De laatste Roker


Bijna 30 jaar geleden schreef W.F. Hermans het verhaal van "De laatste roker." 

De door Hermans beschreven dystopie, die hij in 2021 liet plaats hebben, lijkt nu werkelijkheid te worden.

Zelfs het jaartal lijkt te kloppen,  Hermans heeft altijd gelijk!

                                                         Ook het begrip stank is relatief


Ja natuurlijk roken stinkt en is ongezond, maar het is tevens een keus, en dient een vrije keus te blijven.

De betutteling van de overheid gaat wederom alle grenzen te buiten als ik de nieuwe antirook plannen mag geloven.

Ik zit, sta of lig ook liever niet naast een roker (ondanks dat ik zelf tig jaren gerookt heb). Maar zoals W.F. al beschreef, nu de overheden de War On Drugs verloren hebben keren ze zich maar tegen die groep verslaafde die ze wel klein kunnen krijgen.


                                                                        Stop de betutteling

Er zijn voldoende redenen om te stoppen, maar de belangrijkste is de wil te stoppen.  De wil, die o zo waardevolle vrij wil, die wij hier in het Westen zogezegd zouden hebben.

De huidige staat laat weinig over van die vrije wil, elke stap die ik zet lijkt gebonden aan regels.

Werkelijk waar, ik zou er spontaan weer van gaan roken al was het enkel als een statement tegen deze verdere vertrutting van de samenleving.

                                                            De laatste roker een aanrader

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Het titelverhaal " De laatste roker" heeft een sterk dystopische inslag. In het Amsterdam van 2021 heeft de politie een nietsontziende jacht opgezet op tabak en rokers.
Op een kwade dag komt de 84-jarige verstokte roker en nog kankervrije heer Vroegindewey in het bezit van een meer dan clandestiene Gauloise. Zowel voor hem persoonlijk als qua handelswaarde een fortuin.
Hij wordt opgepakt door twee vrouwelijke politiefunctionarissen, van wie één het nichtje van de beroemde dokter Meinsma is. Wellicht verraden door zijn beste vriend dominee Bosdriess wordt de oude Amsterdammer door de vrouwelijke agentes gruwelijk aan zijn einde geholpen. De Gauloises werden zo toch zijn dood.


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     Hier rust de laatste Roker,

     hij was geen onrust stoker.

      Rust zacht laatste Roker.



