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Whispers of Power #6



House of Cards, Season 2, episode 13

Title: The Door

Description: Newly sworn in President Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) opens the door opens to the oval office, and for the first time, not knocking beforehand. His wife Claire (Robin Wright), who has pushed and supported him, steps back so that he can take this final step alone.

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  1. “And as she lookt about, she did behold,
    How over that same dore was likewise writ,
    Be bold, be bold, and every where Be bold.”
    – Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III, 11, 54.

  2. This piece was a very special one for me. Watching the film it had a mystic atmosphere. Time stands still and the door opens. Now the story takes of to the next level. At the moment I am section images from series 4. Amazing to see how the story is taken from level to level. The end is simply fear – is that what we sense during theses days?

  3. “If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite.”
    -William Blake

  4. Hi Aron that sounds like: bababadoda bababado…..You know the day destroys the night – Night divides the day; Tried to run Tried to hide
    Break on through to the other side ….

    Sounds not only good, reads well


  5. ”The past is just a blur to me now, Piers. It’s all just a blur. Now is the time, now is all that matters. The woman I’m with currently is the only woman I’ve ever really been in love with. Everything else was just childsplay before now. I wasn’t properly in love. ”

    -Alec Baldwin

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