They can keep their heaven. When I die, I’d sooner go to middle Earth.
– George R.R. Martin
It seems to me that the time for subtlety, in our American life, has passed. Do we look for subtlety in news media nowadays? In pop music? In fashion? In TV, movies? Even in visual art, is subtlety what we seek out and richly reward? Do we seek delicate phraseology in politics or other forms of public life?
We do not.
– Lydia Millet
In me, by myself, without human relationship, there are no visible lies. The limited circle is pure.
– Franz Kafka
Toned gelatin silver print.
Art is never chaste. It ought to be forbidden to ignorant innocents, never allowed into contact with those not sufficiently prepared. Yes, art is dangerous. Where it is chaste, it is not art.
– Pablo Picasso
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost.
― Martha: The Life and Work of Martha Graham
I used to believe that I would always prefer to read from the printed page. Under ideal conditions, I still do. But two events changed my habits: I was eventually forced to acquire reading glasses. Then the iPad came out. Now, I zoom and pinch the text.
My personal life has been on something of a downward spiral lately, negatively affecting both my health and finances. Things finally came to a head when my primary computer broke down. Unfortunately, I have no means of getting it repaired within the short term. Photography and blogging will have to take a back seat while I figure things out, or not. Presently, I’m at a loss.