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Above: PGIA 30K SAR BLMTT. Sarsential 14: edge [ lead from the front ]

(1) "A shell exploded outside. [ Sgt. Earl ] Hale was standing by the door. He got hit by a piece of shrapnel and went down. An SS officer pulled his knife from his boot and slashed Haze's troat. He failed to cut an artery or sever the windpipe, but did cut the esophagus [ commonly known as the foodpipe or gullet ]. Blood gushed out. [ Pvt. Joseph ] Liebgott shot the officer who did the cutting, then the others. Medic [ Pvt. Eugene ] Roe got sulfa powder in Hale's wound. A jeep evacuated him to Luxembourg, where an amazed doctor patched him up, leaving a crooked esophagus. Because of Hale's condition, the doctor gave him a medical order stating that he did not have to wear a necktie. (Later, Hale was stopped by an irate General Patton who chewed him out for not wearing his necktie. Hale triumphantly produced his slip of paper, leaving Patton for once speechless.)"

Stephen E. Ambrose on page 218 of 'Band of Brothers', first published in USA by Simon & Schuster, Inc., 1992

(2) '''All wars are full of stories that sound like fiction.' [...] "Tell me something.' He spoke with his hand on the doorknob; the door was half open. 'Why did you want to find the soldier who saved Sanchez Mazas?' Without a moment's hesitation I answered: 'To ask him what he thought that morning, in the forest, after the execution, when he recognized Sanchez Mazas and looked him in the eye. To ask him what he saw in those eyes. Why he spared him, why he didn't give him away, why he didn't kill him. [...] Because if anybody deserved to be shot it was Sanchez Mazas.' [...] "There's one thing I didn't tell you,' I said to Miralles. 'Sanchez Mazas knew the soldier who spared him. One time he saw him dancing a paso doble in the gardens of Collell. Alone. The paso doble was "sighing for Spain".' Miralles stepped off the kerb and came over to the taxi, leaning his big hand on the rolled-down window. I was sure I knew what the answer was going to be, because I didn't think Miralles could deny me the truth. Almost pleading, I asked him: 'It was you, wasn't it?' After an instant's hesitation, Miralles smiled widely, affectionately, just showing his double row of worn-down teeth.
His answer was:
'No.'
He took his hand off the window and ordered the taxi to start up. Then, abruptly, he said something that I didn't hear (maybe it was a name, but I'am not sure) because the taxi had started moving and though I stuck my head out the window and asked what he'd said, it was already too late for him to hear me or answer me; I saw him raise his stick in a final farewell gesture and then, through the back window of the taxi, walk back to the home, slow, dispossessed, practically one-eyed, and happy, with his grey shirt, his threadbare trousers and felt slippers, getting smaller and smaller against the pale green facade, his proud head, tough profile, his large, swaying and dilapidated body, supporting his unsteady steps with his stick, and when he opened the garden gate I felt a sort of premature nostalgia, as if, instead of seeing Miralles, I were already remembering him, perhaps because at that moment I thought I wasn't going to see him again, that I was always going to remember him like this [...] the refection dissolves and in the window appears an endless and burning desert and a lone soldier, carrying the flag of a country not his own, of a country that is all countries and only exists because that soldier raises its abolished flag. [ W ] alking onwards beneath the black sun […] onwards, onwards, onwards, ever onwards."

Javier Cercas 'Soldier of Salamis', page 22, 200, 201, 203 and 208, translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean, originally published in Spain as 'Soldados de Salamina', 2001, first published in Great Brittain by Bloomsburry Publishing Plc, London, 2003

(3) "Some people want to make the world a better place. I just wanna make the world a better-looking place. If you don't like it, you can paint over it!"

