Fried Grey Matter

Fried Grey Matter

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Photographed by Jean-Jacques M.
Cordón, Montevideo, Uruguay, 12.04.2015
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“In the present day we consume 5 to 10 times as much electronically-delivered content as 10 or 15 years ago, and much of it low quality. This situation is unprecedented in the history of humanity, yet we have no real mechanisms in place for managing it. Of course, logically-speaking, just as each and every person is responsible for their own eating habits, they are also responsible for how they consume media and entertainment. Human beings need space for self-development and with our free time being taken up by a plethora of distractions, self-development languishes. This might explain the infantile and immature actions we witness by “grown-ups” on the internet, a very recent phenomenon.

Similar to how the overconsumption of unhealthy food can contaminate one’s physical body, the same happens with the psyche with excessive and compulsive consumption of tabloid news, mindless entertainment and narcissism-inducing celebrity and social media, as well as compulsive social networking. It’s just that the effects are invisible to the naked eye as opposed to food, but binge-consumption of anything will eventually lead to negative effects one way or the other.”

Quoted from the (updated) column, Building the New World Within – Part 7, by Jean-jacques M. © 2015. All Rights Reserved. Read the full article.


Montevideo Murals

Street Scene Mural, Montevideo, Uruguay. Photograph by Jean-Jacques M

“My Neighbourhood”, Mural, Barrio Cordón, Uruguay, March 2015.

Street art is big in Montevideo, with interesting styles. Here are a couple of examples which I took pictures of recently in one of the older neighbourhoods of the city, Cordón.

– Jean-Jacques

Murals, Montevideo, Uruguay, March 2015
Photographed by Jean-Jacques M. (Pentax K50).
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Rustic ARTitecture

Rustic Building with Street Art in San Telmo District, Buenos Aires, March 2015. Photographed by Jean-Jacques with Pentium P30T Film SLR & Fuji Film ISO 200. Copyright © 2015 · All Rights Reserved · Gypsy Café

Rustic ‘Artitecture’ – San Telmo District, Buenos Aires, March 2015.

I arrived in South America 3 weeks ago and got these shots with my Film SLR and then as usual I had to wait for them to be developed. I might take most of my future shots with my Digital SLR as it has become increasingly difficult (and expensive) to get film processed, no matter where you are in the world. – Jean-Jacques

Rustic Building with Street Art in San Telmo District,
Buenos Aires, March 2015.
Photographed by Jean-Jacques M.
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Building the New World Within (7) – Incoming Evolution Imminent

Berlin Wall, Germany. By Jean-Jacques M. © 1998 -2015. All Rights Reserved

Berlin Wall, Germany. By Jean-Jacques M. © 1998 -2015. All Rights Reserved.

We need to fully understand that humanity is in transition right now. One could look at it in the following way by using another analogy. There are two streams. They are flowing at the same time. The one is wide and polluted and slowing down. The other is narrow and clear and increasingly coming on-stream. The fish in the wide stream have lost their colour and are lacklustre and tired due to the contamination. They are finding it harder and harder to make headway through the murk. Some of them have forgotten where they came from and where they are going to. The narrow and clear stream is flowing within the wide and polluted stream. The fish in the clear part of the stream have decontaminated themselves and have regained their colour and vibrancy. They have remembered where the came from and they know where they are going to, so they are staying inside the narrow, fast moving, clear stream. They are excited and appreciative about having chosen the clear stream and having rejuvenated their sense of direction. The narrow stream has a clear destination. It is flowing back home. The wide polluted stream’s destination is unknown. Up ahead the two streams will diverge. It is best to choose well with which flow we are going to go.

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By Jean-Jacques @ Gypsy Café © 2015. All Rights Reserved. Gypsycafe.org


The Evolved Human at Diana Graham’s Eco-Shrine

The Evolved Eco-Conscious Human by Diana Graham

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Building the New World Within (6) – Groundhog Day Revisited

Many small people who in many small places do many small things can change the face of the world-001

In the 1993 film, Groundhog Day by writer Danny Rubin and director Harold Ramis, Bill Murray plays the role of a television weatherman, Phil Connors who gets stuck in a small town due to strange circumstances, a situation which ultimately leads to his individuation and personal transformation.

The underlying theme of individuation is incredibly strong throughout the film, but is dealt with in such a light-hearted manner that elements of it could easily be missed. To illustrate how the individuation process might look like for an individual, on a practical level, let’s revisit some segments from this film.

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Photograph and text by Jean-Jacques @ Gypsy Café

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The Liffey Cuts The City…

The City Poetry

The Liffey Cuts THE CITY……Like a meandering blue vein, ANCIENT POETRY……ECHOES IN SOFT RAIN

Just over a year ago I returned from Ireland. For me this is so recent that I could just as well still be there, but I’m not. I could just step out of my Irish Sea red brick sea-facing house (in which I rented a small apartment), jump on a bus and be in the city centre in about 12 minutes flat, traffic depending, but I can’t.

The beauty of travel for me is that I’m travelling even when I’m not. I’m there and here at the same time and everywhere else where I’ve been before. Naturally it’s where I’ve been most recent where I’m mostly still at. No long-haul journeys with stop-overs or continent hopping or hemisphere exchanges required. The experiences, visuals and insights you had, especially the intense ones, linger and mature and eventually return as a memory-filled kaleidoscopic landscape of sorts that meanders through your mind.

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By Jean-Jacques @ Gypsy Café

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Photographs by Jean-Jacques.


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