Sunday, July 30, 2017


The artist has to tell what it is like to be alive.

(James Baldwin)

Monday, July 24, 2017

How do you not go mad?

The woman stood in front of the tree before she went mad.

She wrote a book and then she went mad.

How do you go mad?

How do you not go mad?

from The principles of Uncertainty by Maira Kalman

Saturday, July 15, 2017


In Plato's Symposium, Aristophanes spoke about how human beings were originally round, perfect spheres - and were exceedingly happy.  And ambitious.  They thought they could roll up to Olympus!
So Zeus chopped each of them in two.

The result is that everyone must go through life in search of the other person to round him or her out.

learned by reading Anne Carson's book Eros the Bittersweet