Tag Archives: Surrealism

Reflection for today…Intimate Conversation -Haruki Murakami

29 Jan

“We used to spend hours talking.

We never got tired of talking, never ran out of topics – novels, the world, scenery, language.

Our conversations were more open and intimate than any lovers’.” 
Haruki Murakami,    Sputnik Sweetheart

Hannibal I Let You Know Me

Dr. Hannibal Lecter’s relationship to FBI Profiler Will Graham is one of deep intimacy. It is a complicated relationship of intellectual equals and more. Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy played it beautifully. 

Hannibal It Was IntimateI really cannot recommend watching Hannibal enough. It is by far one of my most favourite television series ever. I really think Bryan Fuller, the gifted actors and his team have created a cinematic masterpiece made for television.

Hannibal is surreal and sophisticated with a dark romanticism. It is cerebral as it delves into the psyches of FBI profiler Will Graham and Dr.Hannibal Lecter. 

It will be a delight for anyone that enjoys psychology and Thomas Harris‘ books respectively.

Have you seen Hannibal?

What did you think?

Does it haunt you?

It haunts me in the most beautiful way…


For More Information…

Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami Cat


Thomas Harris


Hannibal Television Series



Mads Mikkelsen



Hugh Dancy

Hugh Dancy Serious



Hugh Dancy & Mads Mikkelsen Wish You Peace…



Reflection for today…The Surrealism of Life -David Lynch

25 May

I watched David Lynch‘s film Inland Empire.



{“As an actress starts to adopt the persona of her character in a film,

her world starts to become nightmarish and surreal.”

Tagline: A Story of a mystery…

A mystery inside worlds within worlds…

Unfolding around a woman…

A woman in love and in trouble.}


On the bonus features disc David revealed that he opens his film premieres with an improvisation of the Aitareya Upanishad.

“We are like the spider…

We weave our life and move along in it.

We are like the dreamer who dreams and then lives in the dream.

This is true for the entire universe…” 

David Lynch: The Awakened Dreamer

Dreamer Within A Dream…

Surrealist Spiritual Ascension…


Buddhism speaks about life being an illusion.

We are living in a dream within a dream.

The goal is to live our potential by awakening our Buddha nature.

Then we can live accordingly by developing our wisdom and compassion.


Please enjoy Karmacoma by Massive Attack.


This song has such a surreal vibe that reminds me of David Lynch’s art.

It has that Edgar Allen Poedream within a dream” quality.

{I love Massive Attack}.


For more information…

David Lynch…http://davidlynch.com/index/

Massive Attack…http://www.massiveattack.co.uk/


Have a surrealist day.

Peace & Namaste…

Reflection for today…A Desire To Be Understood -Doris Lessing

10 Apr

“Do you know what people really want?

Everyone, I mean. Everybody in the world is thinking: I wish there was just one other person I could really talk to, who could really understand me, who’d be kind to me. That’s what people really want, if they’re telling the truth.” 
— Doris Lessing (The Golden Notebook)

Salvador Dali was beyond eccentric to the point of being misunderstood by others…

Salvador Dali was a brilliant artist but sadly misunderstood as a person…


Have you been understood in your life or have you been dismissed and/or misunderstood?

I have rarely been understood in life.

I can say that the few times it has happened, it has been magical.


For more information…

Doris Lessing…http://www.dorislessing.org/

Salvador Dali…http://thedali.org/home.php


Peace & Namaste…

Reflection for today…Time is of The Essence -Buddha

27 Feb

“The trouble is,

you think you have time.”



Buddha’s reflection on time is that it is taken for granted.

Time is of the essence because death is approaching {memento mori}.

Being mindful gives us awareness of how we use our time. Hopefully our time is being used living our potential and awakening spiritually and otherwise.

The key is to live in the present moment {the now} and do your very best.


I wonder about Buddhist conceptions of time.

I found an intriguing excerpt on Buddhist notions of time from www.tricycle.com 

Daniel Goleman: “What is the Buddhist understanding of Time? How can we relate our sense of the process of time to our experience of the present moment?

His Holiness the Dalai Lama: In Buddhism, the concept of linear time, of time as a kind of container, is not accepted. Time itself, I think, is something quite weak. It depends on some physical basis, some specific thing. Apart from that thing it is difficult to pinpoint—to see time. Time is understood or conceived only in relation to a phenomenon or a process.

DG: Yet the passage of time seems very concrete—the past, the present, aging. The process of time seems very real.

HH: This business of time is a difficult subject. There are several different explanations and theories about time; there is no one explanation in Buddhism. I feel there is a difference between time and the phenomena on which time is projected. Time can be spoken of only in relation to phenomena susceptible to change, which because they are susceptible to change are transitory and impermanent. “Impermanent” means there is a process. If there is no process of change, then one cannot conceive of time in the first place.

The question is whether it is possible to imagine an independent time which is not related to any particulars, any object that goes through change. In relation to such an object, we can talk about the past of that thing, its present state, and its future; but without relation to such particulars, it is very difficult to conceive of an instant of time totally independent of a particular basis.”


This video clip is from The Tudors.

King Henry the eighth reflects on loss.

He asks his beloved friend Charles Brandon

What loss is to man most irrecoverable?

Charles answers virtue and then honour.

Henry says that by his actions man can redeem his virtue.

He may  also find the means to recover his honour as he recovers fortune that has been lost.

Henry answers…

Of all losses time is the most irrecuperable for it can never be redeemed.



I highly recommend watching The Tudors if you haven’t seen it yet…

Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ performance as Henry VIII is unforgettable to say the least.

Long live the king!


Have a surrealist day 😉

Peace & Namaste…

Reflection for today…Life is a Dream -Lewis Carroll

22 Feb

“Life, what is it but a dream?”
Lewis Carroll

DRINK THEM ALL by ~Moniquiu


Please enjoy Alice by the Syfy Channel

I loved it.

What do you think?


Episode #1.1 – Part 1:


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Peace & Namaste…

 Alice in Wonderland (slayermusings.wordpress.com)

Reflection for today…Live Out Loud -Émile Zola

3 Jan

“If you ask me what I came to do in this world,

I, an artist, will answer you:

I am here to live out loud.”

– Émile Zola

Reflection for today…A True Artist -Salvador Dali

25 May

“A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.”

Salvador Dalí