Monday, November 8, 2010

My Endless New York

To be sure, we all have our complaints. And while there is no other city where I could imagine living, there are many places that, for different purposes, I would rather be. But this too is a very New York sentiment. Chance made me an American, but I chose to be a New Yorker. I probably always was.

- Tony Judt
Found here
Image here

Saturday, October 9, 2010

dance dance dance

look at the photos above from
The Beautiful Ballerina Project by Dane Shitagi.

and then watch the video below of bodies in motion

IRC Dance Movement

oh how i love to dance

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

i sat for decades

allen ginsburg

I sat for decades at morning breakfast tea looking out my kitchen window, one day recognized my own world the familiar background, a giant wet brick-walled undersea Atlantis garden, waving ailanthus ("stinkweed") "Trees of Heaven," with chimney pots along Avenue A topped by Stuyvesant Town apartments' upper floors two blocks distant on 14th Street, I focus'd on the raindrops along the clothesline. "Things are symbols of themselves," said Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. New York City August 18, 1984

Sunday, August 15, 2010


my favourite memory from Syria . . .

walking through the market to find the chickpea stall, a tiled small room with a large table piled high with a pyramid of chickpeas drying under the breeze of a large oscillating fan. A small handful of change bought me a cone of warm pulses, mixed with with thick olive oil, salt and zaatar which i ate while walking back home.

"Mixed with rice and vermicelli or bulghar or in a stew destined for couscous, they provide excitement in texture and flavour."
- Claudia Roden

mmmm, excitement indeed!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

"Someone once said to me . . .

. . . , 'I like your interiors because they feel like someone just entered, or just left,'" he recalls.
"I like that, that trace of humanity."

- Michael Eastman, photographer

Friday, August 6, 2010

My thoughts exactly

Je vous ferai un pain comme vous n'en avez jamais vu, et dans ce pain, il y aura de l'amour et aussi beacoup d'amitié.

- Marcel Pagnol

Friday, July 16, 2010

good golly miss molly

sometimes, happiness is as simple as running down the street in a gorilla suit.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

the power of one

he can dance in the dew without leaving footprints and stalk the wind until it howls to be free.

-bryce courtenay