"Tarkovsky thought a lot about the “flight” of time and wanted to do only one thing: to stop it – even if only for a moment, on the pictures of the Polaroid camera.”

Tonino Guerra


"I have my dead and I have let them go
and been surprised, to see them so consoled,
so soon at home in death, just right this way,
so unlike what we hear. Only you, you come
back; you brush against me, you move about, you want
to knock into things, to make them sound of you
and tell me you’re here. Oh don’t take away what
I’m slowly learning. For I’m right; you’re mistaken
if, looking back, you feel homesickness
for any thing here. We transform it,
it isn’t here, we mirror it into us,
out of existence, the moment we can see it."

Rainer Maria Rilke, from Requiem for a Friend, translated by Galway Kinnell

(via fuckyeahrainermariarilke)

Source: google.com via LB on Pinterest
detail from Portrait of a Princess of the House of Este, Pisanello (1395-1455)


My life in fantasy:



The Section Quartet

New to me. Gorgeous music. This is "Such Great Heights".

(found via Lyla&Blu's Tumblr)


Nice quote:
"We’re creators by permission, by grace as it were. No one creates alone, of and by himself. An artist is an instrument that registers something already existent, something which belongs to the whole world, and which, if he is an artist, he is compelled to give back to the world."

— Henry Miller (via johnmyersart)

Listening to this:



Quote of the day

In which I reveal my true feelings about Monopoly.

“Today, though, I want to talk about the pop-cultural root of all evil and aggression, which is not Scattergories, not Grand Theft Auto, not the music of The Screwed Up Click. It is the insidious, grudge-fueling, wrath-provoking waste of four hours that is the Parker Brothers classic Monopoly. The evil is right there in the title! Would you play a game called Anti-Trust? In which your goal was to drive up the price of gas and force everyone to take public transit? I say ye nay. We as a people have agreed for some insane reason to sit down with our families and try to drive them out of their homes. The republic is built on the sacred bond between citizen and property, and this game is about taking it away! How un-American is that? I mean, you might as well drive that little pewter car over the little pewter dog!”—Trey Graham, NPR Pop Culture Happy Hour

(Mr. Monopoly image via Google)