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Happy Easter to you too.
If we call Thanksgiving Turkey Day, lets call Easter Ham Day!
As I was walking to mass this morning, there was a great sun pillar over the rising sun. Stunning
I get that effect photographing a Doberman against the snow. Turn off auto-sharpness in the camera, and put sharpness back with the photo editor, so you can control it, is my policy for contrasty solid against solid.As I understand it, they have a diffusing filter in the camera that prevents single-pixel hits, so that you don't get moire patterns with eg. chain link fences against the pixel array.The diffusing filter (``anti-aliasing filter'') softens sharp edges. So software then goes around and puts sharp edges back where it supposes they ought to be.The software in the camera screws up a little on contrasty solid boundaries, where the photo editor software at least can be controlled after the fact.End of Easter message.``Easter Airlines - the wings of rabbit.''
Happy Easter, Ann. May your day be filled with light and joy and hope.
Did you know that of the first five appearances of Jesus following his crucifixion and placement in Joseph's family tomb, Mary Magdalene was witness to four? She was first to see him. It seems He wanted his apostles to calm themselves and take stock of their situation before appearing to them. They thought Mary was a whacked emotional woman and didn't believe her.
So Mary Magdalene ran back until she came to Simon Peter and the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and said to them: They have taken our Lord from the tomb, and we do not know where they have put him. So Peter and the other disciple came out, and went to the tomb. The two ran together, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter and reached the tomb first, and bent down and looked in and saw the bands lying there, but he did not go inside. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and he went into the tomb; and he saw the bands lying there, and the napkin, which had been on his head lying not with the bands but away from them and folded. You see how he writes his Funeral Rites and the remains: with the assiduous gestures of a philologist, an archeologist, a mythologist bent on dispersing, destroying, crossing out whatever he finds or reconstitutes. The most critical operation. But his assiduousness is strange, as if distracted from itself. He always seems in fact to be assiduous about something else, detached from what he does. He tells you another history, you follow the narrative attentively; he shows you this or that with a finger, and yet he fucks you, his eyes elsewhere. He thus fully comes, as in his paradigm, and thinks there ``I recognize a recurrence of my childhood love of tunnels. I bugger the world.'' (Genet, Funeral Rites.) cited by Derrida, Glas, p107-108
If you don't mind, here is the actual text of John 20:1-18, free of obscenities, in William Tyndale's beautiful translation of 1534.Tyndale's text is the basis of virtually every subsequent English translation of the Bible through King James. It has an Anglo-Saxon directness and plainness that was partly lost in the more self-consciously grand style of the King James Bible. This is a modern spelling version, but otherwise the words are Tyndale's.Tyndale was burnt at the stake for his trouble in 1536, in part through the efforts of Thomas More.* * * *The morrow after the sabbath day, came Mary Magdalene early, when it yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and saw the stone taken away from the tomb. Then she ran, and came to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and said unto them: They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we cannot tell where they have laid him. Peter went forth and that other disciple, and came unto the sepulchre. The ran both together, and that other disciple did out-run Peter, and came first to the sepulchre. And he stooped down and saw the linen clothes lying, yet went he not in. Then came Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and saw the linen clothes lie, and the napkin that was about his head, not lying with the linen cloth, but wrapped together in a place by itself. Then went in also that other disciple which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw and believed. For as yet they knew not the scriptures, that he should rise again from death. And the disciples went away again unto their own home.Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping. And as she wept, she bowed herself into the sepulchre and saw two angels in white sitting, the one at the head and the other at the feet, where they had laid the body of Jesus. And they said unto her: woman why weepest thou? She said unto them: For they have taken away my lord, and I wot not where they have laid him When she had thus said, she turned herself back and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus. Jesus said unto her: woman why weepest thou? Whom seekest thou? She supposing that he had been the gardener, said unto him: Sir, if thou have borne him hence tell me where thou hast laid him, that I may fetch him. Jesus said unto her: Mary. She turned herself, and said unto him: Rabboni, which is to say master. Jesus said unto her, touch me not, for I am not yet ascended to my father. But go to my brethren and say unto them, I ascend unto my father and your father: to my God and your God. Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had spoken such things unto her.
Easter chickens with dog on down-stay.Shirted against licking stitches.
rhhardin said.. "that effect"Actually, that's not in the original. I introduced it in the editing. I liked the way it looked.
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