30 November 2010

'quand les cimes de notre ciel se rejoindront
ma maison aura un toit.'

/ /
'when the peaks of our sky come together
my house will have a roof.'

paul eluard/ one of the founders of the surrealist movement and one of its greatest poets
from dignes de vivre p. 115

29 November 2010

28 November 2010

stratford ct/ 26 november, sunset

25 November 2010

/ thankful
in connecticut for a few days
photo from my visit home to rochester a couple weeks ago

23 November 2010

every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all come.

/ michelangelo, 1475-1564

13 November 2010

holograms playing to large sold out audiences in japan
/ "Hatsune is a product of Japan's popular Vocaloid software scene in which fans can create their own songs for fictional characters to sing. The twist here is that Crypton took things to the next level by making the character into a hologram and actually putting their avatar on tour, playing to huge enthusiastic audiences. The spectacle of a hologram performing on stage, with a live backing band in front of thousands of screaming fans is pure science fiction brought to real life." quote from here
writing down your thoughts is both necessary and harmful. It leads to eccentricity, narcissism, preserves what should be let go. on the other hand, these notes intensify the inner life, which, left unexpressed, slips through your fingers. if only I could find a better kind of journal, humbler, one that would preserve the same thoughts, the same flesh of life, which is worth saving.

moreover the writer invents himself as a character in this form. he shapes himself from the shards of the everyday, from the truth of that daily life. which is also a truth not to be scorned.

/ from the notebooks of anna kamienska, polish poet

04 November 2010

boy, beautiful
/ brooklyn october 2010

/ from the most beautiful book that i would love to own
'cartographies of time' by daniel rosenberg and anthony grafton, 2010

03 November 2010

on the beach at night alone,
as the old mother sways her to and fro singing her husky song,
as I watch the bright stars shining, I think a thought of the clef of the universes & of the future.

a vast similitude interlocks all,
all spheres, grown, ungrown, small, large, suns, moons, planets,
all distances of place however wide,
all distances of time, all inanimate forms,
all souls, all living bodies though they be ever so different, or in different worlds,
all gaseous, watery, vegetable, mineral processes, the fishes, the brutes,
all nations, colors, barbarisms, civilizations, languages,
all identities that have existed or may exist on this globe, or any globe,
all lives and deaths, all of the past, present, future,
this vast similitude spans them, and always has spann'd,
and shall forever span them and compactly hold and enclose them.

/ on the beach at night alone by walt whitman

02 November 2010

/ from the book
king arthur and his knights of the round table edited by sidney lanier, 1950

/ beautiful find this morning, brooklyn heights
found a copy of king arthur and his knights of the round table being offered for free on someone's stoop while i was walking around brooklyn heights this morning. it was published in 1950 and has beautiful illustrations inside. it also contained, to my surprise, a few beautifully pressed flowers. a nice surprise on a chilly autumn morning

ahhhhhhhhh beautiful
/ paintings by andy denzler
from top: rower I (2009), floating stones (2010) and detached (2010)

/ aubrey beardsley, madonna & child circa 1900

01 November 2010

/ om shanti om
new work coming soon !