For some reason (?) the subject of posture has been relevant here for several days.
It began when eldest son stood up straight as…and I went to hug him. My head fit perfectly under his armpit. Oooh.
Then I watched a yt video about fitting a Victorian dress toile and was told that all original Historical Garments have the shoulder seams so far back that they will now lie behind a modern shoulder. ‘Cos we are lazy slumps.
I listened to a Miss Marple (Agatha Christie) book and was told that Jane Marple spent her girl hood school years using a back board to straighten her posture.
I’ve studied the Alexander Technique which teaches us to imagine a thread coming out of the very centre of our cranium and pulling the neck up and the chin level. The shoulders then automatically fall into place. Well. They should. But we have had our skeletal nature disformed by modern gadgets.
A head weighs – urm – a lot. And today we are all slumped/hunched, head forward, eyes on a screen etc.
I’ve always suffered from bad headaches/migraines. As a teenager I was once laughed at for my straight posture. Look at any dancer. Straight and aligned.
Himself gives me unexpected shoulder massages most days. My language can get fruity because of the pain involved but…..they are very welcome. In a strange way (!)
Sewing is a posture crippler and I’m all too aware of the fake history about Richard the Third.
Being a restless and busy person, I have little time to sit and read nowadays. But I love books.
The PERFECT solution for me is audiobooks. I still have a little original ipod that’s easy to carry around in a pocket as I whizz back and forth.
I’ve been listening to many free Agatha Christie short stories on youtube. Philomel Cottage is one that I really liked.
The story became a play. The play became several films. I like the version below because it has Basil Rathbone in (a great Sherlock) and Joan Hickson – whom Mrs Christie herself saw as a perfect Miss Marple…when she was old enough.
Plot Twist coming. After a few minutes from about 48 mins to 52 mins in the film below.
I KNOW that music quite well. And I’ve always hated it when my name was spelled Grieg. Even though I knew the connection. From childhood……or before. 36% Scottish, 29% Scandinavian :o)
Edvard Hagerup Grieg was born in Bergen, Norway (then part of Sweden–Norway). His parents were Alexander Grieg (1806–1875), a merchant and the British Vice-Consul in Bergen; and Gesine Judithe Hagerup (1814–1875), a music teacher and daughter of solicitor and politician Edvard Hagerup. The family name, originally spelled Greig, is associated with the ScottishClann Ghriogair (Clan Gregor). After the Battle of Culloden in Scotland in 1746, Grieg’s great-grandfather, Alexander Greig (1739-1803), originally of Aberdeenshire, travelled widely before settling in Norway about 1770 and establishing business interests in Bergen. Grieg’s paternal great-great-grandparents, John (1702-1774) and Anne (1704-1784), are buried in the churchyard of the abandoned Church of St Ethernan in Rathen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
My thanks to a Wonderwall who showed the very worst of man’s ability to cause pain and anguish.
Yay. I’ve been waiting for this new book from New Chronology.
Hopefully it’ll be available in English soon.
The authors have processed important blocks in the history of Europe and Byzantium in the 11th-17th centuries. The famous Byzantine figures – Vasily Bogomil and John Ital – turn out to be vivid reflections of the emperor Andronicus-Christ, that is, Prince Andrei Bogolyubsky from the 12th century. For example, the famous gospel story is clarified: why two “thieves” were crucified next to Christ on Golgotha. It turns out that the Prudent Thief symbolizes the disciples of Christ, who continued to honor Him after the judgment. And the Mad Thief is the image of the disciples who refused Christ. Records of the trial of Christ discovered. The story of the famous Jeanne d’Arc and the French King Charles VI is a phantom reflection of the biographies of Empress Elena Voloshanka (Esther) and Tsar Ivan the Terrible (Artaxerxes). The biographies of the English kings Henry VI and Richard III (including those in Shakespeare’s tragedies) are based on the “Roman biographies” of Khan Ivan the Terrible and Khan Boris Godunov. The famous English war of the Scarlet and White Roses is a western reflection of the war of the Oprichnina and the Zemshchina in Russia-Horde in the second half of the 16th century.
