Monday, 30 March 2015

Ruht wohl ihr heiligen Gebeine

I listened to the performance of the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam yesterday performing the St. John Passion of Johann Sebastiann Bach. At a terrible fast pace I might add. Richard Egarr was conducting and I was not impressed at all. I think he wanted to catch the 18:00 train, so bloody fast.

What does impress me everytime I hear is the last piece: Ruht wohl ihr heiligen Gebeine. There is such acquiescence, such resignation in this piece of music it makes you calm inside.
But the closing choral keeps going on in your mind long after the music is gone. The music builds to a climax and the choral ends with:
 
Herr Jesu Christ, erhöre mich,
Ich will dich preisen ewiglich!

I you don't have patience to listen to Ruht wohl you really should fast forward to 06:50 minutes where this choral begins. It gives me gooseflesh every time I hear it!


Saturday, 28 March 2015

Erotic staircase

In my category "useless information", this time something a found a while back, and I decided I did want to share with you:


The jury members Hugo Wonchul Kim and Sylvain Lagarde observed that the successful proposal had a unique ability to reveal a crucial concept of eroticism - capacity to transport our minds into another dimension and to transform the ordinary in a surreal experience. This existential connection is metaphorically represented by contrast between the functional wood bookshelves and a “very decorative and harsh coloured stair”. It was this perfect and balanced antagonism between a simple and organized space and the stair’s “red excess or visual extravagance” that called the jury attention.





Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Batman

When I was young there were several second hand book stalls at the market. As a kid I bought second hand comic books there. Batman books were my favourite. I remember I had this postcard glued on my bed (it was a folding bedstead). The picture is from the television series featuring Adam West as the Batman. 



Superman, Cark Kent, well he was OK as well, but Batman and Robin, the boy wonder, they were my heroes. (I should have kept the postcard because it is selling now at $120 on Ebay.) I remember if it were yesterday I bought a book just like this one (this is the english version of the first issue, spring 1940. Yes 1940 beginning of WW II) and on my way home looking forward to an hour of reading the comic... 



The Batmobile. Now they don't make Batmobiles like in the days that Adam West was Batman. Did you se the Batmobile in the new Batman movies? Ridiculous. And Batman had lots of other gadgets. As I kid I knew exactly what was in his utility belt:



Yes, the answer to the question "What do you want to be when you grow up?" was never difficult to answer.

The Batman of course.





Monday, 23 March 2015

Two challenges

Like life is so very quiet now (LOL) I will take on two other challenges. I like to challenge myself now and then, you know that.

Mona Lisa challenge

The first challenge I look very much forward to is the Mona Lisa book challenge. We each read a book to be finished in 3 weeks time. This book is written in 1965 and I have told you already about 'The Homecoming' of Harold Pinter. I look forward to read this book. I have never read a book written as a theatre play before, I have never read a Pinter book, nor seen it's play. So it will be three weeks of discovery for me. Wonderful.

Mona Lisa is reading  The Millstone of Margaret Drabble. Totally unknown to me also, but maybe not to you. I really look forward to hear what she thinks of the book in three weeks time.

The clock is ticking...

Blogging from A-Z Challenge

You may or may not remember I participated last year in the Spanking Blog Challenge and this year I have decided to take on the Blogging from A-Z Challenge.

Blogging A-Z challenge

The idea is the same to post a subject about a letter in month of April. In the sidebar I have placed the dates when each letter should be posted. This is a big event. They expect more than a thousands blogs entering this challenge (I'm number 1125). As always I post for myself and as always I like to take part in an event bigger than myself.
To face new challenges, to learn and to enjoy...

Theme

 Today, Monday March, 23 most bloggers reveal their theme for the A-Z Challenge. Here is mine:


"Loving Submission". The game (and it is a game a very serious one sometimes, but still a game) of Dominance and submission, but in a gentle and loving way. My wife and I have an D/s relation for a long time now, and we try to re-invent it over and over again. The Quattuordecim challenge is for example a left over from the last A-Z challenge under the letter Q.

I will try to make some variety of posts within this theme. If you are offended by nudity and or do not like the thought of Male Dominance and Female Submission, I suggest you choose to follow any of the other wonderful blogs out there in the competition. If you are a minor, this blog is not intended for your eyes (and you shouldn't have entered my warning sign entering my blog in the first place).

