Friday, 30 September 2016

Caroline Denervaud

cathédrale from caroline denervaud on Vimeo.

‘You Aren’t like Most Girls’

"How dare you tell me ‘I am not like most girls’,
when those ‘girls’ you refer to
are my sisters and mothers, my friends,
the very solace and the kindness I have sought
when the worst things in my life have happened?
How dare you assume
I should take that as a compliment,
and beam at you like it is praise
when you are alienating me
from the very core
of my proudly female being?
There are a thousand ways
to tell me you love me,
and making my sisters small
to make me big
isn’t one of them.

Tell me you love me, but not because I am different.
Tell me you love me, just because you do."
- ‘You Aren’t like Most Girls’ | Nikita Gill

Friday, 23 September 2016

"Caillois ... called stones l’orĂ©e du songe—the shore of dreaming—and he amassed a wonderful collection, which he left to the Museum of National History in Paris where you can go and look at them; he also wrote two luminous books about stones. These are not about precious stones such as diamonds and rubies but about dendrites, agates, Chinese scholars’ stones—pebbles and rocks that look like nothing much at first but can open up wonders under contemplation ... They lead him to understanding the physical make-up of the world, its 'algebra, vertigo, and order.' He exults in their inscrutability and their lack of affect, their silence, their sheer stoniness. "

The Writing Of Stones

A selection of stones from Roger Caillois' s collection, found via Arts and Science Journal

"Who knows whether this tumult of triangles inscribed in stone, first brought about by nature and then by art, does not contain one of the secret cyphers of the universe?

"I see the origin of the irresistible attraction of metaphor and analogy, the explanation of our strange and permanent need to find similarities in things. I can scarcely refrain from suspecting some ancient, diffused magnetism; a call from the center of things; a dim, almost lost memory, or perhaps a presentiment, pointless in so puny a being, of a universal syntax."

—From The Writing of Stones

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Recommended Read

a rock.
I’m sorry for kids
who don’t have
a rock
for a friend.
I’m sorry for kids
who only have
they don’t have
for a friend.”
-- Byrd Baylor

Everybody Needs A Rock by Byrd Baylor, illustrated by Peter Parnall, is not just for kids. Follow her simple but insightfull tips on searching for the perfect rock to the letter and you'll find yourself moving and looking in all the ways nature intended. Priceless.
“My period of indecision is over – I am going West… It came quietly – naturally… the country seems to call one in a way that one has to answer it.”
- Georgia O’Keeffe on moving to New Mexico

Thursday, 8 September 2016

kill your idols

Kill your idols and your fables
Take your weapons off the table
It's only mercy now that you need in your world

Lay your burdens on my shoulders
For a while until it's over
I'm gonna love you like we're all each other have