Monday, October 26, 2020

Ay Que Bonito

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See the above title in this journal.

Related material — The ad where I first encountered
the TV series “A Discovery of Witches.”

See too a related map.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Ay Que Bonito

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"Ay que bonito es bailar
a las dos de la mañana"

— Adapted from a song lyric

See also . . .

Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer, Helen A. Regenstein
Distinguished Service Professor of Classics
at the University of Chicago,

"currently the lead editor of the journal 
KNOW: A Journal on the Formation of Knowledge."

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Ay Que Bonito Es Comer…

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at The Restaurant Quarré in Berlin,
   with a view of the Brandenburg Gate:

Berlin restaurant with view of Brandenburg Gate

See also versions of the title more suited to 2 AM .

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Ay Que Bonito

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Continued from earlier posts.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Ay Que Bonito

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From Iris Murdoch's novel The Bell 

" 'With an engineer to help me,' said Dora,
'I can do anything.'  And indeed as she
stood there in the moonlight, looking at
the quiet water, she felt as if by the sheer
force of her will she could make the great
bell rise.  After all, and after her own fashion,
she would fight.  In this holy community
she would play the witch."

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Ay Que Bonito

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Meditations for 2 AM —

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Always a Joker

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"Ay que bonito es volar . . ."

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

All Saints’ Day Theatre

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The Washington Post  pictures an event from
the evening of Sunday, November 1, 2015:

All Saints' Day —

See as well Ay Que Bonito .


Thursday, December 20, 2012

For Grimm Day*

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* See Google Doodle for today, the
   200th anniversary of the Grimms'
   Kinder- und Hausmärchen .

   See also Ay Que Bonito Es Volar
    and The Broom Factory.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Xbox Games

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(Continued from Sunday, April 22, 2012)

Xbox Background—

Design Sermon from Sunday, November 6, 2011, and
The X Box from Monday, November 7, 2011.


Ay que bonito es volar

Monday, December 26, 2011

It Must Be Said

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Bono and Taymor at 'Spider-Man'

Esquire  on Julie Taymor

Taymor, it must be said, is a beautiful woman. Her face at fifty-eight has sharp, expressive features— she actually frowns when she's unhappy, and her eyes seem to light up when she laughs— and she still has the long black hair she had when she was a young actress, "a very pretty eighteen-year-old," as she puts it, who "didn't want to play Cinderella or Snow White. I wanted to be the Wicked Witch of the West."

— Richard Dorment, article dated November 14, 2011

Ay que bonito es volar

Friday, July 15, 2011


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The Hogwarts saga may be ending, but there's still…

   The Crucible

   Related material:
    Ay que bonito es volar…

Thursday, April 14, 2011


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Ay que bonito es volar…


Sunday, October 17, 2010

An Intricate Reflection

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"Humanity's fascination with numbers is ancient and complex. Our present relationship with numbers reveals both a highly developed tool and a highly developed user, working together to measure, create, and predict both ourselves and the world around us. But like every symbiotic couple, the tool we would like to believe is separate from us (and thus objective) is actually an intricate reflection of our thoughts, interests, and capabilities."

The Secret Lives of Numbers, by New Radio and Performing Arts

(recommended on the Frivolous Linkages page at Daniel Gilbert's Harvard website)

Other linkages:

New York Lottery on October 16: Midday 706, Evening 684.

Related material — 7/06, 2007, and post no. 684 in this journal.

The above "Secret Lives of Numbers" quotation was suggested by Gilbert's "Magic by Numbers" op-ed piece in today's New York Times


"Ay que bonito es volar…"

Friday, October 1, 2010


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Ay que bonito es volar
a las dos de la mañana

—  La Bruja

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

That’s Showbiz

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New York Times, January 12, 2010, 12:26 PM–

"Spider-Man" Musical Will Refund Tickets

"With… direction by Julie Taymor ['Frida'], 'Spider-Man' has been marred by delays….

