We are hurt; we are lonely; and we turn to music or words, and as compensation...– Madeleine L’Engle
Band Of Horses →
Stream the Infinite Arms album fo-free! (And, the design graphic is awesome.)
Wounds. By his wounds we are healed. But they are our wounds, too; and until we have been healed we do not know what wholeness is. The discipline of creation, be it to paint, compose, write, is an effort towards wholeness. -Madaleiene L’Engle In and through art, culture, we all believe the same, feel the same, seek the same, are the same. Art is going to save the world, if...
I just received the following email from the woman I lived with in Spain…whom I honestly thought had forgotten about me. I had fallen out of contact with her and Almudena, who was the most amazing host ever, all things considered, and though we haven’t talked in almost a year, I still think about them often. Especially now, as I’m making plans to go back. It kills me that...
10000ukuleles: Challenge accepted, colortheworld. I humbly submit to you: Dolly Parton — Jolene Ukulele style :) I was so beyond thrilled to find this- You have no idea! Since I can’t exactly play an instrument (I don’t think playing the radio counts, nor would it be an adequate response to this incredibly awesome accepted-musical-challenge), I am re-learning the lyrics for...
Fake Diana on Arcs:
I am collecting Worthy People to join my arc. K will be first on board, he will be blessing everyone after who boards with a Chanel logo in No. 5 upon their forehead. Anna Wintour will be next, who will thusly judge everyone, silently, on what they wear. She will whisper to me the rumours or sightings that anyone has seen of those who wear Track Pants or clothing made from mixed blends. These...
In Other News: Gaultier Gets His First Museum... →
From Fashionista: Chanel's New Haute Couture →
The tagline is “The Portrait of a new Couture”. I am beginning to get excited for NYFW: first week following the shows since…I don’t know. Fall of Junior year, which would have been F/W08, I think? How things have changed since then…remember when I was dead set on fashion school??
Another Word On Censorship
Censorhip and book banning gets me fired up, particularly due to the ignorance/oblivion/close-mindedness (for lack of more fitting words) of particular readerships. There is a big display of book censorship from more recent American history in the university library right now, and I was super annoyed (again, tactful understatement) to find that both the Lord of the Rings and the Wrinkle in Time...
The fact is that censorship always defeats its own purpose, for it creates, in...– Henry Steele Commager (via libraryland)
La Nostalgia Coninúa
Hace dos años que fui a España, y espero que hay solamente uno mas entre ahora y el próximo viaje. Dios quiere. Hay Sevilla de fondo de pantalla, sobre los muros de mi cuarto, en mi mente. Mi clase de español ahora es tan fácil, pero estoy terrible con la gramática y ya no se forma vosotros, y tengo que saberlo para cuando voy otra vez a España (y encuentro el otro parte de mi corazón que ya esta...
I have just realized that in essence, La Oreja de Van Gogh is Spain’s answer to Abba.
Also. Go Do by Jónsi
And with Joanna Newsom the nerves settle down....
Milk Eyed Mender, again.
Wise Words From Another Spanish Chain E-Mail:
No te preocupes por el mañana, porque el mañana traerá sus propias preocupaciones. A cada día le bastan sus quebraderos de cabeza. Sounds familiar.
Art Quotes →
It is the entrance to a flea market …sloppy crowds. Vulpine, larking. Why...– Susan Sontag, The Volcano Lover. Exactly, exactly the essence of flea-market shopping. Which I love, for these reasons.
Instead, we should, as Michelangelo said, criticize by creating. Rather than...– Alone With Our Triumphs - Kyle Baxter (via ltwp)
Ooh, and another one: Vitiate: to spoil or impare the quality, efficiency or legal validity of; I’m guessing this is where ‘vicious’ comes from? Maybe? (Side note: I’m getting these words from slightly over-my-head JSTOR articles about feminist art history and art theory, for that one random 400 level I may or may not be in…)
Word for Today: Heuristic- enabling a person to discover or learn something for themselves; from the Greek “heuriskein”, to find.
Eyes Wide Open →
For quite a while, I’ve had ‘liked’ posts go here, via the reblog queue. I don’t recall if I’ve ever posted this before, so: here’s a slew of my favorite images.
My book-related resolution for 2011: To converse more with my books. To write in...– Janet Fitch, author of White Oleander and Paint it Black (via lotusohm)