Monthly Archives: May 2006

Counting the Omer: Day 39

Text:_39 days_five weeks 4 days of the omer
netzach within yesod
creativity endurance inspiration
the foundation of righteousness
paradise is what we create_a tapestry of fine thread and delicate fiber_a garden of luscious fruit_libraries of ancient texts_and new ideas_stories told at the rim of campfires
mountain springs of crystal clean water
the dance of children_the rainbow of paint_on_cascades of the canvas
flute_piano_cello_ a harmony of collective vision imagery

Did the clown say to you yesterday that he loves the work of Frida….. well, don’t believe him… its me who used to have some of her paintings…. he stole them…. and now claims to people that he had gone through them…. I loved your posts._Posted by other-clowns on 05/23/2006 01:58:06 PM
Oh! My wretched ol’ alter ego, spreading all the wrong rumours about me…. trust me, Emma, I really used to have her paintings myself….. and had nothing to do this other clown._Posted by clown on 05/23/2006 02:01:41 PM
Hah! Don’t worry mate, she won’t believe you._Posted by other-clowns on 05/23/2006 02:04:07 PM


Counting the Omer: day 38

38 days of omer

Text_38 days of the omer
five weeks 3 days of the omer
beauty balance harmony
the foundation of righteousness
if i were a tree i would want to be an aspen connected deep within the ground to all the others _a community of breath and depth
beauty without foundation is vanity façade illusion fleeting disconnected unreal commodity
all that is real is what exists between us the distance we bridge to connect
the bridge_the wire_the strand_the beat_the hope _the wisper_the idea_the memory_touch_kiss_breath_depth_embrace
it’s a busy world we don’t seem to have time for each other_truth_what lies beneath the surface

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I found your blog today….. it’s strange considering the fact that you’ve been posting for a long time now…. it’s even stranger considering how religiously I follow the blog directory from time to time…. Anyways, loved your posts…. stepped back, went right to the beginning and started reading from the introduction…. kept reading until I reached here…. that’s when, I guess, I realized that I must put a comment ….. Once upon a time, I used to get my eyes drenched and my heart trenched in Frida’s work…. it was like a reincarnation to me….. will definitely return to this terrible white canvas of yours for YOUR future posts…. smile. _Posted by clown on 05/22/2006 02:51:19 AM

Counting the Omer: Day 37

Day 37

Day 37_limits boundaries discipline strength within foundation righteousness _gevurah shebe yesod
forgiven unforgiven forgiven unforgiven forgiven unforgiven forgiven
until justice runs down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream –MLK
is the lie more real than the truth?
the earth is moving beneath me _if i wish upon a cloud will the rains come?  _will the desert bloom?  _will the rivers run clean and free again?  _I am waiting for redemption, justice, thunderclouds_roots dig in for a long battle against the integrity of ordinary seeds

Counting the Omer: Day 36

36 Days of the Omer

Text: 36 days of the omer_five weeks and one day of the omer
loving kindness in yesod: the foundation of righteousness.

Counting the omer: day 35

35 days of the omer

text:_35 days of the omer_five weeks of the omer_malchut in hod
justice justice justice justice justice justice justice justice justice justice justice justice justice justice justice justice justice justice justice justice justice justice justice justice justice justice justice justice justice justice justice justice justice justice
i reject the rule of kings_the rigid hegemony of law and order _tradition _the way it has always been done
i wage the resistance to the rule of kings _i fight with heirloom seeds _paint brushes _shards of pottery _computer keys _crafted words _collaboration_collective acts of subversion _pots of soup _yeast flour and honey= rising bread

Counting the omer: days 33 and 34

Lag B’Omer
Day 33 of the omer is L’ag B’Omer.  It is the only day in the 49 days of the counting of the  omer when marriages are permitted, along with other celebrations and hair cuts.  Otherwise it is generally a time of mourning and reflection.  I won’t go into the entire folklore and mythology here, for those who want more information, I would suggest a simple on line search.
Picnics are also the custom during this day, as is matchmaking.  In the Kaballistic tradition it is hod in hod, or order in order.  I chose to focus on love and new beginnings, quoting from the book; Song of Songs, a beautiful biblical love song.  I find hod the pinnacle of patriarchy and rigidity so hod in hod offered me very little sustenance and I have had the other six days this week to look at what it can offer in combination with love, art, creativity, endurance, inspiration etc. and how it must be resisted when combined with law, monarchy, strength, discipline and righteousness.

Lag B’Omer
30 days of the omer
I am the rose of Sharon the lily of the valley  -song of songs 2:1
The mandrake fragrance emanates and at our gate are many pleasant fruits  which I have laid out for you.  –song of songs 7:13
I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine. –song of songs 2:16
Come my beloved let us go into the fields.  Let us lodge in the villages, let us get up early to the vineyards.  Let us see the vines flourish whether the tender grape appears and the pomegranate buds forth.  There I will give you my love.  –song of songs  7:11-7:12
34 days of the omer
yesod in hod

Text:_34 days of the omer_yesod in hod
foundation  righteousness
order theory splendor
justification of hegemony_the foundation of law and order_reason_power_the sword in the stone_the brick in the wall_the key in the lock_the boot in the neck_the kick in the ass_the illusion of justice_the acrid smell of burning flesh_the bullet in the barrel_the fist in the glove_the scraper in the sky_the blade in the quiver_the flag on the coffin_the sins of the father_the wealth of nations_the barb in the wire
the death machine_misogyny_dogma catechism doctrine_the law the law the law the law_an eye for an eye_the bomb_the bomb_the bomb_the bottom line_the profit margin_money talks_genetic modification_the green revolution_in god we trust_mushroom cloud

Counting the Omer: Day 31

Counting the omer:_Day 31_four weeks and three days of the omer

Text:_Day 31_tiferet in hod
beauty  balance  harmony _                    (oops)_     in_                                (oops)_order theory glory
(oops)                    (oops)
each drawing is a journey. hod is the discipline to begin, follow through, to finish._(oops)_tiferet is the road the path_                    (oops)_hod is the desire to be great_(oops)                                (oops)_tiferet is the willingness to look foolish_(oops)                            (oops)
the lessons_(oops)            (oops)_the surprises
the possibilities                (oops)_(oops)_the choices(oops)
(oops)_the discover
the hopes anticipation coincidence_the serendipity of error
(oops) (oops) (oops) (oops) (oops) (oops) (oops) (oops) (oops) (oops) (oops)