Writing, painting, singing- it cannot stop everything. Cannot halt death in its tracks. But perhaps it can make the pause between death’s footsteps sound and look and feel beautiful, can make the space of waiting a place where you can linger without as much fear. For we are all walking each other to our deaths, and the journey there between footsteps makes up our lives. Ally Condie, Reached
I saw Jupiter
from my window last night
I find him in the curves of certain lines, in the loveliness and subtleties of certain colours. Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
Painting is the silence of thought and the music of sight. Orhan Pamuk, My Name Is Red
I have an idea that the only thing which makes it possible to regard this world we live in without disgust is the beauty which now and then men create out of the chaos. The pictures they paint, the music they compose, the books they write, and the lives they lead. Of all these the richest in beauty is the beautiful life. That is the perfect work of art. W. Somerset Maugham, The Painted Veil
You might as well ask an artist to explain his art, or ask a poet to explain his poem. It defeats the purpose. The meaning is only clear thorough the search. Rick Riordan
Weird is a side effect of awesome. Rebekah Crane, The Upside of Falling Down Tags: weirdnes
Well, writing novels is incredibly simple: an author sits down…and writes.
This short film, a continuous shot of Sara Mearns and Adrian Danchig-Waring performing an excerpt of the now canceled production of This Bitter Earth, was filmed during the eve of the pandemic. The music is a mash up of “On the Nature of Daylight” performed by Max Richter and “This Bitter Earth” performed by Dinah Washington.
The middle of February is usually the point in time when I become completely sick of winter. Peaceful winter quiet and poetic bare trees seem to transform overnight into a cold gray deathscape that I desperately want to escape. To get through the last few weeks of winter weather, I’ve found some soothing spring themed ASMR videos on YouTube to hold me over.