30 November 2012

'the inner freedom from the practical desire,
the release from action and suffering, release from the inner
and the outer compulsion, yet surrounded
by a grace of sense, a white light still and moving,
erhebung without motion, concentration
without elimination, both a new world
and the old made explicit, understood
in the completion of its partial ecstasy,
the resolution of its partial horror.
yet the enchantment of past and future
woven in the weakness of the changing body,
protects mankind from heaven and damnation
which flesh cannot endure.
                            time past and time future
allow but a little consciousness.
to be conscious is not to be in time
but only in time can the moment in the rose-garden,
the moment in the arbour where the rain beat,
the moment in the draughty church at smokefall
be remembered; involved with past and future.
only through time time is conquered.'

/ from section ii of 'burnt norton' from ts eliots 'four quartets'

25 November 2012

/ saw this brilliant film yesterday at the moma on my favourite artist, marina abramovic
so inspirational, emotional & full of life - highly recommended

19 November 2012

/ beautiful things

14 November 2012

'time present and time past
are both perhaps present in time future
and time future contained in time past.
if all time is eternally present
all time is unredeemable.
what might have been is an abstraction
remaining a perpetual possibility
only in a world of speculation.
what might have been and what has been
point to one end, which is always present.
footfalls echo in the memory
down the passage which we did not take
towards the door we never opened
into the rose-garden. my words echo
thus, in your mind.'

/ excerpt from ts eliots 'the four quartets' from section I: burnt norton

11 November 2012

/ serenity
'laughter & tears are both responses to frustration & exhaustion. i myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.'

/ kurt vonnegut

10 November 2012

/ love this quote, whoever made this however spelled confucius wrong

08 November 2012

/ beautiful images that inspire feelings of winter

07 November 2012

/ beautiful song & perfect for the first snow of the year xxxx

06 November 2012

/ all the blessings come to this.. lauren webster ny june 2010
'music teaches us the passing of time. it teaches the value of a moment by giving that moment value. and it passes. it’s not afraid to go.'

/ anna kamienska, from in that great river: a notebook

03 November 2012

/ working on a book on relationships, should be done with layout by mid-november!
excited because it's been a long time coming

/ louise bourgeouis the spider the mistress and the tangerine 2008
beautiful & inspiring film

02 November 2012

cameron colby thompson/ brooklyn ny october 2012
'become totally empty
quiet the restlessness of the mind
only then will you witness everything unfolding from emptiness'

/ lao tzu