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quarta-feira, 31 de outubro de 2012

Olhar Crítico-Observador de um Escritor/Artista

Illustration for the Blog: Blogui - Lapsos Literários


"The Power To Release Or Withhold The Wisdom Of The Great Mysteries" - Paulo Zerbato/12


Olhar Crítico-Observador de um Escritor/Artista



E pensar que um simples desenho, uma simples pintura poderia significar muito para uma pessoa e pouco para outra.
É aí que se encaixa o olhar de um escritor/artista. E é nesse olhar crítico-observador que podemos dizer que essas obras, esses desenhos são obras de pessoas que decidem por algum motivo se aproximarem da arte, que querem se expressar através dela, e o mais importante, mostrar isso ao mundo.

Isso pode ocorrer através de blogs, textos, desenhos, escritas, e até pensamentos não obscuros.

Mas o que pensa essa pessoa? Sua ideia é 'compatível' a todos, tanto nos caminha filosóficos, quanto nos estruturais, exatos, para pessoas "expressadoras" de sua arte.

Á partir desse olhar crítico-observador podemos dizer que um simples desenho, uma simples memória, um desejo, uma fala, tudo isso pode se tornar apenas terapia, aos olhos de quem vê e de quem pensa. Mas pode também não ser apenas isso, uma terapia, e sim uma fala, um dizer que forma essa expressão tão ressaltada que é a expressão artística, tanto nos momentos escritores, quanto nos momentos de desenhista ou pintor.


"A arte é a mentira que nos permite conhecer a verdade." (Pablo Picasso)


 Depois dessa frase é possível pensar, observar e criticar, o modo como foi pensada, escrita e própriamente criticada. Que diz que a arte é uma mentira que nos possibilita a visão da verdade, que nos abre caminhos, passagens, 'portas'.


"A arte é a assinatura da civilização." (Beverly Sills) 


 Essa segunda frase, o que nos transmite? Que a arte é a assinatura, ou melhor a reprodução da civilização, a expressão própriamente dita e comprovada aos olhares alheios.


E para terminar, que tal relacionar tudo isso á filosofia, para abranger mais olhares e opiniões. Com a seguinte frase:


"Filosofia se faz debatendo"


É o que muitas vezes fazemos aqui no Bloguii, debatemos e exploamos esse mundo a fora, trazendo conhecimento e informação aos leitores, mas não só isso, e também, as críticas envolvidas na sociedade artística, ou seja, que vive de arte, de escrita, de movimento, de olhar.




Obs: Espero que gostem dessa obra de Paulo Sérgio Zerbato do blog encontrado aqui.

Deliciem-se com essa critica-observadora!!!



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Favorite Symbol

Illustration for the Website: Personality Cafe


"Peace Of Mind" - Paulo Zerbato/11



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I picked that photo because you said you liked blood red, combined with the description of your favorite symbol. But that's not actually how I think of you.



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segunda-feira, 29 de outubro de 2012

Sanity Related To Transcending Confusion: Bringing It Back To Life's Simple Evolutionary Tools

Illustration for the Website: Yoganonymous


"Peace Of Mind" - Paulo Zerbato/2011


In our current age, technology and the massive size of civilization itself have made complexity into a normal and constant experience within our everyday lives.
By Johnathan Raiss


With millions of humans being packed together in tight spaced mega structures known as cities, which require all goods (for the most part) to be mailed in over vast distances for citizens’ survival, along with huge fossil and radiation fueled energy systems required for transport, temperature control, and communication, along with an endless myriad of other factors required to exist in tandem with the prior, it is the simple truth to state that life has become inconceivably complex, and this trend is certainly not on a downward slope.

It is considered normal behavior to focus on multiple completely unrelated and extraneous subjects and phenomena all at once, even if one’s activity is geared toward relaxation. We have become numbed and used to the bombardment of information that hits us everyday through cell phones, television, the internet, etc., and for what is the use and benefit of this consistent attack on ourselves by ourselves?

