a collage of beautiful things that make me happy, they being poetry and the poets of the cinema, nature and self-realisation, erotic beauty, colour and form, mindfulness and metta. Intelligent adults only.
Il Vangelo secondo Matteo [1964 Pier Paolo Pasolini]
Whilst the afternoon was for ‘Ben Hur’ and Aryan-kitsch DeMille epics, late-night TV slots on Good Friday were reserved for Pasolini’s sweet and courageous vision of Matthew’s Gospel. The antithesis of dogma, so many key moments in the life of Christ are told to us by Pasolini in image alone. Imagine seeing such things on TV nowadays? The Neo-Liberal Police just wouldn’t allow it. (Greshang)
My friend Shadow almost lost amidst the flowers this morning, one of the most beautiful mornings I’ve ever experienced in Dublin. An abundance of flora, sparrows and butterflies. Right after I took the photo, the largest fox I’ve ever seen walked right into shot. (Greshang)
Crucifixion by Giotto. Today is Good Friday. Once a very quiet day with no shops and no traffic, it’s a very different story now, and many here in Little Paddy Land use the day as an excuse to drink themselves thick. Little Paddy Land has lost a lot of soul since Google and Facebook invaded.
The crucifixion is not dogma. It simply means that you have to die to everything you know in order to be reborn. Giotto is one of the very greatest painters. Lamenting angels on heavenly blue. (Greshang)