Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Day Four Weltanschauung

Original one of a kind art, created by Judith Parsons (Jp Parsons on facebook).

I have not read a book in a long time…That fact is astounding as I started reading a book every 2 or 3 days as a young woman, and thought I always would. 

Then fortune would have it I had a glorious meeting with a glorious young lady, who herself, reads a book every 2 or 3 days and she let me borrow her copy of: A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole.

There are lines in this book that illicit a burst of laughter:
“When Fortuna spins you downward, go out to a movie and get more out of life.”

“He has become your Svengali”

“You ain Scarla O’ Horror.”

Thats just a small sampling of his characters. He uses language I love! Words like: “Loquacious, nemesis, apocalypse, fecund and penury.”

I am googling the word: “weltanschauung” to see what that is…Think about that for a second. Normally- in the olden days- before puters and such—(grinning) I had to look it up in a dictionary that was 15 pounds of paper. Now—a simple search and instant knowledge!

According to a web site called: english. stackexchange.

Weltanschauung means:
"Primarily it means a way a person looks at the phenomenon of life as a whole. Some people (particularly those who have not lived very long) have not formed any broad (inclusive, even "sophisticated") view of life. Others consider a large number of factors before forming their overall view — maybe in their seventies — of the phenomenon of human existence. Typically a person's Weltanschauung (as an English word we drop the capital letter required of all German nouns) would include a person's philosophic, moral, and religious conclusions — including e.g. the duality of spirit and matter — and perhaps their conclusions about the origins of the universe and of the development of life. They would also have conclusions about the state, society, politics and economic activity. I suggest def. "A person's conclusions about existence (however tentative) at a particular time of life, after taking a good look at everything they have come across about”.

The graphic was created a few days ago, funny how it fits in with the way a person looks at the phenomenon of life. Steps up... we get to a plateau ..then steps down to learn some more..With swirling changing energy all around us.

I love the way thoughts swirl into me, graphics and images are so desperate to be drawn, to be born that I create 5 in a day. Life is good!!

Soaring beside you all. LIVE fully!! Please love with all of your being!! You never know when it will be taken from you. (group hug!!) Pulling you into my arms for a huge hug!!

Wow. A fabulous word! Love it!

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