The Lover Beyond Has A Birthday - 11/13/19

The Kübler-Ross model, or the five stages of grief, is the series of emotional stages that someone
experiences when faced with impending death or other extreme, awful fate. The five stages
are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. ---Wikipedia
[ Assumption Church: Peekskill, New York ]
The Kübler-Ross model.

'Age' is the acceptance of a term of years. ---Martha Graham
[ Vatican City: Rome, Italy ]
---Martha Graham quote.

If the infinity of the sea may call out thus, perhaps when a man is growing old, calls come to him, too,
from another infinity still darker and more deeply mysterious; and the more he is wearied
by life the dearer are those calls to him. ---Henryk Sienkiewicz
[ Iona Chapel: Inner Hebrides of Scotland ]
---Henryk Sienkiewicz quote.

It is hard to contend against one's heart's desire; for whatever it wishes to have
it buys at the cost of soul. ---Heraclitus
[ 1982 Rally Against Nuclear Weapons: New York City ]
---Heraclitus quote.

Seduction is always more singular and sublime than sex
and it commands the higher price. ---Jean Baudrillard
[ Chuang Yen Monastery: Kent, New York ]
---Jean Baudrillard quote.

Human freedom is the experience of losing oneself within the form of a
work of art in which we find deep understanding. ---Nicholas Croft
[ Chuang Yen Monastery: Kent, New York ]
---Nicholas Croft quote.

When it's over, I want to say all my life, I was a bride married to amazement.
I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms. ---Mary Oliver
[ The Western Wall: Jerusalem, Israel ]
...a bride married to amazement.

When the doors of perception to the deepest experience of listening to music
are opened, it is just like having sex with the angels. ---Nicholas Croft
[ The Sea of Galilee, Israel ] with the angels.

Death is not as terrible as you think. It comes to you as a healer. Sleep is nothing but a counterfeit death.
What happens in death we can picture in sleep. All our sufferings vanish in sleep. ---Paramahansa Yogananda
[ Kundalini Yoga East: New York City ]
All our sufferings vanish in sleep. ---Paramahansa Yogananda

A note written by first Velvet Underground Percussionist, Angus MacLise,
eleven days before he passed from this world.
A parting note written by Angus MacLise.

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