Purpose in life, for many is the driving factor and/or inspiration for their continued effort at existence in this wild world. A purpose could be a reason to live for, whether it be religious-serving god or whoever, ethical-serving and helping others, environmental- preserving and appreciating the planet, or hedonistic-pursuing pleasure and experience for the sake of itself. All of us, even at our most suicidal moments have some purpose driving us, which whether we know it or not, is concurrent upon our understanding of reality.

Our understanding of reality may be that life is either carefree or harsh, full of love or dependent upon strife, equalizing or extreme, melancholic or exuberant to name a few. These may be over simplifications, but I have found personally that the process of description and analysis becomes a trap most of the time, rather than a tool. Yoga can be method of superseding the traps of the mind, and finding a calm source of clarity in the midst of the storm.


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domingo, 28 de outubro de 2012

Epitáfio Para O Séc. XX

"Crush The Infinity Of My Despair" - Paulo Zerbato/12


Epitáfio Para O Séc. XX
(Publicado em 1997)

1. Aqui jaz um século
onde houve duas ou três guerras
mundiais e milhares
de outras pequenas
e igualmente bestiais.

2. Aqui jaz um século
onde se acreditou
que estar à esquerda
ou à direita
eram questões centrais.

3. Aqui jaz um século
que quase se esvaiu
na nuvem atômica.
Salvaram-no o acaso
e os pacifistas
com sua homeopática
atitude
— nux-vômica.

4. Aqui jaz o século
que um muro dividiu.
Um século de concreto
armado, canceroso,
drogado, empestado,
que enfim sobreviveu
às bactérias que pariu.

5. Aqui jaz um século
que se abismou
com as estrelas
nas telas
e que o suicídio
de supernovas
contemplou.
Um século filmado
que o vento levou.

6.Aqui jaz um século
semiótico e despótico,
que se pensou dialético
e foi patético e aidético.
um século que decretou
a morte de Deus,
a morte da história,
a morte do homem,
em que se pisou na Lua
e se morreu de fome.

7.Aqui jaz um século
que opondo classe a classe
quase se desclassificou.
Século cheio de anátemas
e antenas, sibérias e gestapos
e ideológicas safenas;
século tecnicolor
que tudo transplantou
e o branco, do negro,
a custo aproximou.

8. Aqui jaz um século
que se deitou no divã.
Século narciso & esquizo,
que não pôde computar
seus neologismos.
Século vanguardista,
marxista, guerrilheiro,
terrorista, freudiano,
proustiano, joyciano,
borges-kafkiano.
Século de utopias e hippies
que caberiam num chip.

9. Aqui jaz um século
que se chamou moderno
e olhando presunçoso
o passsado e o futuro
julgou-se eterno;
século que de si
fez tanto alarde
e, no entanto,
— já vai tarde.

10.Foi duro atravessá-lo.
Muitas vezes morri, outras
quis regressar ao 18
ou 16, pular ao 21,
sair daqui
para o lugar nenhum.

11.Tende piedade de nós, ó vós
que em outros tempos nos julgais
da confortável galáxia
em que irônico estais.
Tende piedade de nós
-modernos medievais-
tende piedade como Villon
e Brecht por minha voz
de novo imploram. Piedade
dos que viveram neste século
— per seculae seculorum.




sexta-feira, 26 de outubro de 2012

Not Too Late To Be Who You Might Become

Illustration used on the cover of Blog: Asinha 15 Iskl
(Malaysia)


"Moorings Of Reality" - Paulo Zerbato/2012


Not Too Late To Be Who You Might Become
By Anamika sinha




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sábado, 20 de outubro de 2012

Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Discovery of the double helical structure of DNA by James Watson and Francis Crick in Cambridge, England, in February 1953



"Tribal Flower" - Paulo Zerbato/2012

Illustration to promote a Scientific Conference on DNA and Body Development in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.