So... I'm really looking forward to see you soon...

Sunday, 22 March 2015

The Perfect Woman

Have you ever heard of Bo Derek?

Ah...

Bo Derek featured in a film in 1979, called 10. Directed by Blake Edwards, the film starred Dudley Moore as a middle-aged man who finds miss Derek's character to be the ideal woman for him, though he is already in a relationship with another woman, played by Julie Andrews. Derek's appearance in a dream sequence, racing towards Moore in a flimsy flesh-colored swimsuit, became iconic and launched her status as a mainstream sex symbol. She was mine. All 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, my very own sex symbol.

I was 20 when I saw 10. And I never forgot miss Derek. Now, 35 years later, I want all you young people to gaze at the perfect score a woman can get. And of course the Bolero of Ravel ("Did you ever do it to Ravel's Bolero?") sounded never, ever the same again.

Friday, 20 March 2015

Result Quattuordecim challenge number 10


 A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.

(Mignon McLaughlin)


I don't have to tell you this Q-challenge made me very exited, you have seen that with the beautiful pictures I have posted these last 14 days. I have loved this challenge. And Wanita did so as well. This week she had a team-building-day at work so there was a moment of doubt if she would go bra and without panties, but she did. She is a brave woman.

So another challenge won by Wanita and congratulations to her! Wonderful result girl! I'm so very proud of her. I often think of words simular to Leighs at the beginning of this challenge: Do you realize what a lucky man you are with a wife like that? And I do. I really realize I have won a Willy Wonka Golden Ticket.

So on to new adventures ...


Thursday, 19 March 2015

15 Year Guarantee

It comes with a 15 year guarantee, and ahum, this bed speaks to my imagination. Hallo would you like a tour through the house, this is the kitchen, this is our bathroom, and this is the MASTER bedroom.


Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Corner time

There are so many things about this picture I love: it is the hands of course in a very pretty position. It is the elbows bent so nice outwards. It is the hair in a ponytail, looking cute, it is the head bent in submission, it is the collar around her neck.

But above all is it they way she it sitting in her corner, that makes her a good girl indeed.


Monday, 16 March 2015

Just Married


A friend of mine is getting married real soon after living together with her husband to be for quite some time now. And she told me she was worried about how the family would behave during the festivities.

This picture makes me smile every time I see it. "You may kiss the bride" or "you may fuck the bride", I will show this to her and tell her not to worry.



Sunday, 15 March 2015

Book News

 Goodreads challenge

Thinking about reviews reminds me to challenge Mona Lisa on a book written in 1965: It is the homecoming of Harold Pinter.





In an old and slightly seedy house in North London there lives a family of men: Max, the aging but still aggressive patriarch; his younger, ineffectual brother Sam; and two of Max's three sons, neither of whom is married -- Lenny, a small-time pimp, and Joey, who dreams of success as a boxer. Into this sinister abode comes the eldest son, Teddy, who, having spent the past six years teaching philosophy in America, is now bringing his wife, Ruth, home to visit the family she has never met. As the play progresses, the younger brothers make increasingly outrageous passes at their sister-in-law until they are practically making love to her in front of her stunned but strangely aloof husband.
I have never read (or seen a play of) Pinter, and one of the nice things about the Goodreads Book Galore Challenge is  that I read "famous" books, I have never read before... I love to do new things in life. So if you read this Mona Lisa, consider yourself challenged...

Erotic books

One of the good things as a result of "Fifty Shades of Grey" (you know I have not a very high opinion on that book slash movie) is that it opened a market for writers to write about BDSM related fantasies. There was a time not so long ago every book on that subject was an exception and therefore worth reading. Now I receive mails in my inbox everyday about a female writer that has a new fantasy on paper. There are so many nowadays I cannot read them all, I cannot read even some of them. So I will keep on being loyal to the writers I have started with and I know I will like their books. I don't know if you have noticed but the regular buyers will agree with me the prices have gone up as well. Almost 6 dollars on average is not very much money, but than again a lot of the books are somewhere around a 100 digital pages or less.



