Friday, November 30, 2012
Saturday, November 24, 2012
-Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
-Image: light house keeper in the desert sun
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
"But she did look back, and I loved her for that, because it was so human. So she was turned to a pillar of salt. So it goes. People aren't supposed to look back. I'm certainly not going to do it anymore."
-Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five
-Photo: Stephen Shames (via)
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
"What was lost was lost. There was no retrieving it, however you schemed, no returning to how things were, no going back."
-Haruki Murakami, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
-Photo: Albert Levy (via)
Friday, June 15, 2012
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
"And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had the familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer."
-F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby.
-gif via dishonestyouth.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Fractured pillars frame prospects of rock;-Sylvia Plath, "A Conversation Among the Ruins," 1956.
While you stand heroic in coat and tie, I sit
Composed in Grecian tunic and psyche-knot.
Rooted to your black look, the play turned tragic:
With such blight wrought on our bankrupt estate.
What ceremony of words can patch the havoc?
-Photo: Harper Smith for Fashion Gone Rogue.
Friday, May 4, 2012
It's trying to get up
that gets us down.-Heid E. Erdrich, "Earhbound," National Monuments (88-89).
Photo: "Sun Over Earth (NASA, International Space Station, 07/21/03)," by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center.
Friday, April 20, 2012
"He would try to work today and would almost certainly fail. There had been too much emotion, too much damage, too much of everything and his changing of allegiance, no matter how sound it had seemed, no matter how it simplified things for him, was a grave and violent thing and this letter compounded the gravity and the violence."-Ernest Hemingway, The Garden of Eden.
Photos: tumblr, weheartit.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
"They could not be held tighter together than they were now and there was no badness afterwards. There was only happiness and loving each other and then hunger and replenishing and starting over."
-Ernest Hemingway, The Garden of Eden.
Photos: Unknown; Michael Donovan.
"He was not crazy; he'd never been crazy. He'd only seen and heard the world as it always was: no boundaries, only transitions through all distances and time."
-Leslie Marmon Silko, Ceremony
Photos: © Katya Bryskina [Source]
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
"Yes, he existed in flesh and blood, although he assumed the complete appearance of a real phantom; that is to say of a spectral shade."
-Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera
Painting: The Monk by the Sea, Caspar David Friedrich. [Source]
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Left to themselves people
grow their hair
Left to themselves they make love
share blankets, dope & children
they are no lazy or afraid
they plant seeds, they smile, they speak to one another. The word
coming into its own: touch of love
on the brain, the ear.
We return with the sea, the tides
we return as often as leaves, as numerous
as grass, gentle, insistent, we remember
out babies toddle barefoot thru the cities of the universe.
-Diane DiPrima, "Revolutionary Letter #4," The Sixties Papers