I’ve posted about Andronicus & Charles VI & Jehanne d’Arc & Henry IV and & Richard III & Shakespeare & Elena & The Wars of the Roses soooooo many times. And also the Bogomils via the Cathars.
Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this sun of York.
Oooh. I did that off the top of my head. All this Shakespeare stuff is sticking to my little brain cell – LOL.
I’ll leave the possible shape of our world and NelsonMadelaEffect and the never-ending cry of ALL HISTORY IS A LIE to the masses of masses who are “woke.”
The people of my country have wild and vivid imaginations. Our folk-lore is rampant and entwined through every tree and blade of grass.
Which Vaughan was Black?
The main candidate is Sir Thomas Vaughan circa 1400. If he actually lived and did what is said, then there were many who didn’t like him. Hence the Legend of Black Vaughan…..the Black Bull/Fly/Dog of ancient times.
Are we in Wales or England with this? Mmmn. Probably right on the Border Marches where “the veil” is thin and many a ghosty and ghouly roams.
The best Musgrave Ritual adaptation, for me, was the one done by Jeremy Brett. If you know the show, you’ll see the link.
Whose was it?’ ‘His who is gone.’ ‘Who shall have it?’ ‘He who will come.’ (‘What was the month?’ ‘The sixth from the first.’) ‘Where was the sun?’ ‘Over the oak.’ ‘Where was the shadow?’ ‘Under the elm.’ ‘How was it stepped?’ ‘North by ten and by ten, east by five and by five, south by two and by two, west by one and by one, and so under.’ ‘What shall we give for it?’ ‘All that is ours.’ ‘Why should we give it?’ ‘For the sake of the trust.’
Allegedly – Scotland’s Crown Jewels had a merry dance too.
I have had this novel on my shelves for more years than I am willing to admit.
I know more about Umberto Eco than this book. I’ve read several of his non-fiction works.
OK. I may be old enough now to handle this :o)
The name of the central character, William of Baskerville, alludes both to the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes (compare The Hound of the Baskervilles – also, Adso’s description of William in the beginning of the book resembles, almost word for word, Dr. Watson’s description of Sherlock Holmes when he first makes his acquaintance in A Study in Scarlet) and to William of Ockham (see the next section). The name of the narrator, his apprentice Adso of Melk is among other things a pun on Simplicio from Galileo Galilei‘s Dialogue; Adso deriving from “ad Simplicio” (“to Simplicio”). Adso’s putative place of origin, Melk, is the site of a famous medieval library, at Melk Abbey. And his name echoes the narrator of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Watson (omitting the first and last letters, with “t” and “d” being phonetically similar).
The ending also owes a debt to Borges’ short story “Death and the Compass“, in which a detective proposes a theory for the behaviour of a murderer. The murderer learns of the theory and uses it to trap the detective. In The Name of the Rose, the librarian Jorge uses William’s belief that the murders are based on the Revelation to John to misdirect William, though in Eco’s tale, the detective succeeds in solving the crime.
Eco seems also to have been aware of Rudyard Kipling‘s short story “The Eye of Allah“, which touches on many of the same themes, like optics, manuscript illumination, music, medicine, priestly authority and the Church’s attitude to scientific discovery and independent thought, and which also includes a character named John of Burgos.
Eco was also inspired by the 19th century Italian novelist Alessandro Manzoni, citing The Betrothed as an example of the specific type of historical novel he purposed to create, in which some of the characters may be made up, but their motivations and actions remain authentic to the period and render history more comprehensible.
Throughout the book, there are Latin quotes, authentic and apocryphal. There are also discussions of the philosophy of Aristotle and of a variety of millenarist heresies, especially those associated with the fraticelli. Numerous other philosophers are referenced throughout the book, often anachronistically, including Wittgenstein.
I’ve also chosen not to watch the film until I’d read the book.
Being a writer, I know the cause and effect rule. I know how to use it. I know why it is used.
But can I explain any of the above?