So I will post my reviews on Amazon as well, but I thought it is a nice idea to share them on my blog as well. It is no secret I like to read books intended for a mostly female audience, and I don't care what anyone thinks of it. I keep on wandering how many of those female writers names are really bold old man with a belly pot, writing under an a pretty and exotic female pseudonym. There must be a lot of them, I think. Never mind. It is fantasy. And in fantasy everything is allowed, it is an escape from reality for most women who read it, and for me as well. I love the female point of view. I hope reading how females react, learning from it, will make me a better lover.

And my Wanita is and will ever be as long as I live the sole judge and jury on that subject.

 Sylvia's Surrender

I know a Sylvia that would not surrender even if she was tortured. Smile. I always have a picture in my head how the heroine of the story looks like and this time is was a very conflicting image of Sylvia. Still it's nice to dream.

Dinah McLeod is one of my favourite writers. She is one of those people who put so much energy in writing and it is wonderful to see how that pays off. Dinah's books always have a strong love component in them and that is why I haven't missed one single book from her hand. Dinah doesn't promote her books like some of the other writers do, so in a crowded field you might have missed her, but every book of this wonderful woman I have enjoyed. I have been following her books since "The Errant Bride" and her book "Sir, Yes Sir" (book two in the lovely series "Old Fashioned Husbands") is of breathtaking beauty.

Blurb:
Five years ago, Jake Hastings threatened to spank Sylvia Hawthorne for misbehaviour at the local bookstore, and it changed her life forever. Intrigued—not to mention powerfully aroused—by such brazen dominance from a stranger, Sylvia was more than happy to give herself to Jake that night. Upon discovering later that their passionate encounter left her pregnant, she made the fateful choice to keep her situation a secret from Jake, deciding instead to raise the child on her own. But when her now-five-year-old son is diagnosed with a rare disease and needs a bone marrow transplant, Sylvia is left with no choice but to swallow her pride and face Jake again.
She is prepared for almost any reaction from Jake… at least any reaction other than for him to step back into her life, ready to love and care for not only their son but her as well. To her shock, Sylvia soon learns that, in Jake’s book, taking care of a woman also means taking her over his knee for a long, hard, bare-bottom spanking when he believes it necessary. Yet despite his firm discipline, Sylvia soon finds herself falling for Jake in a way she never gave herself the chance to before. But will the same mistrust that kept them apart for five years ultimately destroy their newfound romance, or can Sylvia overcome her fears and surrender her heart to Jake?
 There you have it, all the elements of a good McLeod book. A woman is falling for this guy has one wonderful night with him and like Sylvia says to her mom: "If I wouldn't have that night, I would not have my son". To come and face your problems of the past and deal with it is something Dinah writes often about and she does it so well. I have enjoyed every page of her book. In other books she has more focus on why the girls submits to the male, what is in it for her. In this book the desire to be spanked is a given, and Jake gives spankings and those make Sylvia feel safe and loved and cherished.

Sylvia's Surrender is a lovely book and it has everything you would expect to find in a DD-novel: The tough but gentle man, the vulnerable yet fierce woman and as a bonus a cute kid. Well done, Dinah!









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Friday, 13 March 2015

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Update

I have not been posting regularly these last few months and I have not been able to follow the blogs on my blog list either. And in this post I'd like to explain you why I haven't because it was not out of procrastination nor laziness that shifted my priorities.

There are some periods in your life that illness and death cross your path often, and some years go by and nothing happens. At least that is my experience. And these months were a period that was not so easy. A colleague and friend got terminally ill and I will have to say goodbye to him very soon. We talked about death and after death. About those that stay behind and how they will cope. We talked about the meaning of life. It was a period for us both where our friendship became richer and for that I am grateful.

My father was in hospital last week. I'm happy he is out again but still needs a lot of care. We live in a city where we build a train tunnel in our city (I have shown you) and exceed the estimated cost of 1 billion euro by 50 to 80 million euro's and is now virtually bankrupt. And two homes for the elderly have been closed already and 3 are at point of closing. No relation as to our single focus on ambition and power hungry city politicians of course. So all the money is gone for the elderly and basically the only option is take in my father and (Wanita's mother real soon) to take care of them. One small problem, our house is barely big enough for the three of us and soon our family will expand anyway.

