Robert Hass, via Pome. We asked the captain what course of action he proposed to take toward a beast so large, terrifying, and unpredictable. He hesitated to answer, and then said judiciously: “I think I shall praise it.”
From David Whyte (audio here). “We tend to think of vulnerability as a kind of weakness, something to be walked around. But it’s interesting to look at the origin of the word, from the Latin word “vulneras,” meaning “wound.” It’s really the place where you’re open to the world, whether you want to be orContinue reading “FOUR HUNDRED AND EIGHTY TWO”
Marfa from The Brothers McLeod on Vimeo.
By Laura Bifano.
Pat Perry mural in Sulaymaniyah, Iraq (via graffitistreet and booooooom).
From If They Should Come for Us, by Fatimah Asghar. my people I follow you like constellations we hear the glass smashing the street & the nights opening their dark our names this country’s wood for the fire my people my people the long years we’ve survived the long years yet to come I seeContinue reading “FOUR HUNDRED AND SEVENTY EIGHT”
Suzanne Moxhay, from Interiors.
From Toni Morrison’s Beloved via Maria Popova. “Listening to the doves in Alfred, Georgia, and having neither the right nor the permission to enjoy it because in that place mist, doves, sunlight, copper dirt, moon — everything belonged to the men who had the guns. Little men, some of them, big men too, each oneContinue reading “FOUR HUNDRED AND SEVENTY SIX”
Extrapolate from Johan Rijpma.
Mark Sarmel via booooooom.
Two different snakes, from Lauren Napolitano.
From Alexander Reben’s all prior art (see also: all the claims).
Annie Baillargeon, from the (unsettling) collection, Les natures mortes.
Excerpt from Dear Friend by Dean Young: What happens when your head splits open and the bird flies out, its two notes deranged? You got better, I got better, wildflowers rimmed the crater, glitter glitter glitter. We knew someone whose father died then we knew ourselves. Astronomer, gladiator, thief, a tombstone salesman. All our vacationsContinue reading “FOUR HUNDRED AND SEVENTY”
From The Irradiated International by Lou Cornum, via Data & Society. In 1998, a group of Dene elders from Northwest Canada traveled to Hiroshima to meet with survivors and descendants of survivors of the atomic bomb dropped some fifty years earlier. Some of the uranium used to kill more than 200,000 people in Japan had been minedContinue reading “FOUR HUNDRED AND SIXTY NINE”