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Soyez béni, mon Dieu, qui donnez la souffrance comme un divin remède à nos impuretés…

It’s from a poem by Charles Baudelaire, a 19th century sort of reactionary neo-classicist French chap.

Loosely translated as : Praise be to you, O God, who sends us suffering as a divine remedy for our impurities…

came across this fellow in my modern art history reading… entitled “Figures of Authority, Ciphers of Regression”… some anti-Regan rant kind of…and how art can be subverted through authoritarianism. Bleah.

I haven’t blogged for quite a long while and I apologise to the faithful who still visit nevertheless… as you can see I’ve been under some sort of pain and anguish… should be over soon…

A few things I’ve settled. I’m going to finish my 21 days of NSF in June / July, and I’ve applied to be a teacher at JC level to hopefully teach GP, which I enjoy very much.

I bought my mother a new handphone not too many days ago too. I’ve been eyeing the Olympus C-5050 prosumer camera for quite some time now and I’ve found a 2nd-hand photography store that carries it. If its worth it I might just actually buy it! 1.8F-stop in a non-SLR is quite an achievement. Slight barrel distortion reported at the widest setting though…

What’s on my mind now? This could well sum it up

Set me as a seal upon thine heart,
as a seal upon thine arm:
for love is strong as death;
jealousy is cruel as the grave:
the coals thereof are coals of fire,
which hath a most vehement flame.

-Song of Solomon 8:6

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