Banksy, BBC News, Friday, 31 May, 2002

Banksy website: http://banksy.co.uk/

(4) "No questions, no answers. That's the business we're in. You accept it and move on [...] "

Actor Jean Reno as 'Vincent' in John Frankenheimer's film 'Ronin', final scene before end-credits

'Ronin' original screenplay by J.D. Zeik, draft: May 20, 1997: http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~ina22/splaylib/Screenplay-Ronin.pdf

(5) "When you put your paintbrush on the canvas, you don’t know exactly what you are going to do. You have an idea, you have an inkling, but it is only when you’re actually present, in front of it, when you start to get an idea of exactly what you are going to do, or maybe not even then, and then the structure or the form takes over. […] To come to a moment when something happens. You see a painting and you feel it happens and you don’t know what it is. That moment of freefall. One has to remind oneself of these moments. That is the reason why I got into art in the first place. [ P ] enetrate through this coat of armour that everyone wears every day. […] Art is like gold. […] It is […] hard to get."

Steve McQueen The Finger and the Eye, A conversation between Steve McQueen and Marlene Dumas, 2006 http://www.marlenedumas.nl/the-finger-and-the-eye/

(6) Sarsentials™ are experienced and recorded from scratch, trough Strategic Alert Running Best-Level-Mixed-Terrain-TrainingSAR BLMTT , edited and retold using website-based application of Photo Generated Injury Analysis, PGIA. Basic needs: minimum resources necessary for long-term physical well-being.

Sarsential 1 : empty canvas [ route, terrain ]: http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/running/124-sar-toolbox

Sarsential 2 : train and trust your Immune System (TTIS): http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/running/125-sar-sarsential-toolbox-2-14

Sarsential 3 : awesome-ice-power for tendon care after training: http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/running/126-sar-sarsential-toolbox-3-14:

Sarsential 4: preparation, discipline and habituation unite in mixed-terrain-training (MTT): http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/running/127-sar-sarsential-toolbox-4-14

Sarsential 5: awesung [ Samsung ] photocamera for finish shot: http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/running/128-sar-sarsential-toolbox-5-14

Sarsential 6: website-based-workflow [ i.e.: resourceful environment] for PGIA™ application: http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/running/129-sar-sarsential-toolbox-6-14

Sarsential 7: training off, sauna on [ skipp training, rest and recover ]: http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/running/130-sar-sarsential-toolbox-7-14

Sarsential x: the Kambei-Point of View [ midpoint in the narrative; redirecting negativism towards reasonability and decisiveness, from an empathic POV ]: http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/running/131-sar-sarsential-toolbox-x

Sarsential 8: deep-breath: http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/running/132-sar-sarsential-toolbox-8-14

Sarsential 9: "Don't mention the war." [ adapt, improvise and improve efficiency ]: http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/running/133-sar-sarsential-toolbox-9-14

Sarsential 10: 50.853452°N 0.574787°E [ anywhere ]: http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/running/134-sar-sarsential-toolbox-10-14

Sarsential 11: sashimono [ brand-tag, trademark, identity ]: http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/running/136-sar-sarsential-toolbox-11

Sarsential 12: Pit-Stop-Run™ (PSR) [ short, efficient training whilst on the road, supporting the blood flow and happiness of tendons, muscles and bladder ]: http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/running/137-sar-sarsential-toolbox-12-14

Sarsential 13: mission [ get your stuff together, unite ]: http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/running/138-sar-sarsential-toolbox-13-14

Sarsential 14: edge [ lead from the front ]: http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/running/139-sar-sarsential-toolbox-14-14

Sarsential Toolbox Feeling good, creating new stories™

(7) "[L] eadership in a [ more beautiful ] world [ our hearts know is possible ] : [...] someone who creates opportunities for others to give their gifts." 

Charles Eisenstein, on page 156 of 'The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible', published by North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, 2013

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Above: Sunrise on Lake Titicaca, December 1997 in our film 'La Ultima Trucha' (2002), shot on Fuji F-64 16mm color-negative-film, running 24Fps. Sarsential 21: logo off, story on [ be inspired ].  

"[Reporter on TV: ] Conflicting eyewitness reports concerning "little green men"....

