Is it the End of Courtship? Or the End of Unequal, Unhealthy, Unfulfilling Relationships? | Left Standing Up. The bizarre plethora of articles that has been published lately regarding young, single “millennials” and our dating/sex lives is mind-boggling. The Atlantic (not surprisingly) tops it out I think with recent pieces such as “A Million First Dates,” “Forget Online Dating: Here’s Something That Might Really Hurt Monogamy,” and “The High Price of Being Single in America.” Bloomberg presented us with “‘Intellectual Meat Market’ Makes Washington Long Odds for Single Women.” The Wall Street Journal recently published “Hacking the Hyperlinked Heart.” And of course, The New York Times just released “The End of Courtship,” an obituary to traditional dating and a cry for help for millennials who just don’t know how to navigate this new, tricky, casual, and tech-infused world of dating. There has already been lots of criticism launched at The New York Times’ most recent attempts to use a few anecdotes as evidence of some sort of trend, and they’re spot on.
Why has dating changed? Messy? Like this: Zelda Fitzgerald. Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald (July 24, 1900 – March 10, 1948), born Zelda Sayre in Montgomery, Alabama, was an American novelist and the wife of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. She was an icon of the 1920s—dubbed by her husband "the first American Flapper. " After the success of his first novel, This Side of Paradise (1920), the Fitzgeralds became celebrities. From early adolescence Zelda was a formidable presence in Southern society, outshining all other belles as the star in ballet recitals and elite country club events. Shortly after finishing high school, she met F. Back in America, Scott went to Hollywood where he tried screenwriting and began a relationship with the movie columnist Sheilah Graham. Biography Zelda Sayre at about 16, in dance costume Born in Montgomery, Alabama, Zelda Sayre was the youngest of six children.
Why should all life be work, when we all can borrow. F. F. Zelda and Scott first met in July 1918. Marriage In early 1922, Zelda again became pregnant. R. Froggy Goes A-Courting, and A-Schooling, and A-Dining... So, you are a Napoleonic guard who loved to take countryside walks through the area of Estavayer-le-Lac in Fribourg Canton, Switzerland. You noticed that there are lots and lots of frogs around. You decide to catch them and ponder what to do with them. Something sparks your creative streak, and you decide to gut them, and fill them up with sand, allowing you to manipulate them like beanbags. Now what? Le Musée des grenouilles features the work of Francois Perrier, from 1848-1860. The museum has a number of collections, handed over by families from Estavayer and nearby Fribourg. They have weapons from the Middle Ages to the beginning of the 20th century. If you are traveling in Europe and are in the area, this is one of those unusual regional delights that you shouldn't miss...
Cundrie: Tough Love in the Myth World. Ok, final mutterings from Parzival this week - then i will leave it alone. Five years on a book does this to a man. I am really excited to issue the first illustration for the book - by the brilliant Cara Roxanne. Check out her music too at: These are some sections cut-and-pasted together, that have loose connections only - and i am aware they don't answer every question raised. So it's not always coherent, but there are other places to go for that kind of thing.
The writing is on the role of Cundrie - the Great Tusked Woman of the Woods - in the development of the Grail story. In short - she rides into Camelot, interrupts praise from Arthur himself, and tears into Parzival- accusing him of abandoning his grail quest. In short she shames him. THE ANIMAL FEMININE AT ITS CENTER Picture the scene – the end of the story. Sibyl Language: Dark Speech Nothing wakes us up like menace - menace refreshes. Let us consider for a minute. She brings tough stuff. English literature # Literatura inglesa. The literature in the XIX century is usually divided into two periods: Romanticism and the Victorian Time.
The Victorian Time takes place starts around 1832/1850 and ends in 1901 (with the death of Queen Victoria and the end of the Boer War). Relating to custom, the gentlemen were allowed to appear in public without wigs and ladies' dresses were allowed to outline the body. In architecture and furniture, there was simplicity of lines. The discover of the steam power. The opening of New Worlds (with expeditions like those of James Cook, who discovered Australia, Tasmania, the Sandwich Islands...). These expeditions were important for the metallurgical industry, due to the need of nautical gear. There was a clime of unrest and dissatisfaction due to: The French Revolution, which provoked confronted opinions against and for in England. But there were also improvements like: The Trade Unionism. In the Renaissance, England had received its literary influence from Italy. Author and title: 1. The Sources and Analogues of 'A Midsummer-Night's Dream'/The Fairy Plot. Siècles charmants de féerie, Vous avez pour moi mille attraits, Que de fois dans le rêverie, Mon cœur vous donne de regrets.
Tout ne fut alors que mensonge aimable; Tout n'est plus que réalité; Rien n'est si jolie que la fable, Si triste que la verité! In The Midsummer-Night's Dream, Shakespeare presents a conception of fairy-land as original as that which owes its propagation to Perrault and the other French collectors of fairy-tales; its merits as a popular delineation of the fairy-world are proved by the fact that it has obtained the sanction and approval of tradition, passing almost at once into an accepted literary convention; so that even to-day it is not easy to shake off the inherited impression that the fairies are only what Shakespeare shows them to be.
