All growth is a leap in the dark: a spontaneous, unpremeditated act without...– Henry Miller
A child said, What is the grass? →
Well, see and see but do not perceive, hear and hear but do not understand, as the Lord says. I can’t claim to understand that saying, as many times as I’ve heard it, and even preached on it. It simply states a deeply mysterious fact. You can know a thing to death and be for all purposes completely ignorant of it. -John Ames in Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead. Emphasis mine.
Don’t be a good neighbor anymore to her. I’ll have to send you a...– Frank Booth in Blue Velvet
Unless in Song: Cy Twombly for the Sea
After You’ve Gone - Geoffrey Muller ...
I am, at heart, a gentleman.– Marlene Dietrich
The full moon this fall, All night long I have paced around the pond.– Barthes
Hover between hope and fear.– Virgil
"I dare not speak, unless in song." →
A new blog! I’m leaving crumbs all over the internet. Other people’s work, my work, and interviews with artists on the way.
Jorge Luis Borges being interviewed by Stephen Cape, 1980: SC: Do you think of words as having effects that are inherent in the word or in the images they carry? Borges: Well yes, for example, if you attempt a sonnet, then, at least in Spanish, you have to use certain words. There’s only a few rhymes. And those of course may be used as metaphors, peculiar metaphors, since you have to...
There was a time only certainty gave me any joy. Imagine— certainty, a...– Louise Glück
Day at the Beach →
Nothing is less real than realism. Details are confusing. It is only by...– Georgia O’Keefe
The Legal History Blog →
The first page includes posts about the historical laws surrounding eugenics, rape law reform, the history of intellectual property, and the longterm police surveillance of a popular cruising spot for men in the 1970s. Good blog.
People have much more knowledge than they realize. I try to reach the viewer by addressing the bodily and not just the mental/nonphysical being. The viewer must take responsibility for being there, otherwise there is nothing there. ‘Making Being Here Enough’ is [about] just that. I don’t mean it in the sense of dismissing the past and the future, but in taking what is here/now...
I-love-you has no usages. Like a child’s word, it enters into no social...– Roland Barthes
Do not seek yourself outside yourself.– Persius, Satires
As for the stars, they are always on.– Joseph Brodsky
I’ve made work to take my revenge against injustice, both personal and...– Liza Lou
It came to us very late: perception of beauty, desire for knowledge. And in the great minds, the two often configured as one. To perceive, to speak, even on subjects inherently cruel— to speak boldly even when the facts were, in themselves, painful or dire— seemed to introduce among us some new action, having to do with human obsession, human passion. And yet something, in...
Atheists put on a false courage in the midst of their darkness and...– Alexander Pope
Lazarus meaning "God has helped."
We are left wondering, Why Lazarus? My theory is God wants us to wonder this. After all, if there were some quality that Lazarus possessed, some criterion of excellence by which he was chosen to be called back from death, then we would all start competing to achieve this. But if God’s gift is simply random, well for one thing it makes a more interesting TV show. God’s...
Enough! Everyone stop dying. Thank you. →
For every step we took into the kingdom of fate, we also kept looking back...– Walter Benjamin
The essence of man is discontent, divine discontent. It is a sort of love...– Jose Ortega y Gasset