Zalnadar

This Zalnadar is still in pretty good shape.

“Words are symbols for shared memories. If I use a word, then you should have some experience of what the word stands for. If not, the word means nothing to you.”
― Jorge Luis Borges

 

Buttermarsball

“The poet resembles this prince of cloud and sky Who frequents the tempest and laughs at the bowman; When exiled on the earth, the butt of hoots and jeers, His giant wings prevent him from walking.”  Charles Baudelaire

I Have No Connection With Anything.

“He now tells me, on my
Pasi/Ferrari Fernando Pessoa and Aleister Crowley
Pessoa Plural: 1 (P./Spr. 2012) 300
return to Lisbon, that he has received a letter from you, and is going to write to you
a long one “on occult matters”. With this, of course, I have no connection, as I have
no connection with anything.”  -Fernando Pessoa

Pasi/Ferrari Fernando Pessoa and Aleister Crowley
Pessoa Plural: 1 (P./Spr. 2012) 299
APARTADO 147
LISBOA
6
th
.January, 1930.
Carissime Frater:
I thank you very much indeed for your letters of the 11th. and the 22nd.
December, particularly so for the second one, and especially for the written
addendum to it.
I have just returned to Lisbon, so my “return of post” is inevitably
somewhat late, though I am writing immediately.
I shall be in Lisbon, for all practical purposes, during the next three months.
Even when I am absent from here, it is only to stay in Evora, which is only four
hours away, by train: I can therefore always return to Lisbon at very short notice.
The point is that I have that notice in good advance,1 and, even then, that it do not
reach Lisbon just [page 2] when I have left, so I find it only on my return, which
may mean anything up to a fortnight, the purpose of an advance notice being thus
nullified.
If, however, any month of these first three of the year will serve your time
and intention, I should very much prefer to meet you here in March – at any time
within March. I shall not leave Lisbon at all in that month, and I have both the
present month and February taken up by matters, of no importance in themselves
– either absolutely, or relatively to the present one –, which deliver me over to an
extraneous attention which I should not like to be clogged2 with when listening to
you.
Apart from this, astrological reasons would counsel me to sug-[page 3]gest
March; and it is indeed the very lapsing of the direction, which makes3
January and
February impeding months, that will make March a propitious one, especially to
meet you, the underlying solar direction (pro. s [Sun] R [Sextile] G [Neptune])4
being remarkably attuned to the circumstance5
.
Furthermore, there is a vague possibility that I may have to go to England in
the end of February. If so, I would inform you in full advance and (unless there be
some reason I cannot foresee for the place of meeting to be Lisbon) you would be
spared the trouble of coming to Portugal.
By the middle of February I shall be able fully to inform you about all this6
.
[Page 4]
I shall, of course, tell no one at all about your visit. Was your warning
connected with the receipt by you of a booklet (in French) by Raul Leal? He is a
friend of mine (so to speak, for I am altogether apart from any sort of friendship
and from every sort of intimacy); I translated to him some pages, here and there, of
the first volume of your “Confessions”, and he asked me for the address of the
publisher, so as to send you his7 book to their postal care. He now tells me, on my
Pasi/Ferrari Fernando Pessoa and Aleister Crowley
Pessoa Plural: 1 (P./Spr. 2012) 300
return to Lisbon, that he has received a letter from you, and is going to write to you
a long one “on occult matters”. With this, of course, I have no connection, as I have
no connection with anything. Please do not take this as a reflection of any kind on
Leal, whom I [page 5] really like and whose splendidly8
intense metaphysical
ability I appreciate. This is a mere statement of fact and, so to speak, a non-juror’s
note.
I hope to send you in the course of the present month the rectified nativity
and the directions reckoned from it for the present time. When away from Lisbon I
had no ephemerides or data9
.
I am registering the letter only that I may be the surer that it will not be
likely to go astray.
Yours fraternally,
Fernando Pessoa

https://www.brown.edu/Departments/Portuguese_Brazilian_Studies/ejph/pessoaplural/Issue1/PDF/I1A08.pdf

Q;

Q. What if Trump has militarized space? What if Space Force, that he has spoken of twice now is real? NASA is part of the Department of Defense. What if NASA. along with all the other intelligence agencies that are now under the authority of the USMC are held libel for reporting false information to the American people? A military tribunal is a real thing.
Space Marines, has a nice ring to it.
PS There is an old law that that places the USMC directly under the command of the POTUS.

http://www.marines.mil/News/Messages/Messages-Display/Article/1447128/2018-usmc-space-operations-working-group/

Mars Is Cool

This would be a cool area for Curiosity to take a look at.

“A sensitive and honest-minded man, if he’s concerned about evil and injustice in the world, will naturally begin his campaign against them by eliminating them at their nearest source: his own person. This task will take his entire life.” 
― Fernando PessoaThe Book of Disquiet

Tea Time

New Opportunity photo.
Q. Hey NASA, how about sending the rover over to look at that?
A. “Wait, I do believe it’s time for tea.”
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palaganomars1
 “Why the hell are we conditioned into the smooth strawberry-and-cream Mother-Goose-world, Alice-in-Wonderland fable, only to be broken on the wheel as we grow older and become aware of ourselves as individuals with a dull responsibility in life?” 
― Sylvia PlathThe Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

Only way back is thru Sylvia, only way home is to walk that road to the end.

 

 

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