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Sonatin Clementi
#sonatine #clementi #classicmusic #music #pianomusic #piano #onlyplan #yoorsaudio In this Yoors audio recording you hear a Sonatine by Clementi consisting of three parts. They were played by me on the piano. I love sonatins very much. And from Clementi they are also temperamentous alternating with integrity. And that attracts me very much to play it. They are also very good and challenging finger exercises for piano. I had to practice them a lot in my young years as a little girl to be able to develop well in my piano playing. I had a teacher who really took everything out of it and gave me these kinds of exercises as an assignment time and time again. I also sometimes cursed them those exercises haha, because if you hit even a note wrong, it said “Again!” And then we started all over again from the beginning. Anyway, it works. It's the only way that works for me. Discipline, cheering yourself every time, raging against myself occasionally behind the piano, because the best man hasn't lived for years. But secretly I hear him in my thoughts of “Again! “And then I always have to laugh again, because he was so driven and so am I.. He knew that. Have a lot of listening. So you'll hear three parts in this audio. Warm salute, Madeleine
Gebo, the dynamic reciprocity
Gebo: it is a rune sign, or a letter. But it's also a word. A word related to “give”, but also to a lesser extent with words for “movement”, think “go”. The word refers to reciprocity, but just different from the well-known “what you do not want you to be done” line of thought. Here is an explanation of the valuable principle behind the concept of Gebo. And what happens when it's forgotten. Principe - Gebo represents the essential principle of reciprocity, of balance. Any relationship, regardless of whether it is with a human, animal or Deity, has an underlying transaction, an exchange of energy. This energy can be represented in money, time, material goods, attention, recognition, wisdom or any other matter, physical or not. In some relationships, this is clearly acknowledged and agreed, as in the case of an employment contract. One party gives energy in the form of time, attention, actions and certain responsibilities. And the other party gives energy in the form of recognized currency. But in other relationships it is less framed, less demarcated. For example, in relations between man and (house) animal, between man and man, and between man and Deity. In a healthy relationship there is a certain balance in terms of energy. How this balance looks, of course, differs enormously, whether there is a right balance can only really be known by the parties directly involved. Very important to remember here is that different forms of energy per person can differ in value. For one, it is very valuable when you invite them to come by, for the other such an invitation feels more like a cost. To find out for yourself and for the other how these relationships work together is an important part of building a sustainable relationship. A component that will always remain in development. Man and (house) animal - People could not have built civilizations as we know them, without establishing relationships with other animals. Wolves/dogs that helped with hunting, cattle from which all kinds of valuable goods come, cats that hunt pests, all of them have been important in our march of “civilization”. But more than the other relationships mentioned here, the danger of imbalance is clear and visible worldwide in the relationship between humans and animals. The dog, once a valued and necessary partner. But the dog became increasingly dependent on man, and man independent of the dog. The dog lived and planted on to the whims of man, and could not bring anything against it. While man had more and more space for specialization and entertainment. The positions grew more and more unevenly, dogs that could never form packs, people who bred dogs based on fashion trends. And now there are “purebred dogs” whose brains don't fit inside their skull, dogs are raised to hyperaggressive fighters worldwide, and are thrown away elsewhere when they're not cute enough anymore. The dog has been devalued from living creature to utensils. And partly because of this, man has fallen from partner to, I can't say anything but monster and martyr. We pay in our empathic capacity, in our 'humanity'. (note, this is a simplified explanation for illustration and concerns humanity and rabies as general) For livestock money this problem much more. The relationship between the energy we put into our livestock is in no relation to what comes out. Animal feed is produced in huge quantities and feels less expensive for us (the environmental damage is not passed on unfortunately), the physical space per living creature has become much smaller, and production in meat, milk or eggs per animal has increased tremendously. But now we as (western) people have become dependent on this situation. In fact, we live on the pof. Building the 'cost' on. Global environmental damage, health problems, future pandemics. Gebo requires reckoning, not as punishment, but as a cause-effect. And interest rates are growing cumulatively. As a more positive example, the house cat (I focus here specifically on the fine part, problems around breed cats etc.. are like dogs a tearful reality). A house cat gets a safe home from birth to death, access to food and drink, attention and access to warm sunny spots. In return, they give us some release from mice, but above all something intangible and valuable. The presence of a living being? Entertainment? rest? I don't really have a good word for it.. But I think most of the better cat owners can agree that when the animal is away for a long time, there is a clear loss in the house. gods - Also in a relationship between man and Deity, such a balance is necessary. Only it is impossible for a man to comprehend what, how and who exactly is a Deity. Never expect anything from the Gods for nothing. But what gift or regift can reasonably be expected is inconvenient for an outsider to say. Both historical and modern, there is a variety of options to discover. A fraught term in this is “sacrifice”. Maar gods zijn geen fysieke wezens aan wie je iets makkelijk kan overhandigen. It takes some skill to make the difference between offering a sacrifice (physical or intangible) and simply throwing your gift into the void as pure waste. Start differently with undivided attention, as a kind of invitation or welcome gift. Call this prayer or meditation, the terminology is like the methodology for humans and no objective distinction. In the absence of a better word, “attention” seems to be widely appreciated. If the meditation/prayer is not directly for you, you can also give that attention in other ways. For example, by learning about the Deity in question, or by making or doing something that shows your appreciation for them. For example, a work of art or an article on the internet. Don't keep 'praying' if you feel like not receiving anything in return. Maar houd wel in je achterhoofd dat de gods geen mensen zijn. The simple feeling of being heard, or even more basic the feeling of having spoken can already be a regift. But perhaps when you learn to pay attention, you will notice that the influence of this Deity is gradually becoming more present in yourself and in your life. Maybe Freya teaches you to love and mourn, maybe Mijmer teaches you to be considered, maybe Wodan will teach you the ecstasy of anger, or Hoenir will teach you the power of silence. Or maybe the “gifts” come across as punishments. Help in discovering the necessary lessons and confrontations in your life for example. Unless you are lucky enough to employ a very devoted and gifted priest, you will have to and may experience this for yourself. And also discover the balance yourself. In this you may make mistakes, but those mistakes will never be without consequence. Do not forget the great wisdom of the Havamal: “Every gift requires a regift.” Gratitude and appreciation can already be good regivers, as long as it is truly sincere. And sincere appreciation you show again not only with a “thank you”. #Heidenisme #paganism #rune #spirituality #philosophy #bore #reciprocity #religie