The musical’s troubles have unfolded at the same time that the next “Spider-Man” movie has been descending into disarray…."

Related material:

"No Great Magic," by Fritz Leiber–

"The white cosmetic came away, showing sallow skin and on it a faint tattoo in the form of an 'S' styled like a yin-yang symbol left a little open.

'Snake!' he hissed. 'Destroyer! The arch-enemy, the eternal opponent!'"

Ay que bonito es volar  
    A las dos de la mañana
— “La Bruja

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Saturday July 4, 2009

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     Helen Lane, translator

     Helen Lane

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Sunday December 14, 2008

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A figure from
Nobel Prize day, December 10,
and from Eugene Wigner‘s
birthday, November 17:

The 3x3 square

Also on December 10:
  the death of Constantine–

Mildred Constantine, 95, MoMA Curator, Is Dead

(Click for details.)

Related material:

Tina Modotti: A Fragile Life,
Photos by Tina Modotti,
Art Wars for Trotsky’s Birthday,
as well as
Art Wars, June 1-15, 2007:

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo

  “Ay que bonito es volar  
    A las dos de la mañana
— “La Bruja

Friday, July 6, 2007

Friday July 6, 2007

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Log24, June 6:

“If Cullinane College
were Hogwarts….”

Click to enlarge.

The image “http://www.log24.com/log/pix07/070706-CazadorSm.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

El Cazador de la Bruja

A word to the wise:


Related material:

Julio Cortazar


Ay que bonito es volar….

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Thursday June 14, 2007

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Unscholarly Notes

The time of the previous entry, 1:06:18, suggests both the date of Epiphany, 1:06, and Hexagram 18 of the I Ching: Ku, Work on what has been spoiled (Decay).

Epiphany: A link in the Log24 entries for Epiphany 2007 leads to Damnation Morning, which in turn leads to Why Me?, a discussion of the mythology of Spiders vs. Snakes devised by Fritz Leiber.  Spiders represent the conscious mind, snakes the unconscious.

On Hexagram 18: "The Chinese character ku represents a bowl in whose contents worms are breeding. This means decay." —Wilhelm's commentary

This brings us back to the previous entry with its mention of the date of Rudolf Arnheim's death: Saturday, June 9.  In Log24 on that date there was a link, in honor of Aaron Sorkin's birthday, to a short story by Leonard Michaels.  That link was suggested, in part,  by a review in the Sunday New York Times Book Review (available online earlier, on Friday). Here is a quote from that review related to the Hexagram 18 worm bowl:

"… what grabbed attention for his early collections was Michaels's gruesome, swaggering depiction of the sexual rampage that was the swinging '60s in New York– 'the worm bucket,' as Michaels described an orgy."

Related material for meditation on this, the anniversary (according to Encyclopaedia Britannica) of the birth of author Jerzy Kosinski— his novel The Hermit of 69th Street.

Kosinski was not unfamiliar with Michaels's worm bucket.  For related information, see Hermit (or at least a review).

In Leiber's stories the symbol of the Snakes is similar to the famed Yin-Yang symbol, also known as the T'ai-chi tu.  For an analysis of this symbol by Arnheim, see the previous entry.  See also "Sunday in the Park with Death" (Log24, Oct. 26, 2003):

"Ay que bonito es volar  
    A las dos de la mañana
— "La Bruja"

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Sunday June 10, 2007

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Like a Melody

An excerpt from
The Miracle of the Bells
quoted in
A Mass for Lucero

“‘A pretty girl–          
 is like a melody—- !’
But that was always
Bill Dunnigan’s      
Song of Victory….  
Thus thought the…
press agent for     
       ‘The Garden of the Soul.'”

Ay que bonito es volar  
    A las dos de la mañana
— “La Bruja

For a rendition by
Salma Hayek, click
on the picture below.

Related material:
Log24 entries for
May 18, 2007.

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