Tuesday, October 22, 2013

My little apochrypha

I am something of a cultural hermaphrodite. Name any culture (though not all cultures)-- and I'm there.
 
In Denmark, I'm great Dane, ordering an "Ein hof" with the rest of them in the swell, woody  bar, where people stand up on wppden benches and salute each other.
 
In Germany, I'm "ein  prositing" with the rest of the lederhosen set, demanding fire.
 
In Greece, it's raising the philosophical question, 'To Ti?" as I shine flashlights in caves.
 
In Egypt, I am black, always have been black. It is black cuture, really, is it not.
 
I Crete, I wait for earthquakes, even now.
 
In Tel Aviv, I am Hebrew, pondering the mischief of chutzpah.  "I have killed my mother and my father. Pity me now. I am an orphan."
 
People say a split personality is the result of early childhood abuse. This is true with me, as I seem to have been abused by friggin' near everybody in the course of The Second World War, that great F-up, resolved only by nuking civilians.
Now we are still nuking civilians. I think I myself have been somehow  nuked.
 
Over this wr this way, one foot in the grave, I am wondering how, so far, I have outlived it all. Do the mad live forever?
 
The closest clue as to my condition comes from an obscure note in Carl Gustav Jung.
 
Dare I write it?
 
It is the image of God shitting on a  cathedral.
 
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9 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Yes, and I know what God does in the next instant of that scene.

ivan said...

Charles,

Heh.I am forever Jung.

Anonymous said...

WTF...I'm not a robot...in any case,it's all a matter of whether or not you're Jung...

ivan@creativewriting.ca said...

That verification procedure on this blog is drag.
Even Methuselah here sometimes has trouble getting in.
Hard to get on the mark with a clever thought if you have to suffer the technicalities.

--Ivan

Anonymous said...

not that I had any clever outbursts to put forth...haven't been here for a while...notice your quirky quarkarians appear to have taken flight...all part of climate change,no doubt...in any case,I prefer masters and johnson's work to Jung's...no ladders involved,either...exponential versus excremental...

Anonymous said...

not that I had any clever outbursts to put forth...haven't been here for a while...notice your quirky quarkarians appear to have taken flight...all part of climate change,no doubt...in any case,I prefer masters and johnson's work to Jung's...no ladders involved,either...exponential versus excremental...

ivan said...

er, Don't get me wrong.

I'm with Rabelais. I do give a crap.

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