The Chansonnier Cordiforme (1470s) or Chansonnier de Jean de Montchenu is a
cordiform (heart-shaped) music manuscript
We are all made up of various factors of life affirming gifts. Anyone can tell you to reflect and point yourself in that direction.
Captain Kirk (William Shatner) has made some documentaries about the freedom of moving towards acceptance of whatever is in outer space. Boldly go where no one has been, and do not attempt to change what you find.
Television and film have brought so many alienated concepts together. The energies of those who work in these fields is often spectacular like the Phoenix, who dies to be reborn. Some of us find the fantasy easier to watch than the supposed realities. Even Antigone’s pain is a step away from the financial politics of the here and now.
What is slavery? Most of us feel enslaved by our existing parameters. The Turks were slaves to the Mongolians. The Jews were slaves to the Egyptians. Many in Britain were slaves to the philosophies of financially wealthy alternate belief systems. And of course, the Africans became enslaved to the new world.
But, internal freedom is always there to be enjoyed. The person who retreats to a cave is working on their ability to open their heart.
The cowardly lion knew he needed a unbreakable bond to his heart. The word root of courage is Coeur. Why, purpose, and meaning? These words are the never ending story. Why is where we go to find cause. Purpose gives us motivation and energy. Meaning is how we express the intangible.
—Cyrano by Rostand