Friday, December 31, 2010

a perpetual journey...onward to 2011!

I tramp a perpetual journey,
My signs are a rain-proof coat and good shoes and a staff cut from the
No friend of mine takes his ease in my chair,
I have no chair, nor church, nor philosophy;
I lead no man to a dinner-table, or library or exchange,
But each man and each woman of you I lead upon a knoll,
My left hand hooks you round the waist,
My right hand points to the landscapes of continents, and a plain public

Not I, nor any one else can travel that road for you,
You must travel it for yourself.

It is not is within reach,
Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not
Perhaps it is every where on water and on land.

Shoulder your duds, and I will mine, and let us hasten forth;
Wonderful cities and free nations we shall fetch as we go.

If you tire, give me both burdens, and rest the chuff of your hand on
my hip,
And in due time you shall repay the same service to me;
For after we start we never lie by again.

This day before dawn I ascended a hill and looked at the crowded
And I said to my spirit, When we become the enfolders of those orbs
and the pleasure and knowledge of every thing in them, shall we
be filled and satisfied then?
And my spirit said No, we level that lift to pass and continue

You are also asking me questions, and I hear you;
I answer that I cannot must find out for yourself.

—Excerpt from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

(thank you Jules for reminding me of this beautiful passage)  

 photo found: here

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

@MoMA today...

Guerrilla Girls...

works that particularly inspired me today...

charles ledray

work by Charles LeDray, photos found: here

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

for the holidays...

i'd like to be here....

photo found: here

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

happy winter soltice

early this morning (around 1am EST) the lunar eclipse began and peaked at around 3:17am...
today also marks the winter soltice and these two events occur on the same night/day on very rare occasions (the last time was 1638 and the next one is 2094!) so happy lunar eclipse and happy winter soltice!
(interesting article on winter soltice on nytimes yesterday: here)

photo from: nasa

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

this past week...


Michael Daves at rockwood music hall (check him out live every tuesday because he is awesome and amazing!)

a shot taken at Maggie Brown in brooklyn (cozy winter spot)

drinks and cookies with friends...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

dear mr. kappus...

"The future stands firm, dear Mr. Kappus, but we move in infinite space"
~Rainer Maria Rilke
photo via: MArch

Sunday, December 5, 2010


at times i feel it could also be the other way around...
found: here

Saturday, December 4, 2010

moma lately...

a brief visit at MoMA today included...

alvin ailey

the alvin ailey 2010-11 season has begun and judging by the matinee performances I saw today, it is incredible!
the three performances I saw today were: Uptown (reinstated my love of the Harlem jazz era), Anoited (my favorite by far! so much so that I'm already looking to buy tickets to see it again), and Revelations (it is the 50th anniversary of the moving Revelations piece)

Anointed from AlvinAileyAmericanDanceTheater on Vimeo.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

this transience...

"But because being here amounts to so much, and because it seems
that everything that's here, this transience, needs us
and strangely involves us.  Us, the most transitory of all.
Only one time, everything, only one time. Once and no more.
And we too only once. Never again. But to have
been even this one time, even if only one time:
to have existed here on earth, that seems irrevocable."

excerpt from The Ninth Elegy of The Duino Elegies by Rainer Maria Rilke

maison martin margiela in tokyo

all photos: design boom