Friday, March 30, 2007

I'm Dreaming Again

After a very long party with chips flying everywhere, littering the floors, and people racing around, a small group ended up sitting around a circular table. The discussion turned to artists taking charge of their finances and political influence. People got highly animated and excited. And focused. Plates of olives on little squares of what appeared to be white cheese, were passed around. The feelings were those of unity and pleasure, mixed with optimism and anticipation.

I like olives in moderation. They are rich and full of sensation. Probably nutritious too. There seems to be something special about them. Time to consult the vast resources.


Blogger jm said...

This tree possess a wealth of symbolism - peace, fruitfulness, purification, strength, victory and reward. In Ancient Greece the tree was sacred to Athene and the first olive, which sprang from her quarrel with Poseidon, was preserved as a treasure behind the Erechtheum. In Jewish and Christian tradition, the olive is a symbol of peace and it was an olive-branch which the dove brought back to Noah when the Flood was over. And old legend tells that Christ's cross was made of olive-and cedar-wood. For Islam, the olive is the central tree, the World axis, a symbol of Universal Man and of the Prophet.

Interesting about the quarrel between rational Athene and Poseidon (Neptune). Marketing, concrete reality vs. illusion, inspiration. Meeting in the olive.

And here is something really interesting, in terms of the olive and peace.

Of all the ancient people only Assyrians and Babylonians did not know the olive tree.

The Assyrians were know to be the most vicious and warlike of all the tribes.

Olive History

30/3/07 6:10 PM  
Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

Mmmmm...olives, I love 'em!

30/3/07 6:28 PM  
Blogger jm said...

A peaceful marine.

30/3/07 6:30 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Three olive trees grow in my yard. They are so beautiful, soft gray-green. The birds love their fruit in November.

Black olives, what can i say, i was so overjoyed when pitted olives came out that no one would notice what a piggie i was at the family get-togethers!

30/3/07 7:15 PM  
Blogger jm said...

LOL! The great coverups!

Three olive trees sound so beautiful and mystical. A song is in there.

It's amazing how one little fruit can have such an impact on history. It speaks of commonality and symbolism. What we eat is not so simple.

Do all the birds like olives or some more than others?
Interesting, too, how we share desires with the animals.
The birds are like siblings to me. And the early spring birds are so valiant and strong.

30/3/07 7:46 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Now why is this?

If the olive is a symbol of peace, then why is olive green associated with Army uniforms? Camouflague, yes, but they could call it by another name.

30/3/07 7:52 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

If the olive is a symbol of peace, then why is olive green associated with Army uniforms? Camouflague, yes, but they could call it by another name.

Ha ha Ha! Well perhaps for the same reason that Doves are the symbol of peace. Ever LIVED next to doves? There's armies of em here. They nest in the open, not too smart. Fight? you betcha, they are some of the least peace-like birds who visit. And mating in spring....spare me.

30/3/07 8:06 PM  
Blogger jm said...

And mating in spring....spare me.

LOL!!!! Yes, it does create a ruckus! At least the chickadees have a little less volume.

Once M recorded some bird sounds and slowed them down. They sounded exactly like dogs barking! It was hilarious.

So then nothing really makes any sense. The symbols are superimposed and give us something to figure out. A ridiculous unsolvable puzzle. In the end, it's all subjective.

30/3/07 8:30 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Everything fights it appears. I once wrote a song about the battle of the phagocytes in the body. Mating and violence go together fist in glove!

30/3/07 8:32 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Maybe parthenogenesis should be the wave of the future!

30/3/07 8:34 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Maybe parthenogenesis should be the wave of the future!
Hahahah calling Kadimiros, is Winston Moonbat in the house? We need some idea people here.

I'm kinda in favor of the same ol' same ol' with slow modification.

30/3/07 9:01 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I was thinking the same thing. Some alternative dimensions, if you please.

slow modification.

I'm with the sea horse. let the guys deliver.

30/3/07 9:15 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

....ooohhh that wave of the future.

30/3/07 9:51 PM  
Blogger jm said...

And why on earth does the future come in on a wave? Is the future in the ocean?
NN in Pisces to the rescue!

30/3/07 10:14 PM  

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