Or maybe :
This happened. Then this happened because that happened. Then because that happened (and annoyed someone) because that happened (which had killed someone) then this happened. Then. This happened……aaarrrggghh!
That would NEVER get me an A* grade even though I always study the generations before and after. :o(
My Dad was a TRUE Highlander. Though he could never admit it :o(
But others knew and they destroyed his career as a Policeperson for it. Sound familiar?
The Copper’s Hunch is the Power of Intuition. It comes from within and is WITHOUT physical evidence. Just a feeling. A knowing.
When I was a kid, my Father took 30 minutes from the crime being committed to Dad having the perp in the interview room. He KNEW.
Perp was sent down.
I am my father’s daughter and I WILL admit being exactly what he and I and everyone one of our shared ancestors are.
And I make no distinctions here. Highlander, Native American, African, Greek, Serbo-Croat…this INNER KNOWING is all inclusive.
The Highlanders and the Native Americans are (in my world) more famous for their Far-Sight. We operate via feeling and seeing the bigger picture and how everything connects. Observation. Ingrained behavioural patterns. The slight faults in the storyline. The unmistakeable movement of the eye as it squints.
It is what it is. The seen is NEVER unseen. The felt is NEVER unfelt. The knowledge is NEVER unknowledge.
Sherlock Holmes is the BEST example of a 5 enneagram
Intuitive Thinker : 5 Enneagram
Type Five is a person who pulls back from the world and others to observe and prefers to live in their mind. They may be wise, visionary, and knowledgeable; or abstract, stingy, eccentric, and intellectually arrogant.
I’m a natural 6. With VERY strong 5. This LOYALIST chose to withdraw into stingy eccentricity :o)
I have the entire catalogue of this radio show on audiobooks but it’s almost impossible to listen to because of the adverts.
Anyhoo and whatever.
The original book is called The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire.
Holmes receives an odd letter that makes reference to vampires. Mr. Robert Ferguson, who comes to 221B Baker Street the next morning, has become convinced that his Peruvian second wife has been sucking their baby son’s blood. By his first wife, he has a 15-year-old son named Jack, who suffered an unfortunate accident as a child and now, although he can still walk, does not have full use of his legs. Since the start of the bloodsucking, Jack has unaccountably been struck twice by his stepmother, although Mr. Ferguson cannot imagine why. Ever since being found out by her husband, she has locked herself in her room and refused to come out. Only her Peruvian maid, Dolores, is allowed in. She takes Mrs. Ferguson her meals.
Even before Holmes and Watson set off for Mr. Ferguson’s house in Sussex, Holmes has worked out what is going on, and it has nothing to do with vampires. Holmes’s trip is made simply to observe and confirm what he has already deduced.
Upon their arrival in Sussex, Mrs. Ferguson’s maid announces that her mistress is ill, and Dr. Watson offers to help. He finds an agitated woman in the room upstairs – she speaks of all being destroyed, and of sacrificing herself rather than breaking her husband’s heart. She also demands her child, who has been with the nurse, Mrs. Mason, ever since Mr. Ferguson found out about the bloodsucking incidents. Holmes examines the South American weapons displayed in the house and meets the children. While Mr. Ferguson is doting on his younger son, Watson notices that Holmes is gazing at the window. He cannot imagine why his friend is doing this.
Holmes then reveals the truth about what has been happening, much to the relief of Mrs. Ferguson as this is exactly what she has been hoping for: for the truth to come from someone else’s lips. It turns out that the culprit is Jack, Mr. Ferguson’s elder son, who is extremely jealous of his young half-brother. Holmes has confirmed this by looking at Jack’s reflection in the window while his father’s attention was on the baby. Jack has been attempting to murder his half-brother by shooting poisoned darts at him, and his stepmother’s behaviour of sucking the baby’s neck is thereby explained: she was sucking the poison out. It also explains why she struck Jack, and why she was sick when Holmes and Watson arrived. The wounds, therefore, were caused by the darts, not by her biting.
The Jeremy Brett episode “The LAST VAMPYRE” is OK but…..!
Sherlock Holmes via American Radio in the 1940’s. With Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce & stupid adverts.