David Jones, artist and poet (1895-1974) begins his PREFACE TO THE ANATHEMATA :

'I have made a heap of all that I could find.' (1) So wrote Nennius, or whoever composed the introductory matter to Historia Brittonum. He speaks of an 'inward wound' which was caused by the fear that certain things dear to him 'should be like smoke dissipated'. Further, he says, 'not trusting my own learning, which is none at all, but partly from writings and monuments of the ancient inhabitants of Britain, partly from the annals of the Romans and the chronicles of the sacred fathers, Isidore, Hieronymous, Prosper, Eusebius and from the histories of the Scots and Saxons although our enemies . . . I have lispingly put together this . . . about past transactions, that [this material] might not be trodden under foot'. (2)

(1) The actual words are coacervavi omne quod inveni, and occur in Prologue 2 to the Historia.
(2) Quoted from the translation of Prologue 1. See The Works of Gildas and Nennius, J.A.Giles, London 1841.

20 December 2011

Dear Highly Recommended Website

Kim Jong-Il The Dear Leader is Dead.

Here's the NYTimes report:
Kim Jong-il, North Korean Dictator, Dies
New York Times
Published: December 19, 2011

SEOUL, South Korea — Kim Jong-il, the North Korean leader who realized his family’s dream of turning his starving, isolated country into a nuclear-weapons power even as it sank further into despotism, died on Saturday of a heart attack while traveling on his train, according to an announcement Monday by the country’s state-run media.

read full article here
The NYTimes article also pictures Kim Jung-Il as The Great Regarder, greatly regarded by his dear people.

Korean Central News Agency, via European Pressphoto Agency

In this regard, bLOGOS/HA HA is grateful to Mitch at Pharmaikon for alerting us to the following Dear Website (click here) :

the dear leader liked to look at things.
updated every other day
and sometimes
on the weekends too.

Here's their December 14 update:
looking at a persimmon tree

A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/

someone looks at something ...