31 March 2012

/ portrait of the artist as your friend, a self-portrait in brooklyn ny october 2011

/ georgia o'keeffe by alfred stieglitz

20 March 2012

'she had the perpetual sense, as she watched the taxi cabs, of being out, out, far out to sea and alone; she always had the feeling that it was very, very, dangerous to live even one day.' -- quote from mrs. dalloway by virginia woolf
/ self portrait with taxi, manhattan ny february 2012

19 March 2012

'ultimately, it doesn't matter why magic works, because magic does work; it works with remarkable ease. which brings me to another point: magic is in itself very, very easy. it simply consists of doing what the human brain does every day, that is perceive and manipulate symbols. magic is only difficult because it requires us to perceive and manipulate symbols that most people don't even admit exist. being a mage has much more to do with being a competent human being than it has to do with mastering magic. more accurately, there is more magic in being a competent human being than in warping the fundamental, symbolic nature of reality.'

/ quote from 'postmodern magic: the art of magic in the information age' by patrick dunn

14 March 2012

11 March 2012

'the dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.'

/ rumi

03 March 2012

/ the church i went to as a child, holy trinity webster ny