What do Ithink is going on? I think Bush and Cheney and whoever else is actually running the show in the Bush “administration” want to kill two birds, and perhaps thousands or millions of Iranians, with one stone.
The birds? An American Presidential election and the military entrenchment of a permanent Corporate fossil fuel dictatorship in control of Middle East natural resources and American military might.
The stone? A war – or at the very least a war fever in the American Corporate Media – in Iran, just in time for the American elections this fall.
(Physicists are) looking through the wrong end of the telescope. Should be looking FROM the “Physical” phenomena back at the Observer who/which is PRIME.
We are preoccupied with looking at teeny stuff and enormous stuff instead of the stuff at the scale of our everyday life that “causes” all of the teeny and enormous stuff.
Reflecting today, I concur. The essential reality is our experience Right Here Right Now. The Very Big and Very Little are fascinating, as the mathematics unfolds as it must in all directions, but they are not the Show.
I found this video of Stephen Sondheim teaching and directing the duet My Friends from his Sweeney Todd to be quite interesting. This piece has long been my favorite in the show – it’s just amazing, and then, to top it off, Jonathan Tunick’s orchestration (listen to the cinematic clip below) is beautiful.
The dramatic subtleties, and the way they are made manifest in Sondheim’s music and lyric are something to behold.
Now watch and listen to Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter on the same tune in the recent movie musical. It’s really Sweeney’s moment here, and Depp gets what Sondheim was going for.