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At the press conference about the passing of Francoise Gilot’s third husband Jonas Salk, there was this exchange between a young reporter and Ms. Gilot (first husband Pablo Picasso):

The young woman reporter asked her to explain how it was she had been the great love of such powerful men. Ms. Gilot fixed her with an icy stare and answered, “Lions mate with lions. They do not mate with mice.”

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University educated; retired, formally with senior career.

Pro: common sense, education, good health, environmentalism and volunteerism.
Anti: willful ignorance, conspiracy theories, firearms and addictions.

Proudly reality, science and fact-based.

PEERS are welcome for non-committal chat.


Paloma NYC
Paloma NYC: Crossover
Eddy Clearwater

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Paloma NYC: "Walk with the wise and become wise,
for a companion of fools suffers harm."
Proverbs 13:20

"A man is known by the company he keeps."
Aesop, The Ass and His Purchaser
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Paloma NYC: Why O why are some chatters using Russian dating site photos as their profile pics?
I'd be tickled pink to know.
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Paloma NYC: Toe tapping'

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Paloma NYC: “PITY THE NATION”
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, 2007 (After Khalil Gibran 1933)

Pity the nation whose people are sheep
And whose shepherds mislead them

Pity the nation whose leaders are liars
Whose sages are silenced
And whose bigots haunt the airwaves

Pity the nation that raises not its voice
Except to praise conquerors
And acclaim the bully as hero
And aims to rule the world
By force and by torture

Pity the nation that knows
No other language but its own
And no other culture but its own

Pity the nation whose breath is money
And sleeps the sleep of the too well fed

Pity the nation oh pity the people
who allow their rights to erode
and their freedoms to be washed away

My country, tears of thee
Sweet land of liberty!


copyright Lawrence Ferlinghetti
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Paloma NYC: For you.

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Paloma NYC to dgreenbaum225: L' Shana Tova
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dgreenbaum225
dgreenbaum225: Thank you so much and L'Shana Tova as well
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Paloma NYC: Shine

Shine

Let your little light shine


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Paloma NYC: The Peace of Wild Things
By Wendell Berry

When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.

I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
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Paloma NYC: NYT
Lifelong Exercise Adds Up

"Those men and women who reported exercising moderately throughout their adult lives, walking or otherwise being in motion for a few hours most weeks, saved an average of $1,350 annually — or about 16 percent — on health care expenses after reaching age 65 compared to sedentary people."

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/16/well/move/exercise-health-care-cost-savings.html
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Paloma NYC: Arranged for lute by Thomas Dunford
Bach: Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: I. Prélude

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Paloma NYC: https://www.thomas-dunford.com/music
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Paloma NYC: You may find this as lovely as I do.

Kalimankou Denkou (The Evening Gathering)
Bulgarian State Television Female Choir

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Paloma NYC: For today.
Signora, Ascolta from "Turandot"

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dgreenbaum225
dgreenbaum225: Remorseless Day? Yes. I think I have all of the three series.
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Paloma NYC in reply to dgreenbaum225: Yes. I do believe that is the finale.
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Paloma NYC in reply to Paloma NYC: Look! Look! Did you see this?
Endeavour Returns for Season 8

April 22, 2021: Filming has begun on Season 8 of the critically-acclaimed detective drama, Endeavour, with lead actor Shaun Evans directing the first of the three new episodes.

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/specialfeatures/endeavour-endeavour-returns-for-season-8/?fbclid=IwAR0IOx7kVJTwUFtjbaCLkZiHw7ql1JxTj5-YkZx2ILNO6NzVuvAfKB7GgkY
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Paloma NYC: The beauty that is England.

NYT
A Cyclist on the English Landscape
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/05/travel/sussex-bicycle-portraits.html
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Paloma NYC: The Louvre collections are now online!

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/louvre-puts-entire-collection-online-redoubles-efforts-track-looted-art-180977367/

https://collections.louvre.fr/
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Paloma NYC: Simply the best.

Tina: HBO documentary
https://www.hbo.com/documentaries/tina
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Paloma NYC: Morten Lauridsen, Lux Æterna, Los Angeles Master Chorale and Sinfonia

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Paloma NYC: Time for some Jimmy Reed!



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Paloma NYC: One of my favorites:
Philip Glass's Evening Song No. 2 performed by Timo Andres

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Paloma NYC: The New Yorker
How Pandemics Wreak Havoc—and Open Minds
"The plague marked the end of the Middle Ages and the start of a great cultural renewal. Could the coronavirus, for all its destruction, offer a similar opportunity for radical change?"

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/07/20/how-pandemics-wreak-havoc-and-open-minds?campaign_id=154&emc=edit_cb_20200713&instance_id=20279&nl=coronavirus-briefing&regi_id=5693278&segment_id=33308&te=1&user_id=34c26f0a1662953680928818bb75b84f
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bary_j9468
bary_j9468: Referring to our first conversation, if 65 years of living has conferred an increased ability to "accept" the things I cannot change and be largely liberated from the gravity of group-think and approval, it has also produced (I'm sorry to reveal) an increased (and well-justified) cynicism about human nature. It is far from always true, but with regard to the Covid-19 Coronavirus, I have been prescient and wholly accurate in my predictions from the very beginning, particularly about how some would attempt to purposefully confuse their followers for selfish gains and ends. Therefore, I did not underestimate how easily some people would be willing to lead others to their slaughters with seeming psychological impunity. Nor did I undercalculate the number of people in the United States who have not cultivated sufficient critical-thinking skills to their disadvantages and detriments. I did not underestimate the unlikelihood that this plague would bring right and left, red and blue, north and south, and Black and White any closer together. If this common jeopardy can't achieve that, what conceivably can?

I will never fully comprehend non-integrated, compartmentalized, minds, and the capacity of some to treat integrally connected realities as if they are entirely separate and disparate matters. Nor will I ever underestimate the ability of this psychological malady to cause misery and distruction of countless others.

Thank you for providing the New Yorker article, and thank you for reading my response. I appreciate it, and you.
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bary_j9468: Know what I'm talkin 'bout?
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Paloma NYC
Paloma NYC: Yes. I do.
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