From Base Pair to Body Plan
Celebrating 60 years of DNA

February 27 - March 3, 2013
Abstract Deadline: December 14, 2012

Organizers:
Alex Gann, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Robert Martienssen, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory/HHMI

Announcing a special Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory meeting in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the discovery of the double helical structure of DNA by James Watson and Francis Crick in Cambridge, England, in February 1953. The meeting begins on the evening of Thursday February 28 2013, and ends with departures on Sunday March 3. Social events throughout the meeting provide ample opportunity for informal interactions.

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A limited number of abstracts will be accepted for poster presentations at this historic meeting. Abstracts MUST be submitted by the abstract deadline, December 14, 2012. Registration will be accepted on a first come first served basis until the meeting is oversubscribed. We look forward to seeing you at Cold Spring Harbor in February/March for this very special occasion.



Artwork reproduced with permission: Tribal Flower by Paulo Sérgio Zerbato
(http://paulo-zerbato.artistwebsites.com/)





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segunda-feira, 15 de outubro de 2012

Counter AA 12-Step Program

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"A New Human Being Is Born" - Paulo Zerbato/2009

(The content of this text is the responsibility of the author and not necessarily I agree with the opinion and his point of view! Paulo Zerbato.)


Counter AA 12-Step Program
By Gary DeVaney

The Gary DeVaney Version of the Alcoholic 12-Step Program.

This is Gary DeVaney's 1-12-step counter to AAs 1-12 step program as a result of this question. Is Alcoholics Anonymous just another denomination of the Christian sect? They believe in a higher power / God.


AA Version First. Gary DeVaney's Version Second


1. We admit that we were powerless over alcohol - that our lives had become unmanageable.

1. I now know that I am addicted to a feeling. I now admit that I have the power to identify and control my genetic feeling(s) that craves alcohol.

2. We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

2. I now know that my taking control of my genetic feeling(s) can control my sanity.

3. We make a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God, as we understand Him.

3. I have no evidence of any supernatural God. I now have decided to take charge, identify, isolate and control my damaging, genetic feelings. I now know that as long as I won't - I can't.

4. We make a search and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

4. I now will identify, isolate, control, re-program and shut-down my genetic feeling(s) that crave alcohol.

5. We will admit to God, to ourselves and to another Human Being the exact nature of our wrongs.

5. I now accept my responsibility to identify and isolate my addicted, genetic feelings. Through my habit of drinking, I have reinforced those feelings and they have loyaly obeyed my will and my actions. I now will learn and change my will and to change my behavior. I will now command my errant, genetic feeling(s) to stand down.

6. We are entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

6. I now will consciously order my feelings to re-program my ever-evolving genes to shut-down the addicted feeling(s).

7. We humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings.

7. I now will consciously re-program and supervise my genes to shut-down and control my addicted feeling(s). As long as I will change, I can change.

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sábado, 13 de outubro de 2012

"Thought Crime" Infiltrates Britain

Illustration for the Website: Another World Is Possible...
(Britain)


"Prevent The Free Expression" - Paulo Zerbato/2011


"Thought Crime" Infiltrates Britain

Posted in 10/01/11
by Roy Ratcliffe

During 2005 in Britain, a group of influential writers published a book entitled ‘Free Expression is No Offence’. It was published by PEN, an organisation which declared it;; ‘champions freedom of expression everywhere and the right of writers, artists and indeed anyone to say whatever they feel without fear of persecution or penalty‘. The editors and contributors to this volume, were energised to put pen to paper in order to defend the hard won enlightenment right to free speech. The catalyst for their essays was a government proposal to restrict criticism of religious forms of belief. The government were at the planning stage of creating an offence of ‘Incitement to religious hatred‘. More recently, in August 2011, two young men were convicted and jailed for suggesting on face book that a riot should take place. A riot did not take place and the two youngsters in question did not turn up at the proposed venue. No crime had actually been committed except a newly contrived crime of thinking and writing words someone didn‘t like.

