Friday, July 06, 2007

The Day Today 06/07/2007

Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling writes:

There is always someone worse off than you.

Ostracized by society, thousands of India's widows flock to the holy city of Vrindavan waiting to die. They are found on side streets, hunched over with walking canes, their heads shaved and their pain etched by hundreds of deep wrinkles in their faces.

Biswas speaks with a strong voice, but her spirit is broken. When her husband of 50 years died, she was instantly ostracized by all those she thought loved her, including her son.

"My son tells me: 'You have grown old. Now who is going to feed you? Go away,' " she says, her eyes filling with tears. "What do I do? My pain had no limit."

"Generally all widows are ostracized," she says. "An educated woman may have money and independence, but even that is snatched away when she becomes a widow. We live in a patriarchal society. Men say that culturally as a widow you cannot do anything: You cannot grow your hair, you should not look beautiful."

Sometimes a thread has a comment's section where you just can't add anything because it's already been said for you, as Paul has done in this thread against a thoroughly disturbing and unsavoury (to say the least) fellow called "Morgue", and Paul a filthy pinko commie no less! And , credit where credit is due some Muslims in Britain have taken out advertisments comdemning the recent terrorist attacks - still with unnecessary riders, but it's a good start.

If you want to find out if Truth is Beauty, and Beauty Truth, then this interview at Salon sure as hell won't enlighten you as the interviewer makes an arse of himself. Is cynicism a formal philosophic school?...[Bowman laughs. Scarry doesn't.]

Today's picture is a tornado and a rainbow, considering recent happenings down south.

And since Mr Jack is talking video's, here's one of my favourites. "Little Trouble Girl" by Sonic Youth. Jack's "Everlong", by way of the Foo Fighters is excellent because the video fits the lyrics. I can't relate to "Litlle Trouble Girl", never having been one, but for some reason i find the video quite comforting, which may have not been Sonic Youth's intention considering they more often than not thrive on dissonance.

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