Thursday, November 17, 2016

Phillip Elliott writes

what does it feel like

let it out in small bursts 

controlled—you don’t want to 
                                                          fall down there           

you nearly didn’t make it out last


filtered through chord progressions

melodious mellifluous repetitive taunting repetitive taunting repetitive taunting so good  
what track is this it reminds me of repetitive taunting repetitive taunting excellent lyrics

heart tremors cracked like gravel like eggshells like withered sorghum like longing
but don’t you know you’re in this for the long haul you should have 
ended it when
chance or at least make the most of it buy a new car or even a new tie I
hear they're half price at tesco it will go well with your bored face and you
can always use it to 

hallways to Liminal multicolouredpills

Dreamer, time to wake

find the rest of you (in the cavity of her chest) 

Don’t Loiter In The Vacuum


 Liminal -- Mary Brack


  1. The concept of liminality (from the Latin “limen,” a threshold) was first developed in the early 20th century by folklorist Arnold van Gennep in “Les rites de passage” (The Rites of Passage) (1909) which divided rites-of-passage rituals into three phases: preliminary, liminaire (liminality), and postliminaire (post-liminality). It is the quality of ambiguity or disorientation between a previous way of structuring identity, time, or community, and a new way, which the ritual establishes. Anthropologist Victor Turner rediscovered van Gennep’s work in 1963 and published “The Forest of Symbols” in 1967, which included an essay, “Betwixt and Between: The Liminal Period in Rites of Passage.” In his work, Turner expanded the concept of liminality beyond rites of passage and made it central to any transition between one culturally defined state or status to another; to emphasize the importance of liminality he slightly renamed van Gennep’s three phases, calling them preliminal, liminal, and postliminal, and coined the term “liminoid” to refer to experiences that have liminal characteristics but are optional and don't involve resolution of a personal crisis. That which is liminal is part of society, while whatever is liminoid is a break from society, part of play; a graduation ceremony is liminal, a rock concert is liminoid. The Franciscan writer Richard Rohr described liminal space as “the place of waiting, … a unique spiritual position where human beings hate to be…. It is when you have left the tried and true, but have not yet been able to replace it with anything else. It is when you are finally out of the way. It is when you are between your old comfort zone and any possible new answer." Jungians such as Peter Homans have applied the concept to the individuation process of self-realization as taking place within a liminal space. 'Individuation begins with a withdrawal from normal modes of socialization, a "movement through liminal space and time, from disorientation to integration.... What takes place in the dark phase of liminality is a process of breaking the interest of ‘making whole’ one's meaning, purpose and sense of relatedness once more.” Furthermore, Homans even posited Jung's psychology as “a form of ‘permanent liminality’ in which there is no need to return to social structure.”

  2. Jack Cohen began selling war-surplus groceries from a stall at Well Street Market in London in 1919. In 1924 he purchased a shipment of tea from Thomas Edward Stockwell and combined those initials with the first two letters of his surname to create Tesco; in 1930 he opened his first permanent indoor market stall and the first Tesco store in1931. His business motto was "pile it high and sell it cheap" and he motivated his sales force with an internal motto, "YCDBSOYA" (You Can't Do Business Sitting On Your Arse); by 1939 he had over 100 stores across the UK. In 1932, he traveled to the US to investigate self-service supermarkets but was not impressed. After World war II, however, his son-in-law Hyman Kreitman changed Cohen’s mind, and he opened one of the first British supermarkets in 1956, allowing Tesco to expand even more, becoming the fourth-largest chain in the UK by the time Cohen retired in 1969 in favor of Kreitman. (In 1961 the Tesco in Leicester was listed in the “Guinness Book of Records” as the largest store in Europe.) In 1985 Ian MacLaurin
    became chairman and led Tesco from the Cohen model of down-market high-volume low-cost retailer and diversified both geographically and into new retail areas such as books, clothing, electronics, furniture, toys, petrol, software, financial services, telecommunications, and internet services. By the time he retired in 1997 Tesco had overtaken Sainsbury's to become the largest UK retailer; the chain grew from 500 stores in the mid-1990s to 2,500 stores 15 years later. Now it has stores in 12 countries across Asia and Europe and is the grocery market leader in the UK, Ireland, Hungary, Malaysia, and Thailand; it is the third-largest retailer in the world (by profits) and fifth-largest (by revenues).


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