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The Light in the Heart by Roy T. Bennett

"Don't just learn, experience.
Don't just read, absorb.
Don't just change, transform.
Don't just relate, advocate.
Don't just promise, prove.
Don't just criticize, encourage.
Don't just think, ponder.
Don't just take, give.
Don't just see, feel.
Don't just dream, do.
Don't just hear, listen.
Don't just talk, act.
Don't just tell, show.
Don't just exist, live."

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What does the poet say: Arseny Tarkovsky

Credit: Arseny Tarkovsky in the mid 1930s; Wikipedia


Man has but one body,
as lone as a loner,
The soul has had enough of
This sheer shell
With ears and eyes
the size of fivepense coins
And skin, all scars,
hung on the skeleton.

The soul flies through the cornea
To the well of heaven,
To the icy wheel spoke of
the bird-drawn chariot,
And through the bars
of its living prison, it hears
the rattle of forests and fields,
the trumpet of the seven seas.

the soul without a body is piteous,
like a body without a shirt, —
stripped of intent, or deed,
design, or strophe.
A riddle without a key:
Who will return again
having danced on that stage
Where no one's left to dance?

I dream of another soul,
in another garment:
It burns, flickering back and forth
From timidity to hope,
Turning to flame, like alcohol, it departs
With no shadow, through the land,
Leaving gathered lilacs
On the table, as a souvenir.

Run, child, don't lament
Over poor Eurydice,
And roll your bronze hoop
Around the world with a stick,
As long as, at a quarter of a sound,
In reply to each step,
The earth roars in your ears
Both merrily and dryly.

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On this date, 94 years ago…

Credit: Poster for the movie The Jazz Singer (1927), featuring stars Eugenie Besserer and Al Jolson. Warner Bros. (original rights holder); Wikipedia

The first film with pre-recorded audio dialogue

The seventh art was always somewhere between aesthetics and technology. Whenever there was a technological breakthrough it revolutionized the world of cinema as well. The first big turnabout was the appearance of speech on the screen. It was October 6, 1927, when The Jazz Singer, starring Al Jonson, premiered at the Warner Theater in New York. That was the first feature movie with dialogue. It wasn't immediate but that movie marked the end of the silent-film era.

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3 mind-blowing predictions about the future

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What is our future?

Have you ever wondered what will happen in the future? How will technology revolutionize our world? How it will look like in the next 100 or even more years? Well, most probably, yes. Now, one of the most important figures in science and, more specifically, physics today – prof. Michio Kaku – shares his view for the recent future. No matter if you find his ideas fascinating or terrifying, I personally felt them both ways, they do not sound like yet another science fiction. On the contrary, they seem like knocking on the front door of humanity.

Here you can enjoy three of his predictions of what will be the future of human society.
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Jet stream changes could amplify weather extremes by the 2060s

View looking down an ice coring borehole atop the Greenland ice sheet
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Drilling into the Greenland ice sheet, researchers reconstructed the jet stream's past

New U.S. National Science Foundation-funded research provides insights into how the position and intensity of the North Atlantic jet stream have changed during the past 1,250 years. The findings suggest that the position of the jet stream could migrate outside of the range of natural variability by as early as the year 2060 under unabated greenhouse gas emissions, with potentially drastic weather-related consequences for societies on both sides of the Atlantic.

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