One for Ezra – In Aotearoa New Zealand we look after and we appreciate our remnant peoples. We also appreciate what remaining remnants of all earth’s resources there are to share with everyone on the planet, through sustainable living.
Once upon a time, a painter named Rembrand(t) painted this painting titled, The Feast of Belshazzar. It was painted on canvas, 167.6 x 209.2cm. In 1639 Menasseh published this interpretation in his book De terminu vitae. Menasseh was a mysti[k]s scholar who would explain the meanings of culture to humanist scholars of his times. He also introduced his painter friend to Ephraim Bonus, a doctor. Like Menasseh, Bonus was a Portugese-Jewish member of Rembrandt’s community.
Rembrandt painted his friends because he discovered in his paintings that they had slightly distinct features, different to other subjects he had painted. This body of work, where Rembrandt became interested in their physiognomic peculiarities, was because Rembrandt believed not only the high priests but all Jews, even Jesus Christ, had looked like this. In the 1650s a young Jew frequently modeled for Rembrandt’s students while they were on their Christ painting modules of art in education.
Author Christian Tumpel notes “This reflects the change in the Master Painter’s attitudes towards the Jewish people: this people, who were distinguished because Jesus Christ came from their midst, had not ceased to be brothers of the Christians by remaining true to the faith of their fathers.”
Riveting stuff from the Arts World in the reference section of Visual Audio Arts BHPL, CA 90210.
Like I said… in Aotearoa New Zealand we are remnant conscious and remnant mindful people. We think green and that includes preserving peoples lives because we are incredibly real. There’s not a fake or shaved bone in most of our faces – we like to look after our original remnant people first, before we rock out and be super heroes like we can be and we excel at too – as if we have secrets to hide and have to. We don’t. Because such a view is our real status as a nation, and we too are in positions of changing this, getting it right before we can rock out and save everyone else’s non-Rembrandt thinking humanistic consuming ways that’s too heavy on the gas pedal –expecting spiritually-minded people to put ourselves on the block, for them, and go to battle and wrangle – without much of a thought to that… we must return to Rembrandt’s work.
I am sorry if we misled you that we didn’t know our ethics and morals and whose priorities lie where. We know where ours lie in New Zealand. We are decent people. This is our current status on justice. I love that about New Zealand, just like this magnificent Rembrandt painting also reminds us. Daniel saved whole kingdoms from toppling once. The best part of all, he did it from a basis of saving his own remnant through serving foreign kings with the truth on matters. His own remnant were once in states of captivity. He was quite a remarkable guy. His guidance never came from the systems of guidance around him. It came from a higher source.
One of our own great painters name in New Zealand was Colin McCahon. He once did a painting representing a candle in the dark. The candle was in the foreground of an Egyptian pyramid background. I am that candle today, writing on this zero-budget, virtual wall from Beverly Hills. Who would have thought? Not me. However, Remnants are US.
The original Daniel was a friend of Ezra.
In New Zealand our greatest weapon on earth is our humility a sense of fair justice that can Rise Up above fear. We don’t fear nuclear weapons, because injustice is the greatest bomb of all to my people. Because of that. There is a principle that is spiritual, that states people who are just are respected, even by their ‘enemies.’ Justice preserves the life of a King, through wise counsel that is spiritually grounded in the rich fertile whenua of ethics. This is our best defense plan. It does cost a lot though. I hold this painting up as a symbol of justice today. Justice is a living spirit in New Zealand we all serve, honor, work hard to maintain. Justice is our passion, it is what we do well with gifted eyes for the world and strong hearts that can look at facts and divide an equation fairly. Not for ourselves alone to look good, in this fleeting moment of time, but beyond us all, for generations still to come.
Peace. Mauri ‘Ola. Ni hao.
[This painting is mounted in London at the National Gallery. T 11. Bredius 497. RRP A110. Christian Tumpel is the author of Rembrandt, Images and Metaphors - published by Haus Books, London. The book is a reference book and can be borrowed at the Beverly Hills Public Library's Arts Library before being returned for other people to share, read, enjoy and consume too.]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 4.4.11~
SUM THINGS ABOUT SMOKEY THE BEARS HAT, TEDDY BEARS AND BUSH FOREST FIRES – PART III
On the 11th of November 2010, I once shared the story of Smokey The Bear. Smokey has been used as a cuddly teddy bear for years in the USA, as a reminder to always put out forest fires, when a nation goes ‘camping’ and dangles out their best campers.
Smokey The Bear is not to be confused by the smokey tones of the best Motown vocalists gifts of pop culture to the USA though, that many people still love to sing when drunk at karaoke competitions for kicks. They gave a nation a soul in music, songwriters wrote authentically themselves.
Such singers gave birth to the sound of happiness arising above inequality. Their songs were about not working on chain gains, or, that their higher value was worth more than the market rigged price of coal or fossils fuels of their times. 400 years in America I believe, that can never be taken for granted, or, forgotten.
To read more about Smokey the Bear’s message, being posted in Hollywood on April 3rd 2011, go here.
The original bear that Smokey the Bear ‘as a construct’ was modeled on when he was given denim jeans, a belt buckle, a hat and a shovel, was a bear that Texas forest fire rangers once found up a tree, when taking refuge from bush fires that swept a region. As the story is told, the original smokey the bear had felt bullied by terrible fires, beyond anyone’s control. Today, we live in times where economic restructuring has caused economic fires in some nations. Forest fires (the economic ones) are very powerful. They can even cause whole pine tree forests to not only just disappear (fine), but even the land from underneath them too from the original owners of these lands (not so fine, yet reality has to be acknowledged). But we’re sharing teddy bear stories today not billy goat gruff stories. Actor Sam Elliott and radio jock George Walsh have given Smokey’s new lines some voice within America, of late. Read it at the link.