[ Mr. Wing: ] You teach him to watch television? I warned you. With mogwai comes much responsibility. But you didn't listen. And you see what happens. You do with mogwai what your society...has done with all of nature's gifts. You do not understand. You are not ready. He has something to say to you. To hear, one has only to listen.

[ Mogwai: ] Bye, Billy.

[ Mr. Wing: ] Perhaps someday you may be ready. Until then, mogwai...will be waiting."

Actor Keye Luke as Grandfather (Mr. Wing) in director Joe Dante's 'Gremlins' (1984)

"You need to know, you have to know, how to communicate with others who don't speak your language. When the Spaniards came our forefathers spoke Aymara since they were babies. But they had to learn the Castellano, now they want to forget Aymara, it is a shame to speak Aymara. […] Tourists coming from outside say to us: 'Don't stop talking Aymara'. They ask about some old things, they want to know how we were, about the Inca's, the fights against the Spaniards, how they danced, how they dressed, how they were. […] Once we digged in the ruins and we found ashes and they asked how they made fire if there were no matches. We take a little stone from the sand and one lime, we put donkey manure, and scratch until a spark lights a straw and the fire is ready. Those people want to know all these things, what people eat, how they were dressed in the old times. We heard rice is not food, flour is not food, bread is not food. All what earth produces is food; bread is only to blow the belly. But quinua, wheat, potatoes, beans, lettuce all these things, that is food. Don't drink soft drinks, eat sardines, candies, chewing gums and all kind of canned food, plastic, or made by a chemist. It is true."

Fisherman Don Florencio in 'La Ultima Trucha' (2002), from our interview conducted and recorded in Bolivia, 1997, translated by Mily Ruiz, first published in Taipei, Taiwan as '鱒魚的尾聲', 2002

"You must summon the courage to question your stories and do the digging to reveal and tap into the unique source of what is guiding your life. Guess what? This is an extraordinary challenge. [S]uch work requires that we slow down and find a place of silence. Patience is also requisite in order to tune into the whispered frequency of this inner voice. As we do this we must be prepared with an open courage to admit that the current story, the narrative that you once bought into lock, stock and barrel, may no longer be serving you."

Mark Divine in 'SealFit blog part 4, Stoke Your Inner Vision', published today on SealFit website: http://sealfit.com/sealfit-blog/sealfit-blog-part-4-stoke-your-inner-vision/

“[R]emember, you will not be there alone. As you begin to awaken to your mission you will meet others of our tribe. You will recognize them by your common purpose, values, and intuitions, and by the similarity of the paths you have walked. As the condition of the planet Earth reaches crisis proportions, your paths will cross more and more. The time of loneliness, the time of thinking you might be crazy, will be over."

Charles Eisenstein, on page 270 of 'The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible', published by North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, 2013

"Contrary to what one would naturally assume, people do not necessarily transfer their positive feelings about a brand to a logo. Rather, they transfer their positive (or negative) feelings about a logo to the way they feel about the brand...": http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/component/content/archive?year=2014&month=9

"[P] ower in a complex society arises from story: from the system of agreements and narratives that scaffold our world...": http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/running/138-sar-sarsential-toolbox-13-14

"[N] arrative is a vehicle for ideology [ , ] humans make sense of the world through a narrative logic [ . ] [ In ] the narrative arc that governs most narrative systems, a conflict initiates a desire and a series of actions and participants, [...] toward a resolution...": http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/running/140-rloveution

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Above: "Le crew hollandais légendaire¹" GVB's double-headed top-to-bottom-whole-train at Haarlem refurbishment and overhaul-depot, yesterday. Sarsential 00: aspect ratio [ watching with a detached gaze ] (click on image for close-ups, large format available upon request)

"During the shooting of a scene the director's eye has to catch even the minutest detail. But this does not mean glaring concentratedly at the set. While the camera's are rolling. I rarely look directly at the actors, but focus my gaze somewhere else. By doing this I sense instantly when something isn't right. Watching something does not mean fixing your gaze on it, but being aware of it in a natural way.I believe this is what the medieval Noh playwright and theorist Zeami meant by "watching with a detached gaze."

