Flirting with Industrial-Strength Talent as a Way to Inspire Me and Challenge Me to Up My Game - Page One

This page continues from an entry titled » The 100-Year Anniversary of What is Generally Considered the Finest Novel Written in the English Language During the Entire Twentieth Century (22 Jan 2022).

You know, back in October 2020, I used an image of Elena Fraules sitting at a table (where she is obviously looking for me) in an entry titled » Soul Capture (1 Oct 2020).

Here is that image.

Elena Fraules looking fine, seated at an outdoor table with a glass of bubbly and a basket of bread, where she is obviously looking for me (22 Sep 2020)

She obviously does it for me .. in a big way. She knows I have a thing for her. (Diana knows what I am talking about.)

It was on that page where I addressed some gnarly topics. Where I took on some challenging concepts.

» The Saving-of-the-Soul is a Lifelong Process

It was on that page, on the page where I included an image on Elena, that I happened to address the concept of the » saving-of-the-soul .. which is something that the believer himself does.

The saving of the soul is a life-long process that can get ugly at times. It is not for the faint of heart, no. Pussies need not apply.

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The saving of the soul is contrasted with 'salvation' itself, or spiritual saving, which is something that God does .. because you yourself are not able to do such a thing. (You do not have what it takes.)

Salvation is basically where God gives you a new heart, a new nature, a new life. It is where he imparts his very life-n-nature into the deepest parts of you.

And you know it.

The saving-of-the-soul, on the other hand, is what happens when you study and learn for your own self what the scriptures actually say and what they teach.

» The Obstacle is the Way

And then you build these principles into your life. As best you are able. Trust me when I say it is a process. Two steps forward, 1 step back. Sometimes it is one step forward, two steps back.

Pick yourself up off the ground and go at it again. It helps if you enjoy getting your ass kicked now-n-again. Because the obstacle is often the way.

The more deeply-ingrained something might be .. (into your soul) .. then the more difficult it will be to reach. Because, first you have to get through (past) all kinds of other shit.

» What's the Alternative?

It is very difficult .. from a practical perspective. Not far from impossible .. in my opinion and from my experience. Not far at all.

Go ahead and give it a try and you'll see exactly what I mean. And it won't take you very long, either.

Sometimes it feels like your soul is being ripped apart. Other times it feels like a part of you is dying. Not something I would call fun. But what's the alternative?

» I Am Sure You Could Not Handle It

Anyway, the fact, the existential fact, that I used an image from Elena Fraules on that particular page .. with that particular title, and where I address those particular topics .. this says things to me.

In an existential sort-of-way ..

Elena Fraules smiling on the stone path, looking sexy as usual, doing Heels choreo to Hennessy short story credits Choreo and Idea by Fraules (22 Sept 2020)

.. this says things to me.

I am not going to tell you what kinds of things this might happen to say. Besides, I am pretty sure that you could not handle it, anyway. (I bet Tay knows what I am talking about.)

» Choreo & Idea by Fraules

Let me use the image that I just added here as an opportunity to tell you one of the things that I like about Ms. Elena Fraules.

It probably means nothing to anybody but me, but I like the way she always takes full responsibility for all her work .. for all her videos.

She always includes somewhere in her videos, whether at the beginning or at the end, she always includes words similar to what you happen to see here, laid over her industrial-strength body.

It is like she is saying, "I realize that there might be some things here in this video that could make some folks uncomfortable. If they have problem with anything in this video, then they can come talk to me. Love, Elena."

» I Can Feel Her Triggering Things in Me that Both Inspire Me and Challenge Me

One job I had took me far in the way of autonomy because I had adopted the attitude and the approach that I would accept blame (responsibility) for problems that arose.

Most professional people are trigger-ready to deny responsibility for any problems that might arise. "Not my fault. Not my fault." is their automatic response.

But this put me in a position to get involved with the fix .. with the way we were going to approach doing business in the future.

San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) in northern San Diego county

If bosses are going to try to blame me for problems, then I sure as shit am going to have something to say about how we do business going forward.

And if I am involved in how we do business going forward, then shit is going to run a lot more smoothly. And we are going to look good doing it. Like a well-oiled machine.

It is a big, complicated story. Much too big for me to detail here. If none of this makes any sense to you, then I totally understand. It doesnt make much sense to me, either.

But my point here is simply to say that I can feel things about her triggering things in me. (« This sentence contains the word 'things' twice. I don't think that I have ever done that before.)

She is triggering different things that you might ordinarily expect. It feels strong.

I do not know for a fact that she is intending such things .. but I do know how it makes me feel.

I'm not going to lie, dear reader .. I like the way it feels.

