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.

15 January 2015

déjà vu :

A man of Middle Eastern Appearance walks into this Modern Western Office of bLOGOS/HA HA.

He says, I Am the Logos, the Word of God. 

He asks to speak to the Editor.

image courtesy Theatre of the Actors of Regard  
Next thing we know, He and our staff are splashed (like an Oil Painting) across the latest cover of 
God Speaks To Modern Man.

This, on the same day that Charlie Hebdo publishes again; one week after eleven of their company and two police (later, elsewhere, five others) were murdered in their Paris office by Islamic extremists.
Above, editorial staff of Charlie Hebdo work on the new issue in the offices of French newspaper Liberation (photo AFP/Bertrand Guay) and below, Charlie Hebdo staff at the launch of the new issue.
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