Akira Kurosawa: "Advice to young people considering a career in filmmaking", adapted by Audie E. Bock, first published in 1975, cited from 'Something Like an Autobiography' (page 191, 'Some Random Notes on Filmmaking')

"A top-to-bottom whole [ train ] covers the entire side of the [ train ], windows and all. Some writers will only do top-to-bottom whole [ trains ], disdaining anything less complete. Others, particularly during periods when the Transit Authority is vigilant, feel that to cover the windows is a waste of time, since these are the first part of the [ train ]  to be cleaned, and usually with solvent who drips down, streaking the piece below. Window-downs last longer, but the top-to-bottom whole [ train ]  is the graffiti writer's finest achievement. It is here that he displays his virtuosity […]. The initials […] which accompany the writer's names, stand for their crews. [A crews is: ] a unit of dudes who work together to achieve a goal: to get up and to go all city […] Crews are made up of trusted friends, […] a bunch of brothers that are down by street law with each other. […] There is a strong sense of community within a crew and members will expel those writers who are only out for themselves. […]"

Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant in 'Subway Art', page 74 and 50, first published in Great Brittain by Thames and Hudson Ltd, Londen, 1984

See also: (Close-ups piece above) http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/running/159-supplement-to-sarsential-00-22

Graffitihunt 1 ("Spaarnwoude"): http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/running/145-graffitihunt-1

Graffitihunt 2 ("A positive image and distinctive position is created over time by providing desirable products or services and communicating consistently and effectively. While a logo is just one component of that image, it is the one that identifies the others, operating like a flag."): http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/running/146-graffitihunt-2

Graffitihunt 3 (" [ Dutch ] Gulden note, printed in Haarlem."): http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/running/148-graffitihunt-bonus

Graffitihunt 4 ("Name graffiti initially had a territorial function. Gang members marked out their turf and the local kids wrote for their friends or for their enemies. [...] As available space on walls and trains filled up, it was necessary to develop a style to make a name stand out from the rest. Kids began to practice variations on their names and to develop identifying logos which could be read at glance"): http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/running/149-graffitihunt-4

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¹ www.allcityblog.fr., 'Amsterdam: GVB': http://www.allcityblog.fr/32115-amsterdam-god-vicious-babies/

Raising a Flag

Above: Yevgeny Khaldei's photograph of 'Raising a flag over the Reichstag'.

"What individuals do is related to what they think. . . . Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed."

Francis Beer as quoted by Isaiah Wilson III in 'AMERICAN GRAND STRATEGY AND THE FUTURE OF U.S. LANDPOWER', CHAPTER 4 'RECONSIDERING AMERICAN POWER' Strategic Studies Institute and U.S. Army War College Press, December 2014

"Although the crisis in Ukraine continues to focus attention on Russia's western border, Moscow is seeking to exploit a more lucrative prize along its vast northern frontage: the Arctic Circle. Melting ice has opened up new transit routes and revealed previously inaccessible oil and mineral deposits. Facing a year of harsh economic constraints, securing exploitable energy reserves remains a top priority for Moscow. The planned militarization of the Arctic is already underway, and funding is secured through 2015 (the Ministry of Defense was the only Kremlin ministry not to be curtailed in the most recent budget.) With Russia aiming to consolidate its strength by the end of the year, surrounding countries are already reassessing their positions in the face of an overwhelming regional force […] Even in a post-Cold War world, the region could once again be transformed into a zone of frozen conflicts. The great powers have long competed over the Arctic, and now countries such as China and India are expressing their own interest in the region."

