I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence

"Have I been in love before? Is that it?" he said, guessing my thoughts at once. "That I can tell you. No, never before — nothing at all like what I feel now." But a sudden painful recollection seemed to flash across his mind. "No," he said sadly; "in this too I need your compassion, in order to have the right to love you. Well, was I not bound to think ...

continue... 10 January 2011 // Literature

Make a radical change

"...make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but ...

continue... 22 October 2010 // Literature

The Swimmer

«It was a fine day. In the west there was a massive stand of cumulus cloud so like a city seen from a distance—from the bow of an approaching ship—that it might have had a name. Lisbon. Hackensack. The sun was hot. Neddy Merrill sat by the green water, one hand in it, one around a glass of gin.»

«Then it occurred to him that by taking a ...

continue... 20 August 2010 // Literature
David Hockney, A Bigger Splash
continue... 16 August 2010 // Art
David Maisel, Oblivion
continue... 26 July 2010 // Photography