We will be exploring the nature of Hunger which Bear has chosen for our weekly theme. Let’s delve into our innate hunger for meaning, the desire to explore and understand our inner and outer reality. Why do we hunger for experiences to justify our existence, why “do” anything at all to satisfy our carnal subconscious longings? Existentialists call forth the unfolding of a grand design, perhaps we are programmed for hunger, destined to remain as Hungry Ghosts lost in physical form.
Hunger is the under-lying drive which compels us to live, for better or worse, for there is no better impetus to keep the experiment going. Massive Attack provides the brilliant track – Dissolved Girl – for the dystopian sci-fi movie Immortal.
♪Take me now baby here as I am
Pull me close, try and understand
Desire is hunger is the fire I breathe
Love is a banquet on which we feed♪
Patti Smith Group – Because the night 1978
The hunger for Truth! From 1998 neo-noir sci-fi film Dark City features Jennifer Connelly lounge singing Sway
Beethoven was known for his impassioned appetite and tortured soul: Beethoven Pathetique Sonata no. 8 – 1st Movement in C minor
How does one satisfy hunger? Music is known to soothe the savage beast: J.S.Bach – Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in C major, BWV 846 – performed by Friedrich Gulda 1972.
Mankind has always hungered to be the best in competition, striving for pride, for the joys of life: Scott Joplin – Dueling Pianos Competition Scene.
At some point we must awaken from our slumber, to transcend this mortal coil and understand a greater truth… Tchaikovsky – The Sleeping Beauty: No. 9. Finale (The Spell) – AWAKE!
♪I don’t know why nobody told you
how to unfold you love
I don’t know how someone controlled you
they bought and sold you
I look at the world and I notice it’s turning
While my guitar gently weeps
With every mistake we must surely be learning
Still my guitar gently weeps♪
The Beatles-While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Clearly we’re due for a Change – Deftones
The day we lose our destructive urges, our unconscious hunger, is the day we become As One – Waitaha. “With the Blessings of my Elders, this Waiata-Karakia ‘Prayer Song’ encourages us to embrace All Life As One!”