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Scissor Dance: The Poet Lenin, Full of Snow

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The poet Lenin, full of snow or smeary stars, harangues the Soviet of Owls, while the abyss stares back.

He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.

Friedrich Nietszche, Beyond Good and Evil

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Museum of Joy: Sylvia danced with Scissors

plath4 collageCollage by Sylvia Plath

Random Photo: Found Loplop

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A photo a day keeps the Doctor in play. Even if it’s been weeks.

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Max Ernst, Une Semaine de Bonté*

* “A week of goodness”

Scissor Dance: What fresh Hell, at the Peace Hotel

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I originally posted this scissor dance, Peace Hotel*, back in December 2014. But, given the current and ongoing Trumpery, it seems fresh again.

*Peace, as in the INGSOC slogan, WAR IS PEACE. Got it?

Scissor Dance: Ask Not

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Ask not for whom the scissors dance, they dance for thee.

(The last bearded sea turtle traverses the Sea of Scissors.)

>Scissor DanceCollage cut and pasted the old fashioned way, with scissors, glue, and a stack of old magazines.

Scissor Dance: Monkey Camera

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>Scissor DanceCollage cut and pasted the old fashioned way, with scissors, glue, and a stack of old magazines.

Scissor Dance: Ain’t No Mountain

aint no mountainAin’t No Mountain High Enough, 2003

As sub-insignificant specks in a vast and indifferent Cosmos, can we afford a sense of proportion?

As artists and thinkers, maybe, maybe not. As living organisms subject to natural selection, a sense of proportion is not a survival trait.

On the other hand, if, as a species rather than as individuals, and if a species were collectively capable of a sense of proportion, it might be a good thing for human culture to acquire that sense. Stretch our collective giraffe neck in an act of Lamarckian cultural evolution, proportionately.

As a species, are we that fluid? Maybe not.

>Scissor DanceCollage cut and pasted the old fashioned way, with scissors, glue, and a stack of old magazines.