YellowBlueBus №1 connects the dots between
Nietzsche and Zarathustra
YBB issue №1 takeaway:
Transform sadness into TRAGIC JOY.
You have a moment in time and space to play.
Life is a game; it goes on and on.
Think for yourself and connect the dots:
“The Cacao Plant” video essay by Theo Jollife.
“Painting in the dark” video essay by Adam Westbrook based on the life of Van Gogh.
“Entr'Acte” a 1924 French short film directed by René Clair with a score by Erik Satie.
If you choose only one thing, watch “Entr'Acte”, one of the best-known avant-garde films of the 1920s. Prepare to be blown away.
Tragic joy is a challenge for me as a melancholic. Episode 171 of Untangle podcast with Dr. Rick Hanson was super useful to me. Start listening at a specific place:
The name of the episode “Top 5 ways to be happier in 2019” didn’t resonate with me. Since I read Hanson’s book Hard Wiring Happiness three years ago, I decided to give it a try. Two days after listening it for the first time I decided that I need to listen to it again. I finally understood how to feel the feelings.
The issue №1 of YellowBlueBus online zine would not be possible without the following graphic materials:
Photos by Neto de Castro: yellow mushroom, yellow butterfly, caterpillar, firefly on a yellow flower.
Images of a Cacao fruit from the video essay “The Cacao Plant” by Theo Jollife, published by Manchester Museum.
Van Gogh’s self-portrait with straw hat, summer 1887, oil on pasteboard, Detroit Institute of Arts.
Image of Van Gogh’s painting on top of his self-portrait from the video essay “Painting in the Dark” by Adam Westbrook
Untangle podcast visuals
Photo of Dr. Rick Hanson
Photo of Rebecca Solnit by David Levene / Eyevine / Redux from NewYorker’s article “Rebecca Solnit’s faith in feminist storytelling”
Photo of Friedrich Nietzsche from BigThink’s article “Nietzsche's Top 15 Aphorisms, for Your Next Existential Crisis"
Image of the Philips Hue lightbulb, because it’s a life-changing technology.
Eric Satie & Francis Picabia, Rene Clair & Jean Biorlin on the set of the “Entr'Acte”: Wikimedia
A page with sheet music Cinema. Entr'acte Symphonique De "Relache”