Friday, August 10, 2012

* March *


i wish i was a dj
i wish i was a really good dancer
i wish i was a good bowler
i wish i knew how to tie interesting knots
i wish i didn't require so much sleep


Henry Darger

Henry Darger was a recluse. His creative life's work was not discovered until after he died. The Chicago apartment where he lived was packed full, piled up endless with his epic story of the Vivian Girls and their quest to conquer evil in a make-believe land. Darger collected and horded many different objects, among them balls of string, shoes, and comic books. Many of his character illustrations were traced from the comic books. Perfection is his use of color. So much of meaning in art lies in the story of its creator.

90's rock

I don't know what it is, but all I want to listen to is 90's rock. Do you think, with text messaging, that teenagers still write notes?

World News.

The bookstores have started to close. I remember in ninth grade we had to pick a quotation to write in calligraphy on a large piece of white paper. I don't know how I came upon it, but I decided on a Ray Bradbury quote. "You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture, just get people to stop reading them." It didn't make much sense to me then, but over time I thought about it meaning different things. Today, with news of closing bookstores, I feel a real fear for the future that before- as it's been presented in books and movies- appeared only as abstraction.

Perfect fall November trip.

Perfect fall November trip.

Jade Jagger

Jade Jagger: I've always loved her style. Big ol' jacket over a dress. Love that.

life philosophy.