I received mail from Thom Courcelle and Ruud  Janssen in the same week. They seem tied together in some way – so Thom – your work has informed the meaning I have ascribed to Ruud’s new FLUXUS word.


Time is short, soon there will be ZALOP of it left.  Use every minute wisely – its an un-renewable resource.

 Thank you for the accompanying note and wishes – Ruud – the same to you too – ALL the best for 2012 – many thanks again for the IUOMA platform and the opportunity to extend your FLUXUS Word Score.

 First from Thom – made the day after Xmas – and here we are at the end of January already – EEEEK!!! Thank you for another red ribbon. Your masks are fascinating – how we act behind them, or the persona we employ when our real faces are hidden in the Ether – that’s a topic for another day?

Note with Thom's next work: - further thoughts are superfluous... 

For some time I thought there was time

and that there would always be time

for what I had a mind to do

and what I would imagine

going back to and finishing it

as I had found it the first time

but by this time I do not know

what I thought when I thought back then

there is no time yet it grows less...

- W.W. Merwin

Thom says he knits these all by himself. No elves were involved or harmed in their manufacture.

The Gotij Manifesto:

Words from an old hymn ring in my ears

Time like an ever rolling stream

Bears all its sons away

They fly forgotten as a dream

Dies at the opening day

Thank you Thom and Ruud.

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Comment by Marie Wintzer on February 3, 2012 at 11:33am

Cheryl! Great stuff! (not because I'm there too, but yeeeey) :-)))

(DVS, that was a month before the earthquake, I couldn't find a better excuse)

Comment by cheryl penn on February 3, 2012 at 8:17am

Comment by De Villo Sloan on February 2, 2012 at 12:50am

I think you were fleeing Tokyo from the nuclear disaster.

Comment by Marie Wintzer on February 1, 2012 at 11:27pm

:-)))) it looked familiar but not quite. Where was I February 16 of 2011?? probably busy pairing my socks again. I'll go check out that blog!

Comment by De Villo Sloan on February 1, 2012 at 4:19pm

Marie, you haven't seen the charts - or don't remember? You should read your friends' blog postings!


Comment by cheryl penn on February 1, 2012 at 8:12am

William Blake wrote:

"I have heard many People say, 'Give me the Ideas. It is no matter what Words you put them into.'"
To this he replies, "Ideas cannot be Given but in their minutely Appropriate Words."

Comment by cheryl penn on February 1, 2012 at 8:04am

I SO hope these are going to be mailed??? Or at least copies thereof? The tomato war? Or should I leave that in the realms of imagination? GREAT Ruud :-) X!

Comment by Marie Wintzer on February 1, 2012 at 7:30am

Oh and it's getting better and better!! :-o

Comment by Ruud Janssen on February 1, 2012 at 7:27am

Comment by Ruud Janssen on February 1, 2012 at 7:25am



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