Narrated by Frank Albo… 1:37
Places, places, …PLACES EVERYONE, … and… ACTION! (sound of wooden slappy thing on the thing you see on takes when filming a move-ee and people are act-ing).
The One Two Two in Paris, France
The One-Two-Two was named after its address, 122 Rue de Provence. The numbers were translated into English to ensure that tourists would be able to find the brothel.
Opened in 1924 by Marcel Jamet and his wife Doriane— who herself was an erstwhile courtesan of Le Chabanais, the most popular and posh bordello in Paris until the advent of the One-Two-Two. Jamet and his wife designed their brothel as a sort of trip around the world. Based on a Kama Sutra-esque exploration, sexual wonderment and expression where inspired by travel through rooms decorated to evoke both world geography and history – with nods to various fetishes becoming more emphatic the more stairs patrons were willing to climb. While it boasted a deceptively austere exterior, The One-Two-Two was, on the inside, something of an X-rated theme park.
Travis and Hunter drive to Houston, while Hunter recounts the Big Bang and the origins of Earth. When they arrive at the Houston bank, Hunter identifies his mother in a car, making a drive-in deposit. He calls for Travis via walkie-talkie, and they follow her car to the peep-show club where she works. While Hunter waits outside, Travis goes in, finding the business has rooms with one-way mirrors, where clients only converse with the strippers through a telephone. He eventually sees Jane, though she cannot see him, and leaves.
The next day, Travis leaves Hunter at the Méridien Hotel in downtown Houston, with a message that he feels obliged to reunite mother and son, as he is guilty of separating them in the first place. Travis returns to the peep show. Seeing Jane again, and with her seemingly unaware of who he is, he tells her a story, ostensibly about other people. He describes a man and younger girl who meet, marry and have a child.
Le Meridian in Paris, France
KPAC’s name (Krider Performing Arts Center) is taken from a Paris, Tennessee, couple, Clem and Ruby Krider. For more than 60 years, they played a major role in the art community of Henry County. Ruby taught public speaking and drama to many generations of Parisians, a few being Tony winner Cherry Jones, Pulitzer Prize winner John Noble Wilford, Cheers star Shelley Long, Vanderbilt law professor Robert Covington, and Ford Motor Company Controller Frank Mason.
In the summer of 2003, KPAC was minorly hit by a tornado passing through the Henry County area.
The lobby windows and such were damaged. It wasn’t damaged nearly as badly, though, as one of the nearby wings of the Paris Elementary School; the third-grade hallway of the building had to be rebuilt. While the school wing took several months to repair, KPAC was soon and again opened to the public.
“And MJ, my ex husband is from Johnson City. Spent many a white Christmases there. It’s a magical place.”
December 2 & 3 – Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity presented by the KPAC PLAYERS. This beautiful musical features a score of mountain-styled Christmas music and an ever-inspiring message of hope! Performances at 7:00 p.m. Admission: $10.00.
…it’s how you slice it
The Judgement of Paris is a story from Greek mythology, which was one of the events that led up to the Trojan War and (in slightly later versions of the story) to the foundation of Rome.
It is recounted that Zeus held a banquet in celebration of the marriage of Peleus and Thetis (parents of Achilles). However, Eris, goddess of discord was not invited, for it was believed she would have made the party unpleasant for everyone. Angered by this snub, Eris arrived at the celebration with a golden apple from the Garden of the Hesperides, which she threw into the proceedings as a prize of beauty. According to some later versions, upon the apple was the inscription καλλίστῃ (kallistēi, “To/for the fairest one”).
Three goddesses claimed the apple: Hera, Athena and Aphrodite. They asked Zeus to judge which of them was fairest, and eventually he, reluctant to favor any claim himself, declared that Paris, a Trojan mortal, would judge their cases, for he had recently shown his exemplary fairness in a contest in which Ares in bull form had bested Paris’s own prize bull, and the shepherd-prince had unhesitatingly awarded the prize to the god.
Thus it happened that, with Hermes as their guide, the three candidates bathed in the spring of Ida, then confronted Paris on Mount Ida in the climactic moment that is the crux of the tale. After failing to judge their beauty with their clothing on, the three goddesses stripped nude to convince Paris of their worthiness.