In the UK, teddy bears are quite popular right now too as a symbol to wave around. Some even have their arms ripped off for dramatic effect as soft toys ‘constructs’ too. This is evidence in music videos.
For understanding the UK’s love of teddy bear culture though, one must read the children’s song lyrics of Teddy Bears Picnic. It is quintessential reading.
This song (a favorite of children in the UK) is being sung by educated adults today. I kid you not (and I am not a G.O.A.T). For example, At St. Edmund Hall, a college at the University of Oxford, after everyone has had a few drinks at the Christmas dinner, the entire group stands on their chairs to sing a rousing rendition of this song. It’s an alcohol-related activity celebrating achievement in community of fine brains. Alcohol is used, to indicate to a person’s brain, that they have actually grown up. Still, some folks love this classic song in adulthood, when they are in intoxicated states. It’s a reminder perhaps to never totally grow up and remain forever young. Fun should always be celebrated and shared amongst good people to keep hearts strong.
Also in England, The Teddy Bear’s Picnic is an annual event in June in St. John’s, [NewHu?] Newfoundland, in which children, adults and teddy bears alike join children’s entertainer Terry Reilly “The Teddy Bear Man” for an afternoon of singing and fun.
That’s some bear news today, from a Maori Kiwi in The Woods of Hollywood… for American and UK childhood memories and our traditions of socializing children to behave in certain ways. “Let’s go on a picnic?! Don’t forget to take your shovel. Be safe” is the message – when you see teddy bears appear ever.
At the moment Maori people are developing an Einstein look-a-like Teddy Bear with 3D glasses, as a reminder that our people, or young people, our men and our women need to devote their lives to science, developing tribal resources, ensuring the justice process remains honest, for economy’s strong future and bettering ourselves in financial management and law degrees more than any other activity being presented. We have been cast in such a role as ensurers of Kaitakitanga as agreed upon with Queen Victoria many years ago in our binding cultural lores of co-existing in fairness and harmony, the true basis of a strong society that is real as the sun that rises above the sea and green hills each day.
Maori kids have always known that if we want to see a bear (we don’t have them found natively in Newfundland) that we can just buy a packet of toffee pops brown chocolate coated biscuits, if we must, must, must have ‘a big bear moment.’
Sometimes, we even work with our hands, like, in the kitchen. We know how to bake our very own Afghan chocolate biscuits in the kitchens of our papa kainga (homes on ancestral lands) as well that are made with the very finest Skippy cornflakes (via Australia) combined with the best Kiwi yellow butter that we export to China each year, that sails past the Pacific Islands when en route. We serve them to our old people (naughty I know – they’re not all that healthy, but they’re an affordable delight, made with love) and our kids, before we go out to socials we’ve been invited to attend by engineers–who are nonMaori yet… are from all over the world as our global brothers and sisters. If we don’t do this, we are not wise, because gifted engineers are found in every nation – we must consider all of their opinions to share this same earth well and preserve it. That overarching principle unites all earth preserving minded people as one. Remaining open to wise people and ensuring that we don’t miss them underneath their glasses, requires that delicate art of being in the center of balanced, wise, measured and fun biscuit sharing time.
Doing such thought-provoking whanau activities is our way of responding perhaps to out of control, cookie monster’s humor while crying the name of another territory. Or we can try and support a New Zealand biscuit manufacturer to stay grounded as well. Yet we like UK biscuits recipes and American cookies in cheesecake flavored ice cream as well. It’s a Maori school children’s tradition to buy our own toffee pops though. We also know how to get online and donate to Christchurch’s earthquake rebuilding fun happily with any of our savings that are being used to buy, much needed kids science book resources they need to get ahead. It’s a trend we’re trying to foster, when we give kids the cookies we back for them, while we also choose what books they should be reading.
We are kind and compassionate like that. Our kids have a job to be resourced to build the next layer of the economy after children’s picnics are all over and it’s safe in the woods again, for more relaxed picnics. We are the rebuilders after the big spend.
As music to study science to, here’s Beautiful Girls a song with The Choir and Ben E. King‘s classic hit. Their take on it is a little bit Harry Potter turns manic scientist set to strings for humored entertainment once broadcast on the BBC. As yet, it has not been decided whether the Einstein bear might be given a Captain Cook hat fashion accessory with his archaeologist’s scientific shovel, for bro purps, or, a pirate hat in honor of France and Disneyland film franchises success at the box office worldwide, from Hollywood. But the bear definitely will have a pair of its own glasses, like Harry Potter, but better in 3D like the Queen sports at times. The bear will also perhaps have its own toy boats, its own jets made (maybe, or, maybe not made in China) and of course, a rugby football, a cricket bat and a horse called a Polynesian name. Something fun like Kukimoana, in honor of the film Seabiscuit romping home at the box office as an important film text.
Additional music alternatives via the USA and Kiwiland’s talent can also be cued here. For everyone who loves teddy bears – this is what this moment means.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 4.3.11~
Posted by horiwood on April 4, 2011 in UK, Science, Texas, Pop Cultural Commentary, humility, Honesty, Safety, Smokey The Bear, Teddy Bear's Picnic, Childhood Fairy Tales, Fables, Seabiscuit Culture - Knowing The Real Price of One's Cookies