinski


"O sweet and blessed living,

You, who visited unspeakable darkness

Us, and put the blood earthly world;

Whenever we had another king of the universe,

We have prayed for you, he saved,

Sympathetic to the flour hidden. "

Dante's "Divine Comedy." Translation ML Lozinski


by oil paintinings for sale


Leory Neiman Rocky VS. Apollo

Rocky, for me, is different from the movie.
Because of the Rocky series, inspired me a lot.
Especially Rocky 6 classic lines:
"It is not how hard you hit, it's about how hard you can get hit.."
Life, in fact, always face some combat, whether external or internal ...

Ironically, the starting point is to better achievement in life,
But now it messed up his life ...

Self-doubt, disappointment families, others do not trust ...

Sometimes, there will be some doubt that he really can afford much?

I hope he can get better and better ... Come on!

If one day, the achievements of some of the things I have the ability to cover their own design house, in the house, I would hang this painting.

Rocky vs Apollo.jpg

This is Leroy Neiman painted, the third episode in the final scene of Rocky, Rocky VS Apollo classic picture.

Perhaps the line has spare capacity, coupled with this one it ~ ^ ^


Leroy Neiman Rocky Balboa