So something is happening to the principle of free expression in the UK. In the 21st century, the ‘establishment’ in England (right wing and liberal) had clearly lost its grip on the economy and now seemed bent on losing its grip on rationality. Not two months after the above ‘reactionary’ punishment, apparently a solidarity movement in the UK decided to refuse its members the right to think or say anything which denied any aspect of the received Holocaust’ narrative or diminish the importance of it. Let me declare my own position on this insidious and dangerous precedent of outlawing free expression. I have taught holocaust studies and that I think those who deny the main outlines of the genocide perpetrated against Jews, Socialists, Trade Unionists, gypsies, Slavs and Jehovah’s Witnesses by the Nazi’s are wrong. However, although I may disagree with everything such revisionist writers suggest, I will defend, and others also ought to defend, their right to express their views. Why? Because to turn the clock back to previous centuries of mind control where those in power decide what is acceptable and what is to be outlawed and criminalised, is a far more retrograde step than the expression of any view considered offensive, by no matter whom. Let me explain why I think this might be so.

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Published here: critical-mass.net
Illustration: "Prevent the Free Expression". Digital Art by Paulo Zerbato
URL: http://www.a-w-i-p.com/index.php/2011/10/01/thought-crime-infiltrates-britain




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quarta-feira, 10 de outubro de 2012

Mera Ruh Tak Mujhse Rootha Hua Hai!

Illustration for the Blog: Rkay's World Of Thoughts!!!


"In Search Of The Soul" - Paulo Zerbato/2010



Mera ruh tak Mujhse rootha hua hai!

Nile aasman ke taleh yeh badal jaise karvate le rahe hai,
Bechainiyon ka aalam mere dil mei kuch aise hi rukh le raha hai,
Anjaan se is ehsaas se,Sab bejaan lag rahe hai,
aankhein khuli tho hai par sabki pehchaan dhund raha hai,
na jaane yeh waqt kaisa imtihaan le raha hai...

yeh panchi aaj kaisi dhun suna rahe hai, 
mere bachpan ki kahaniyon ke sathi aaj kyun duur jaa rahe hai,
Yeh titli, yeh patte, yeh paudhe mujhe dekhte hi kyun murja rahe hai,
Mulayam hawa ke jhonke ko mehsoos karna kyun mushkil lag raha hai,
Yeh baarish, yeh boonde, yeh nadiyaan kahin bichad rahi hai,
Yeh galiyan, yeh chaubare mujhe alvida keh rahe hai,
mera gharonda mujhse khafa ho raha hai...

Zinda toh hoon mei par mera dil bhi aaj mujhse ruksat le raha hai,
Toofan mei datne wala aaj sahil ke paas aane par bhi ghabra raha hai,
Kya aaj mera dil ro raha hai, isse yeh kaisa dard ho raha hai
aankhein khuli tho hai, sab dekh rahi hai fir bhi kyun anjaan pesha rahi hai,
dua mangu bhi tho kaise mangu, mera ruh tak mujhse rootha hua hai!!!




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domingo, 7 de outubro de 2012

The Story Of An Hour

Illustration for the Blog: Mackevelli


"The Weight Of Oppression" - Paulo Zerbato/2010



Symbol Of Opression

In “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin, A heart troubled Louise Mallard is informed that her husband died in a fatal train crash. Stricken with grief, she runs up stairs and locks herself in her room. She sinks in a chair and stares out the window at the clouds. She sits there, caught up in deep thought, thinking about her relationship with her husband. Finally, it it came to her mind that she is now free from a controlling husband. Delighted with this new-found epiphany, she decides to leave the room and go back downstairs. Back in the living room, you hear a knock on the door. They open the door and see Mr. Mallard standing there unharmed and with out any knowledge of the train crash. Louise then has a heart attack which kills her.

