from "Planetarium" by Adrienne Rich
booksmatter: I have been standing all my life in the direct path of a battery of signals the most accurately transmitted most untranslatable language in the universe I am a galactic cloud so deep so invo- luted that a light wave could take 15 years to travel through me And has taken I am an instrument in the shape of a woman trying to translate pulsations into images ...
Do you have readers who come up to you and say,... →
wwnorton: Adrienne Rich: Yes, I do, and I usually say to them—which I also believe to be true—“You were changing your life and you read my book or you read that poem at a point where you could use it, and I’m really glad, but you were changing your life.” Somehow when we are in the process of making…
the end, after all, is something that, since the...
“Don’t write down what actually happened; instead write down what you wanted to believe. The words will crook and curl for you. So, when he says, Yes, it is a dull beginning. I say let us pretend that it is the end, don’t think he means you or his love for you; the end, after all, is something that, since the beginning, has been hovering.” So far, really digging this book...
There are different wells within your heart. Some fill with each good rain,...– HAFIZ The Gift
Art is the conversation between lovers. Art offers an opening for the heart....– HAFIZ, “The Ear That Was Sold To A Fish,” The Gift
IT IS ENOUGH
“They were letting off fireworks down at the waterfront, the sky exploding in grenades of colour. Whatever it is that pulls the pin, that hurls you past the boundaries of your own life into a brief and total beauty, even for a moment, it is enough.” Gut Symmetries. Jeanette Winterson
MISTAKENNESS IS VALUABLE
From Anne Carson’s “Essay on What I Think About Most” Aristotle says that metaphor causes the mind to experience itself in the act of making a mistake. He pictures the mind moving along a plane surface of ordinary language when suddenly that surface breaks or complicates. Unexpectedness emerges. At first it looks odd, contradictory or wrong. Then it makes sense. And...
Give us the inner listening that is a way in itself and the oldest thirst there...– Rumi, The Big Red Book
switcheroo: couples dressing in each other's... →
ooh. i like this. johnnydeppseyeliner: (please click the link, there are many more pictures) why i think this is a brilliant project: because the things that i focus on in these pictures have nothing to do with the gender of the folks wearing whichever clothes they have on and everything to do with body type and the apparent feelings each person is having in each set of clothing. okay, so...