As before, it will be convenient to deal first with the names of his characters. Titania. We may note here the euphemistic tendency to call powerful spirits by propitiatory names. First of all, let us consider the word fairy. Orpheus. OrpheusFrom: Orpheus (Greek: Ορφεύς; pronounced (OHR-fee-uhs) or (OHR'-fews) in English) is a figure from Greek mythology, king of the Thracian tribe Cicones, called by Pindar "the father of songs". Curiously his name does not occur in Homer or Hesiod, which is possibly due to political influence after the musician's death, but he was known by the time of Ibycus (c.530 BC) and he is mentioned by Plato. The Orphic Teaching spoke of the Immortality of Soul, liberation of consciousness through the Arts, karma and reincarnation, a belief in a One True God, and the power to be found in possessing this moment. The Orphic Mysteries and the related Oracle Worship are beyond recorded history.
It is known for certain that the cult of Orpheus was well established across Ancient Greece by the time of Pythagoras, and that the Pythagoreans were often members of this secretive teaching. Early life Death of Eurydice Death Orphic poems and rites W.K.C. Orpheus. Roman mosaic depicting Orpheus, wearing a Phrygian cap and surrounded by the beasts charmed by the music of his lyre. Orpheus (/ˈɔrfiːəs/ or /ˈɔrfjuːs/; Ancient Greek: Ὀρφεύς) was a legendary musician, poet, and prophet in ancient Greek religion and myth. The major stories about him are centered on his ability to charm all living things and even stones with his music, his attempt to retrieve his wife, Eurydice, from the underworld, and his death at the hands of those who could not hear his divine music.
As an archetype of the inspired singer, Orpheus is one of the most significant figures in the reception of classical mythology in Western culture, portrayed or alluded to in countless forms of art and popular culture including poetry, opera, and painting. Background The earliest literary reference to Orpheus is a two-word fragment of the sixth-century BC lyric poet Ibycus: onomaklyton Orphēn ("Orpheus famous-of-name"). Mythology Early life Travelling as an Argonaut Deities of the Religio Romana.
Sibyl. The Sibyls were oracular women believed to possess prophetic powers in ancient Greece, The earliest Sibyls, ‘who admittedly are known only through legend,’ prophesied at certain holy sites, under the divine influence of a deity, originally—at Delphi and Pessinos—one of the chthonic deities. Later in antiquity, a number of sibyls are attested in various writers, in Greece and Italy, but also in the Levant and Asia Minor. The English word Sibyl (/ˈsɪbəl/ or /ˈsɪbɪl/) comes — via the Old French Sibile and the Latin Sibylla — from the ancient Greek σίβυλλα (sibulla, plural σίβυλλαι sibullai), Varro derived the name from theobule ("divine counsel"), but modern philologists mostly propose an Old Italic or alternatively a Semitic etymology. History The first known Greek writer to mention a sibyl is Heraclitus, in the 5th century BC: Number of Sibyls Persian Sibyl "brought up in Palestine named Sabbe, whose father was Berosus and her mother Erymanthe.
Libyan Sibyl Mythos37. DELPHI, The centre of the world When one views the dramatic site of Delphi, it is understandable that the god Apollo would choose it for his principal sanctuary. It is nestled on the south slopes of Mount Parnassos, under the twin cliffs, the Phaedriadhes, which glow red when they catch the setting sun. Delphi was considered the centre of the world and the myth recounts that Zeus, curious about the exact location of the earth's centre, released two eagles from Mount Olympus which flew in opposite directions and met at Delphi. He marked the spot with the omphalos ("navel") stone which his mother Rhea had wrapped in swaddling clothes to take his place and fool his father Kronos. The god Apollo was born on the island of Delos from which he set out to make his way in the world. The sanctuary of Pythian Apollo was the most famous oracle in the ancient world. The Pythia was chosen from the priestesses of Apollo over fifty and had to agree to a life of seclusion.
Hazel. In Worship of Trees Written and Compiled by George Knowles Myths, Lore and the Celtic Tree Calendar / Birch / Rowan / Ash / Alder / Willow / Hawthorn / Oak / Holly / Hazel / Vine / Ivy / Reed / Elder The Hazel Tree The Hazel tree (Corylus avellana) is member of the birch family (Betulaceae), and is one of the sacred trees of Wicca/Witchcraft. Common throughout Britain and Europe, Hazel trees can also be found in America, North Africa, Turkey and in Central and Northern Asia.
The wood of the Hazel tree is a whitish red and has a close and even grain. The bark of the Hazel tree is light brown in colour and smooth, except for speckles of spongy light brown lenticels that allow the tree to breathe. The flowers of the Hazel appear in January, or sometimes even as early as October given the right climatic conditions, though more frequently they won’t open until March. The fruit of the Hazel tree has a peculiarity in its growth that is worthy of note.
Mythology and folklore: Apple - Hazel - Oak.