28 January

indexAs long as the dark foundation of our nature, grim in its all-encompassing egoism, mad in its drive to make that egoism into reality, to devour everything and to define everything by itself, as long as that foundation is visible, as long as this truly original sin exists within us, we have no business here and there is no logical answer to our existence. Imagine a group of people who are all blind, deaf and slightly demented and suddenly someone in the crowd asks, “What are we to do?”… The only possible answer is “Look for a cure”. Until you are cured, there is nothing you can do. And since you don’t believe you are sick, there can be no cure.

Vladimir Sergeyevich Solovyov: Sun Aquarius, Moon Virgo, born January 28, 1853 – August 13 1900, was a Russian philosopher, poet, literary critic, His religious philosophy was syncretic and Gnostic, fusing philosophical elements of various religious traditions with Orthodox Christianity and his own experience of Sophia.

 

Other celebrities born today:

Claes Oldenburg, (11.5) Swedish-born artist, sculptor  28 January 1929, best known for his public art installations typically featuring very large replicas of everyday objects. Another theme in his work is soft sculpture versions of everyday objects. Dropped Cone.

Ernst Lubitsch, (11.10) German-born film director (28 January 1892-d. 1947), Angel,  Heaven Can Wait, Cluny Brown.

James Shand (11.8.11) (January 28 1908 — December 23 2000) Scottish musician who played traditional Scottish dance music on the accordion. Sun in Aquarius, Moon in Scorpio, Ascendant Capricorn, Uranus Instrument.

Johannes Hevelius, Polish-born astronomer (28 January 1611 – 28 January 1687)

Johann Elias Schlegel, German critic and poet (28 January 1719-d. 1749)

Colette, (11.11.7) French writer (28 January 1873-d. 1954)

Marthe Bibesco, Romanian writer (28 January 1886-d. 1973)

Arthur Rubinstein, (11.6.11) Polish pianist (28 January 1887-d. 1982)

Jackson Pollock, (11.2) American painter (28 January 1912-d. 1956)

David Lodge, (11.8) English author 28 January 1935,  He was brought up Catholic and has described himself as an “agnostic Catholic”. Many of his characters are Catholic and their Catholicism is a major theme.

Alan Alda, (11.1.10) American actor, writer, and director 28 January 1936

Robert Wyatt, (11.5) English musician born 28 January 1945 in Bristol, founding member of the Soft Machine,

Frank Darabont, (11.6) American filmmaker 28 January 1959 The Shawshank RedemptionThe Green Mile, and The Mist,

Sarah McLachlan, (11.10) Canadian singer and songwriter 28 January 1968

 

Saints: Saint Thomas Aquinas, priest and doctor – Memorial.

Gospel of Thomas: (20) The disciples said to Jesus, “Tell us what the kingdom of heaven is like.” He said to them, “It is like a mustard seed. It is the smallest of all seeds. But when it falls on tilled soil, it produces a great plant and becomes a shelter for birds of the sky.”

Concise Epitome: 3.12 Indeed the Peak of Light is far more greater, so that on Earth there is no mathematical equivalent. Such is existence on Handor (Ebbene, il Picco di Luce è alcunché di tanto più mastodontico che sulla Terra proprio non sussistono le condizioni matematiche per misurarlo in rispondenza. Tale è l’esistenza su Handor.)