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Monday, August 13, 2012

The Eternal Return of Bill Murray

Posted by on Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 8:25 AM

There's an old Shona belief that a person who is alive today is not original but has appeared before in the past and will appear again in the future. As there are only so many types of stories you can tell, there are only so many types of humans that are possible. I thought of this belief when looking at SAM's funerary portrait of a 1st or 2nd century Romanized Egyptian. You see who he is?

Bill is a type that has appeared in the past and will appear again in future.


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--MC 1
Veni, vide, calce asino!
Posted by --MC on August 13, 2012 at 8:37 AM · Report this
rob! 2
It's Groundhog Day. Aaaagain.
Posted by rob! on August 13, 2012 at 9:23 AM · Report this
Hymn 134: Eternal Spirit of the Living Bill Murray

Eternal Spirit of the living Bill Murray,
I know not how to ask or what to say;
I only know my need, as deep as life,
and only you can teach me how to play.

Come, play in me the joke I need this day;
help me to see your wisdom and your wit
where I have failed, what I have done amiss;
fed in forgiving laughs, let me be filled.

Come with the farce I need, the visage wry
of mellow mope, of melancholy;
enrichment of this life in jest outpoured;
my thanks to you, O Bill; your cheer in me.
Posted by eliade on August 13, 2012 at 9:37 AM · Report this

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