The author compresses immense amounts of emotion into the time span of only an hour. The themes of this story are freedom and oppression. She did love her husband; however, “There would be no powerful will bending hers in that blind persistence with which men and women believe they have a right to impose a private will upon a fellow-creature.” (“The Story of an Hour” pg.14 ). This quote implies that her husband was controlling. She realized that she would be free from now on and looked forward to the upcoming years of her life. The story was written in 1894, a time where women didn’t have many rights. Louise was oppressed in the very society she lived in



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sexta-feira, 5 de outubro de 2012

The Knock

Illustration for Blog: Felix Fojas
A literacy and all and sundry blog



Paulo Zerbato/11



THE KNOCK by Felix Fojas
Los Angeles
Jan. 18, 2011


Last night there was
A mysterious knock
From inside my chest.
“Who’s there? I asked
Politely. “It’s me,
Your soul,” the tiny
Voice answered. “How do
I know you’re telling
The truth?” I said
Suspiciously. “Because
I’m the only one
In here. Do you hear
Any other voice?”
“No, I guess not,”
I replied. “So let
Me out,” the voice
Pleaded. “It’s time
For me to get out.
I’m mighty bored
In here.” “But what
Happens if I set
You free?” I asked.
“Nothing much. You’ll just
Expire, my bosom pal.”
“Then you can stay
In there forever.”
I said decisively,
Put a double lock
Outside my chest,
And threw away the key
Into the ocean blue.




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quarta-feira, 3 de outubro de 2012

DBT Workbook: Distract Yourself From Self-Destructive Behaviours

Illustration for the Blog: Pride In Madness
 Discrimination, Trials and Triumphs in Mental Health


"Self-Destructive Behavior" - Paulo Zerbato/2010



DBT Workbook: Distract Yourself From Self-Destructive Behaviours
Posted by prideinmadness


After Radical Acceptance comes Distraction!

The first exercise is identifying ways that I would be willing to distract myself. The book listed 10 possibilities and chose to try 7 of them.
  • Write on yourself with a red marker, red pain, red nail polish (have done in the past).
  • Draw faces of people you hate on balloons and then pop them.
  • Write letters to people you hate or to people who have hurt you.
  • Throw foam balls, socks or pillows against a wall as hard as you can.
  • Scream into a pillow (have done in the past).
  • Stick pins in a voodoo doll or other soft object.
  • Cry (have done in the past…obviously).

I tried writing a letter yesterday when I was angry but I ended up writing how I can’t change anything because the person won’t change so we may forever be in this cycle and I just became more upset…..

I did not pick any Distractions that require pain. I don’t care if the damage isn’t permanent, I want to begin to train my brain to not respond to pain as a stress reliever. I’ve done the ice cube and hated how all I could think about was hopefully causing permanent damage by freezing something. I’ve tried digging my nails into my skin and just ended up drawing blood. The worst is the rubber band. Fine, the bruises go away but I hate having to look at the welts and the purple of my skin that still take a few days to go away. The pain tactics need to STOP!

I’m not one to gradually go off of something. I need to stop a behaviour right away. I quit smoking cold turkey and took the shit that came with nicotine withdrawal and I didn’t die so not having pain wont kill me either even though it feels like it.

I can’t believe I’ve trained my brain to associate relief with pain. How did that happen? I’ve been thinking lately about how stupid it is that we need to feel hurt and sometimes almost die to feel like we’re alive. Sounds like a contradiction….needing death to feel alive. I guess it’s a reminder but still.

Anyways, this is the skill that I will really need to practice.



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segunda-feira, 1 de outubro de 2012

The Joke Writes Itself Really

Illustration for the Blog: Mind´s Eye



"Self-Destructive Behavior" - Paulo Zerbato/2010



The Joke Writes Itself Really
March 26, 2011

I was sent a story the other day that was so rife with irony, I was irresistibly drawn to create a hypothetical scenario to frame a logical analysis.

Imagine a fictional social site named Featherbrain. We will, for convenience sake, call some of the netizens of this site Anarchists.

The Anarchists always vigorously declared that there are no rules on Featherbrain, and vehemently condemned any suggestion that there should be. This is a common Internet philosophy you've certainly encountered before, and may in fact share.

However, say there is a certain long-standing practice on Featherbrain, considered by many to be undesirable. Some Anarchists have begun feeling the negative impact of this practice. They now declare with equal vigor that this practice is "unfair".

But clearly, "There are no rules on Featherbrain." and "This Featherbrain practice is unfair." are mutually exclusive statements. If the first statement is accepted as true, the only logical conclusion is as follows:

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