» Let's Say that She was Indeed Flirting with Me

Let's say, for the sake of argument, and for the sake of flirting a little, let's say that Ms. Fraules did indeed resonate in some way or other with my entry titled » Fuck It .. Let's Do This Thing (21 Mar 2021).

Or maybe there was something about that particular entry that spoke to her .. something that provoked her to respond in the way that she did.

Of course, my ego loves this kind of imaginative endeavors. But what would it say, dear reader, if indeed Ms. Fraules was speaking to me to inspire me and challenge me?

What if it were more than that? What if she was indeed flirting with me?

What would that say? What would that mean? And how would that feel?

Well, that could say a lot of different things, no?

» It Depends

This means something when I se_lect your image from something you have said or done .. and use it for myself.

This means something when I take your image and make it my own. This means something when I have my way with your image, however I might happen to see fit. However it might please me.

"What kind of things does it mean?" you ask? That's a good question.

The answer is » it depends. It depends on a lot of things. So it can mean a lot of different things.

My point here, perhaps, is merely to emphasize that » it means something.

» At What Point does Artistic Admiration Become Flirting?

Say, for example, that I see something about a particular girl, a particular woman .. say that I see something I like.

I see something that affects me in some way or other. And say, for example, that I decide to capture that particular image and use it for myself ..

Elena Fraules looking fine, seated at an outdoor table with a piping-hot cup of Ethiopian coffee and a basket of bread, where she is obviously checking me out (22 Sep 2020)

.. like I have done so many times before.

And say that I happen to write some words to accompany my captured image of this beautiful person, who has obviously caught my attention.

Is this flirting? Am I flirting with this girl by simply using her image and writing some complimentary words to accompany my image?

At what point does it become flirting. Flirting needs to be personal in order to be considered true flirting. You need to feel this thing in a personal way in order for it to feel like flirting.

And the flirt must contain an element that reflects a deeper understanding. The Flirtee should be thinking, "Oh, this fucker gets me. This fucker knows me. This fucker sees into me. They see into who I am. They see me at a deeper level."

Such things are intuitively obvious to me. But it can sometimes be a clarifying thing when you spell out the obvious.

Sometimes I catch myself thinking about crazy shit like this.

If I happen to feel provoked, intentionally provoked, by an industrial-strength super-hottie .. sometimes I will watch to turn up the dial, the flirting dial, in ways that she has likely never experienced before.

And I will wonder, "How far can I take this? How much can she handle?"

» Industrial-Strength Ooh La La

I have used more than just that image of Elena sitting at that restaurant table. She certainly makes for some luscious visuals, no?

Elena Fraules, ooh la la | choreographer, dancer, Fraules Dance Studios, Novosibirsk, Russia (est 2010).

Ooh la la. Her and her team dancer girlfriends. Have mercy.

It says here that she hangs out with the likes of Beyonce and Janet Jackson and JLo. I am not surprised.

It must be true what they say about Russian chicks .. that » they ruin you for all other women. (I bet that Bradley Cooper knows exactly what I am talking about.)

» Bradley Cooper and Russian Super-Models and Culture-Bending Singers

As a side note here, you know of course that there is much speculation out there regarding the factors involved in the break-up between Bradley and Irina.

Particularly, folks raise the issue of the influence that filming A Star is Born (2018) with Gaga might've had on him and his relationship with Irina.

A Star is Born (2018) film directed by Bradley Cooper starring Lady Gaga, who Bradley's character falls in love with

I don't see how such a thing could not affect his relationship with Irina. These are big, strong, powerful forces that come into play.

I am not blaming anything on Gaga. But of course, filming that movie is going to affect Bradley's relationship with Irina.

Sure, she is a Russian super-model. But such things are going to enter her life below the levels where she is a Russian super-model.

In my book, and based on my experiences, there is zero chance that filming A Star in Born with Gaga is not going top have a huge effect on his relationship with Irina.

They should have expected and anticipated some relationship turbulence going in to the experience.

I happen to have some experience along the lines of the places that such things can take you to.

It is very difficult stuff, at best. The nuts-n-bolts of an intimate relationship amid a sea of powerful influences.

» Poor Bradley

I see they have a child together. (She must be a beauty. I have seen no photos.) This means they are pretty much joined at the hip for the next 15 years. 

But, come on .. if you have to be joined at the hip to somebody, then being joined to Irina Shayk .. who is going to complain about that?

This is all I will say on the matter, but I have had experiences that let me see into the structures and forces at play. For the most part, it's not a pretty thing.

Now I am going to get back to my own Russian super-hottie. (Eat your heart out, Bradley Cooper.)

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