in a park in Ningbo, China

Primeros días primaverales

Decirte cómo lo quiero
no me produce rubor.
Me escuece dentro su amor
y relumbra todo entero.
Él ama la libertad
y yo la quiero más que él.
Lo que dice es mi verdad
agria, que me sabe a miel.
Y no me importa que el día
con la noche se enturbiara,
que con la luz que emanara
su espíritu viviría.
Por este amor verdadero
que muerde mi alma sencilla
me estoy poniendo amarilla
como la flor del romero.

Mariana Pineda, estampa primera (García Lorca)




1942 - Sabouteur

One of the finest Hitchcock’s works; outstanding characters, screenplay and plot. Personally, I love this scene right after being saved by a group of kind-hearted circus freaks. Check this wiki for more details.

J.W. Godward - Fish Pond

I had the fortune to enjoy a wonderful exhibition this week. A fine selection of British painters, such as Constable, Hunt and Turner were presented during the display.

Here is a picture taken from a Korean blog of one of the pieces in the exhibition.



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June Gloom


Yet another DJ set by Beck

way too cool!
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by Max Ehrmann

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.
Max Ehrmann, Desiderata, Copyright 1952.

The better the singer’s voice is, the harder it is to believe what they’re saying. So I use my faults to an advantage.

— David Byrne

Books of Moses


from the “Record Club: Skip Spence”