Archive for May, 2014

june a’comin’

May 30, 2014

TOP SPECIAL BABY!!ferdinandhodler
(ferdinand hodler)

What had you been missing about California? What were you not getting in New York?


Rivers. I was living on the East Side, and on the weekend I’d walk over to the Hudson and then I’d walk back to the East River. I kept thinking, All right, they are rivers, but they aren’t California rivers. I really missed California rivers. Also the sun going down in the West. That’s one of the big advantages to Columbia-Presbyterian hospital—you can see the sunset. There’s always something missing about late afternoon to me on the East Coast. Late afternoon on the West Coast ends with the sky doing all its brilliant stuff. Here it just gets dark. (thanks g-t-drinking-CC)
edwardhopper edward hopper.



May 23, 2014

one of the best scenes ever, from cria cuervos. i want my fiction to create the same relationship between young protagonist, childhood, and viewer/reader that this carlos saura movie does: unsettling, horrifying, delicate, innocent, dreamy and stark and flying. we watch children and they allow us to see something deeper about ourselves that we forget, or repress, or wish we still had. stirring. raoul dufy (raoul dufy) i am of european descent. man in washington square park said to me, you are greek, i can tell by your eyes, like homer. i am not greek, but my name is a derivative of a greek name meaning “sweet-sounding,” or “powerful voice”

ode to childhood

May 21, 2014

oh, how i love talking to old friends. childhood friends that you used to hold hands with, as you fell asleep, those ones. i love recognizing mannerisms that you remember from infancy. children and grown-ups are so, so similar! we all mature and evolve, but our fingers still move the same way as we gesticulate and hold a glass.

rinkokawauchi(rinko kawauchi)
jean bouchaud (jean bouchaud)
i carried a stranger’s baby up the three floors of a salvation army and it felt so warm and nice to hold this little girl, calm and fine as her mother struggled to fold the stroller.
this is one of my favorite photographs, taken by paz errazuriz. it’s part of her series “el infarto del alma” (the heart attack of the soul), where she took portraits of couples that formed in a mental institution (or, sanatorium? why haven’t we come up with a better term). it’s a really striking set of work:

May 14, 2014

de la pelicula “Cria Cuervos.”222old

Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen from a photo series where karoline hjorth and riitta ikonen photograph elderly in scandinavia with nature on their headsalbertpfister (albert pfister)

May 9, 2014

i invite you to follow my existential maps blog where i write more stuff:
it’s rainy and spring, going on veggie burger craze
wolfgangtillmans(wolfgang tillmans)A Young Lady Aged 21, Possibly Helena Snakenborg, Later Marchioness of Northampton 1569 by British School 16th century 1500-1599 she was age 21 when she posed for this painting…sometime between 1500-1599

las tetitas del hombre pasando
el olor a sudor de la chica
con piernas de antílope
los mocos secos de un bebe contento
el subte y sus especies

jugendmag a scandy thing