Revolució

Between Revolution and the «Symphonie Of Triumph: A New Life» lies «Closing Time», an era of unknown length. Here – I have tried to steam down this fragile uncertainty into digestible bites. Have a taste !


Yepp Manja – I’m somewhat back from Catalunya but still mentally in between the fronts: Tens of thousands of loyal royal minions occupying one side of the plaza whereas the independence campaigner stand tight abreast. And in the midst – unimpressed the omnipresent tourism … soon I toddel off to the graffitti quarters… (excuse me while I kiss the stars — )


December 2nd 1956 – The Granma Motoryacht reaches the shores of Cuba’s Oriente Province. Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and 80 other members of the Movimiento 26 de Julio disembark to initiate the Cuban Revolution thus being the beginning of the revolution against Dictator Fulgencio Batista.

«Closing Time»: Leonard Cohen live in Barcelona (1993)

Oh the women tear their blouses off the men they dance on the polka–dots
It’s CLOSING TIME
And it’s partner found, it’s partner lost
and it’s hell to pay when the fiddler stops
It’s CLOSING TIME
I swear it happened just like this:
a sigh, a cry, a hungry kiss
It’s CLOSING TIME
The Gates of Love they budged an inch
I can’t say much has happened since
But CLOSING TIME
I loved you when our love was blessed
I love you now there’s nothing left
But CLOSING TIME.

«Closing Time» by Charles Bukowski – first published posthumously in:
«Come On In!» – (pg. 268) – 2006 by Ecco and later in
«The Pleasures of the Damned» – (pg. 514) – in 2007 also by Ecco
(an Anthology consisting mostly of previously published poems).

(…)
I light the next to last
cigarette
remember all the 2 a.m.’s
of my past,
put out of the bars
at closing time,
put out on the streets
(I ragged Hand of
solitary lonely
humans
we were)
each walking home
alone.

this is much better: living
where I now
live
and listening to
the reassurance
the kindnessof this unexpected
SYMPHONIE OF TRIUMPH:
a new life.

Edward Hopper: «Nighthawks» (1942)
Find possible locations here.

Strange but interesting, that Hopper denied having by purpose infused symbols and paths of isolation and loneliness in this painting. All he acknowledged was: «Unconsciously, probably – I was painting the loneliness of a large city…». – So we can only assume that part of this painting was made by his subconscious thoughts – thus creating a brainstorm not just in his own cerebellar …

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