When Rembrandt met Sironi (by antonio•merini)
Nancy Holloway - Hurt So BadPlayed 4011 times.
Apricot Spring by Cecile Veilhan
"She could be completely seen and completely heard; she matched herself. She was solid, simple, capable of being perfectly, not partially, misunderstood. Such homogeneity is nearly unbearable for the common, complicating mind.”
Kay Ryan, on Gertrude Stein (x)
Tango in Argentina
For your Friday night: Party like it’s 1903 — 21-year-old Virginia Woolf on the ecstasy of dancing in a remarkable entry from her diary
Rendezvous.. (by *Debi)
Galcher Lustwerk - Leisure
The track title describes the vibe here perfectly. This tune dropped last summer, and its unapologetically brilliant. Lustwerk’s voice makes this track- that simple monotone chant. From WM003, the third release on NY label White Material, began by DJ’s Young Male and DJ Richard. Theres alot of hype around this label right now, and for good reason. Only 200 records were initially pressed, and there is word that another pressing will follow this year. 100% Galcher, the artists breakout mix, is also essential listening. So laid back.
“I wouldn’t be the person I am, I wouldn’t understand what I understand, were it not for certain books. I’m thinking of the great question of nineteenth-century Russian literature: how should one live? A novel worth reading is an education of the heart. It enlarges your sense of human possibility, of what human nature is, of what happens in the world. It’s a creator of inwardness.”
—Susan Sontag, born today in 1933
Uomini O Animali? by Simone Rea
Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Apollo e Daphne
from Ovid’s Metamorphoses
Emotion arises at the place where mind and body meet. It is the body’s reaction to your mind—or you might say, a reflection of your mind in the body.
The more you are identified with your thinking, your likes and dislikes, judgments and interpretations, which is to say the less present you are as the watching consciousness, the stronger the emotional energy charge will be, whether you are aware of it or not.
Basically, all emotions are modifications of one primordial, undifferentiated emotion that has its origin in the loss of awareness of who you are beyond name and form. You will not be free of that pain until you cease to derive your sense of self from identification with the mind, which is to say from ego."
Kingbastard - Glim