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FROM FALL FROM GRACE


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This universe is enough…

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…Big Bang to the present, thirteen point six billion years. Matter without end.

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Amen!

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Oscillation as infinite flux.

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Heroclitus validated by Einstein.

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Matter and energy omnipotent.

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Self-existent…

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…self-active…

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…self-developing…

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…self-enduring…

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…self-evident. (pause) Without first cause.

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Eternal

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Let them use Beatles music to sell running shoes and Beethoven’s only ballet score to sell soap. Enrich the environment of the present with reference to the past as a way to fuel the future with possibility. (pause) Bring the museums out into the streets, and reproduce the images they contain for utilitarian needs. (pause) Support Jacques d’Amoise, with regards to Balachine and Diaghelev, so that Barishnikov can take care of himself. Paint “The Winged Victory of Samothrace” on racing automobiles, and use the Mona Lisa to market “La Gioconda Condoms” to women in the fight against AIDS and Leonardo’s “Study of Man” to sell sun-screen against the erosion of the ozone layer. (pause) Package fast food and groceries in wrappers by Kandinsky, Klee, Mondrian, Pollack, de Kooning, and van Gogh. (pause) Protest the nuclear threat to the existence of all this richness with signs bearing “The Cry” by Munch and Picasso’s “Guernica.” Popularize everything, from “The Venus of Laussel” to Dada, and Christo, and “anti-art.”

He leans forward in the chair and continues in a conversational manner.

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Offer The Iliad of Homer as a made-for-TV-movie-mini-series, featuring Sylvester Stallone as Achilles and... Sean Penn, as his “friend”, Patrocles.

Pause.

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Gloria Steinem had the right idea: recruit through association. Suddenly, Marilyn Monroe, Dolly Parton, and Madonna all became “feminist icons,” and they brought their worshipers with them.





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