While Paris inspected them, each attempted with her powers to bribe him; Hera offered to make him king of Europe and Asia, Athena offered wisdom and skill in war, and Aphrodite, who had the Charites and the Horai to enhance her charms with flowers and song (according to a fragment of the Cypria quoted by Athenagoras of Athens), offered the world’s most beautiful woman (Euripides, Andromache, l.284, Helena l. 676). This was Helen of Sparta, wife of the Greek king Menelaus. Paris accepted Aphrodite’s gift and awarded the apple to her, receiving Helen as well as the enmity of the Greeks and especially of Hera. The Greeks’ expedition to retrieve Helen from Paris in Troy is the mythological basis of the Trojan War.
Pythagoras may have become acquainted with the Pentagram during his sojourns in Egypt and Babylon (perhaps 554-533 BCE); in any case the Pythagoreans used it as a sign of recognition (Iambl., Vita Pyth. XXXIII). They called the Pentagram (Hugieia), which is usually translated “Health,” but has more the sense of Soundness…
or Wholeness, and, more generally, any Divine Blessing (LSJ s.v. hugieia, Suppl. s.v. hugieia). (Hugieia comes from the same Indo-European root as gives us “quick” [i.e. living], “viva,” “vital,” “bios” [life], “zôê” [life] and “azoth.”
Defining “the block” is where saturn and time are relevant…
It has been traditionally associated with “vigor”, “vigil” and the Latin words “vegetus” [lively, vigorous] and “vegeo” [to quicken], which come from the same Indo-European root as “Wicca” and “Witch.”)
The Pentagram was still used to mean “Hugieia” in Paracelsus’ time (c.1493-1541). The Pythagoreans also used “Be sound / whole / blessed!” (, Hugiaine!) as their greeting or password (Scholia in Aristoph., Nubes 609; Lucian, Pro lapsu 5). In fact Bonner (p. 177) notes that “Hugieia” is a fairly common inscription on amulets, and that Perdrizet thinks it and similar inscriptions are Oriental in origin (although the word is Greek). Hugieia (Hygeia) is also, of course, the Goddess of Health, called Salus by the Romans; She is the daughter of the God Aesculapius.
Down here in the ‘holler (chattanooga), I grew up knowing telephone number prefixes (the first 3 numbers) as 867, being in lots of phone numbers of friends, etc. I remember having a land line phone number and also my friends having a number that started with 867…Jenny, I got your number 😉
What is “this”? What is happening? Where are we? Here, there, everywhere?!…
IMO, it’s about our human experience that is connected to a source that is having a human experience in order to know “itself”. The Venus factor is seeming to be “how much do you want to know?”
Venus is about freedom. Do what you want 😉
In other words, what is the structure constant in this dream realm?
In the town the King has announced that he wishes to marry off his daughter, but any suitor must agree to complete an arduous task to the end or be put to death. After one glimpse of the beautiful girl, the young man agrees. The King tosses a golden ring into the sea and tells the young man to retrieve it. He also adds that the young man must either bring the ring back, drown retrieving the ring, or be drowned upon returning without it.
Immediately three fish appear floating a bit of seaweed ahead of them, and on the seaweed rests the King’s ring. Astonished, the King agrees to the marriage of his daughter to the young man. However, the daughter sets him upon another task of refilling sacks of grain that she has spilled in the grass. The young man is discouraged because he believes it impossible to gather all of the grain from the ground and he lies down and falls asleep shortly. When he wakes, he looks over at the sacks that were empty the night before. To his surprise, they are now filled with grain with not one grain missing. The Ant King had all of the ants working the entire night to fill them.
Still not satisfied with this suitor, the daughter sends him off on another undertaking to bring her an apple from the Tree of Life. The man did not know where the Tree of Life stood, but he set off anyway. After he had walked through three kingdoms, he heard the three fledglings say that they had retrieved the Golden Apple for him after flying over the sea to the end of the world where the Tree of Life stood. Extremely thankful, the young man took the Golden Apple to the princess, and split it with her. The two married and lived in undisturbed happiness to a great age.
It’s about alchemy, the great work, the finished product, the joining of opposites, the union, the grand finale, the most beautiful thing, the most perfect, the ascension.
Home is ONE.
we haven’t even talked about the eclipse yet…