Tag Archives: beauty

Feeling good

After my last post, and especially at the dawn of a new a year, it seems fitting to hit the reset button and start at a different starting point. Musings to come in a subsequent post; for now, a three-part … Continue reading

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time…

…is a funny thing. Not “haha” funny, more like “ain’t that a damn shame” kind of funny… The kind that leads one to drink or cry rather than belly laugh or giggle (and if one is belly laughing or giggling, … Continue reading

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earliest memory

“What is your earliest memory?” — these were the words embroidered onto a square pillow at the center of a photograph posted by Etsy, the online marketplace for handmade or vintage goods. More often than not, Etsy posts offer both … Continue reading

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Speed bumps remind us to slow down

My office should be declared an archaeological dig site. I have spent the better part of two hours doing nothing but excavating, occasionally — ok, frequently dusting off folders, books, questionable objects that have not been used or moved in … Continue reading

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humans of kerala

The phenomenon that is HONY has inspired numerous photographic spinoffs — among them, (the occasionally quirky captions of) Humans of Paris, (the close-up portraits of) Souls of San Francisco, (the “still finding its groove”) Humans of London, and several more — even … Continue reading

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piano play

This photo essay by Christopher Payne blew me away. His photographs tell the story of Steinway pianos being made by hand over the course of a year. Upon discovery I immediately made a mental note to share it here in honor … Continue reading

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of poets and friends

“The poet speaks only those thoughts that come unbidden, like the wind that stirs the trees, and men cannot help but listen. He is not listened to, but heard.”

Thoreau, May 6, 1841, Journal

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living life in fortnights

We make — or perhaps it’s more apt to say that we are made to make — 5-year plans, imagine and establish life goals, and often organize ourselves enough to know what the next day or hour is going to … Continue reading

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The City from the Child’s Eye View

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“Children see beauty in things we no longer notice.”

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workshops and other homes

The act of seeing the world through a camera lens affords — and some instances demands — a slower pace of looking at and being in the world. Earlier this evening, while searching for a different photograph, I came across … Continue reading

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cities made visible

i spent part of the past 24 hours moving in and out of the cityscapes described in italo calvino’s “invisible cities” that are being brought to life by artist colleen corradi brannigan. read more in an article about this effort … Continue reading

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saturday afternoon with a three-year-old

Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them. ~Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince, 1943 In went a small notebook with the letter H on the front, surrounded by … Continue reading

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lake champlain, scene from a train

lake champlain, scene from a train, a photo by sabonseine on Flickr.

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on the impermanence and the beauty of autumn

john keats apparently expressed this ode to autumn following a walk. his hand written scribbles of poetic compositions — p.1 and p.2 (thank you, wikipedia!) — are especially delicious as they reveal that most writerly of dilemmas: word choice. autumn … Continue reading

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#whyiwrite

October 20th has been enthusiastically and fondly called a National Day on Writing. I learned about this a few days ago when I started seeing the hashtag #whyiwrite appear in my twitter feed, and it got me thinking about the … Continue reading

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