My daughter is going to have an assistance dog real soon. These months were very exciting for her if she would qualify for a dog that would make her more independent of us. The dog can do about 60 commands that will help her in personal life very much, such as opening doors for her (Dad, they have at our school a toilet for disabled people but it is in a hallway. The doors to that hallway are so heavy I cannot open it so I have to wait sometimes minutes for someone to come my way to get the door open for me and vice versa.) The dog will pick up things for her she dropped so she will not waste energy on that and lots and lots more. Wonderful news. Busy, because of the training schedule she will have to follow (and we have to bring her, spend the day somewhere there and pick her up again), but it will be nice. It gives positive energy, good news....

So yes, busy days in the Van Meegeren household. Oh yes, for those who are interested in our kink life, well many of you already know how real life interferes with the kink life. Well virtually stops that. LOL. Anyway, we picked up Quattuordecim again, you may have read about that. We talked about number 12 and her personal reasons for not doing that one and about number 10. You have already seen as to the pictures of this week the challenge made me horny.
Smile.

Well she is enjoying it as much as I do I think. This really is a fun challenge.

As things will settle down, no, when things settle down I will be able to spend some more time behind my little computer. Until then, take care of yourself and those who love you.












Spring is in the air

Love the plants..

Monday, 9 March 2015

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Quattuordecim challenge number 10





So after handing over her safe guard she chose out of the remaining envelopes number 10. Number 10 is one of the most revealing challenges:

This challenge is a real dare! I dare you to wear no bra AND no panties for 14 days in a row. The bra will be obvious, and I will check for panties several times a day. Heheh! If you wear or a bra or panties in these 14 days the challenge will be lost. If you don't wear either for a fortnight you will earn a Q-point.
 My Wanita really needs a bra to support her large (wonderful) breasts. She complained of course she couldn't go to work without a bra. I told her to make up a story if she needed to why she could not wear a bra for two weeks. I asked her to give her bra and panties immediately so we would start today. And she did. So this challenge is on!

Quattuordecim challenge number 12




Today my beloved choose envelope number 12. And I have been thinking for some time now it would be a wise idea to remove envelope number 12 and replace it with one with a different assignment. But obviously I didn't replace it. Remember when I wrote this challenge, almost a year ago, I had no idea I would make my Quattuordecim challenges public, it was meant as a game between my beloved and myself.

That said, here is challenge number 12:

This challenge Wanita, is about giving control away again. It is exploring ground we have never been on before. Letting go of control is now at it's most physical form as I can think of. In the bag your master will give you in a minute there are four adult diapers. At the day of your choosing you tell your master you have agreed to your assignment and your master will put on your diaper. You are not allowed to change the diapers yourself but must ask your master to change you. I will clean and change you three times from morning to midnight. For the night a have a thicker one. After you have worn your diapers for 24 hours without pause, you will have won the challenge and earned a Q-point.

After that I added a few very personal lines, I will not translate because it has no effect on the challenge itself.

Wanita said nothing after reading it, went to the bedroom, got her safe-guard and presented her safe-card to me.


That ended challenge number 12. No Q-points earned, No P-points needed. A real disappointing begin of our morning. We talked about it for a while and we decided to take on another challenge today. We both needed another challenge I think.

In my next post I will tell about the new challenge.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Quattuordecim challenge this weekend


We decided we should have another. It has been too long. It really is too hectic at home right now to do a Quattuordecim challenge, but what the heck, we go for it! On Saturday we have some time "off". I think we both need it....

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

A picture post... Don't look

Maybe Blogger changed it policy of pictures. Maybe not. I have not received a mail saying they have changed it... So for those who want to see:


Sunday, 1 March 2015

Lying in me



Lying in me, as though it were a white 
Stone in the depths of a well, is one  
Memory that I cannot, will not, fight: 
It is happiness, and it is pain.
Anyone looking straight into my eyes  
Could not help seeing it, and could not fail 
To become thoughtful, more sad and quiet 
Than if he were listening to some tragic tale.

I know the gods changed people into things, 
Leaving their consciousness alive and free.
To keep alive the wonder of suffering,  
You have been metamorphosed into me.

Anna Akhmatova (1889 - 1966)
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