From: 'Russia's Plans for Arctic Supremacy' published Januari 16, 2015 on http://www.stratfor.com/analysis/russias-plans-arctic-supremacy#axzz3PMtY6OsF

"Reports of heavy rocket artillery firing on the eastern parts of the city of Mariupol, Ukraine, as well as a statement made by a separatist leader, indicate the potential preparation of an offensive on the city. While this would be a significant escalation and an indicator of Russian intent to push further into Ukraine, potentially forming a much-rumored land connection to the northern border of Crimea, there are also several indicators required for such an offensive that are currently still missing. […] Reports of heavy rocket artillery firing on the eastern parts of the city of Mariupol have been widely reported, with the death toll rising to 27 people [...] The widespread use of Grad Multiple Launch Rocket Systems indicates that this is a planned action with significant logistical support that it involves extensive use of Russian troops, though Grad fire has been widely used throughout the conflict. […] Heavy artillery preparations frequently precede Russian attacks, particularly by concentrated MLRS attack. Given the amount of munitions needed to supply concentrated fire, the Russians tend not to use them casually. The presence of Grad missiles indicates the possibility of artillery preparation for a broader offensive."

From: 'Red Alert: Rocket Fire Could Signal New Offensive on Mariupol' published today on http://www.stratfor.com/analysis/red-alert-rocket-fire-could-signal-new-offensive-mariupol#ixzz3PqAJzyzQ

"Representational pictures were the first true “medium” our ancestors created, some 30,000-40,000 years ago. Some of the early pictures were accurate depictions of the natural world. Others likely had a persuasive, even political, intent as they employed deliberate factual distortions. Understanding this human factor is crucial in understanding pictures. Any estimation of the meaning or effects of a picture must take into account the receptivity, attitudes, and beliefs of audiences, as well as those of producers or disseminators.": http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/running/141-sar-sarsential-toolbox-15-14

"Logic tells us that a flag should invoke respect by virtue of the entity it represents, not by its coloration or pattern. Yet, despite logic, we are all swayed—irrationally, perhaps, but most assuredly—by appearances.": http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/running/146-graffitihunt-2

The Inner Game

Above: refueling and checking the files on the Transvideo monitor (partly visible in the distance) around wrap time: "[K]eep it simple, keep it natural […] Letting go of judgments, the art of programming with images and "letting it happen" are three of the basic skills involved in the Inner Game. [T]he fourth and most important inner skill [is] concentration."¹

"How do you increase your ability to maintain concentration on the ball for long periods of time? On this subject something can be learned from bahkti yoga. Bahkti is the yoga that aims at achieving perfect concentration of mind through devotion. Indian yogis in particular have recognised the power of love in overcoming distraction of mind. Bahkti yoga teaches that love of the object of concentration makes it possible to focus one's attention without wavering, and eventually to become one with that object.

There is a story told by holy men in the East which may make this point more memorable. A seeker after Truth sought out a yoga master and begged him to help him achieve the enlightenment of perfect union with his true self. The Master told him to go into a room and meditate on God for as long as he could. After just two hours the seeker emerged distraught, saying that he could not concentrate, since his mind kept thinking about his much beloved bull he had left at home. The Master then told him to return to the room and meditate on his bull. This time the would-be yogi entered the room and after two days had still not emerged. Finally the Master called for him to come out. From within the seeker replied, 'I cannot; my horns are too wide to fit through the door.'"

W. Timothy Gallway in 'The Inner Game of Tennis' first published in New York, USA by Random House in 1974

"What you fuel your body with is critical for developing strength, recovery, and mental acuity. [...] Processed grain, in the form of breads, pasta, cereal and most other things in a box with label, are the enemy to good health and fitness. These processed carbs enter our blood stream faster than glucose in the form of glycogen, and send our insulin levels skyrocketing throughout the day. When it drops back down we are sent a “hormonal hunger” message in the form of a craving to have more of the same junk.": http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/running/60-clear-fresh-30kms-happy-feet

"We heard rice is not food, flour is not food, bread is not food. All what earth produces is food; bread is only to blow the belly. But quinua, wheat, potatoes, beans, lettuce all these things, that is food. Don't drink soft drinks, eat sardines, candies, chewing gums and all kind of canned food, plastic, or made by a chemist. It is true.": http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/running/157-sar-sarsential-21-story

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¹ W. Timothy Gallway in 'The Inner Game of Tennis' first published in New York, USA by Random House in 1974