Wednesday, November 13, 2019


GONI MONTES

Rolling Stone
March 7, 2017

Monday, November 11, 2019

BARON WENCKHEIM'S HOMECOMING

László Krasznahorkai
CORMAC McCARTHY from The Road

In his dream she was sick and he cared for her. The dream bore the look of sacrifice but he thought differently. He did not take care of her and she died alone somewhere in the dark and there is no other dream nor other waking world and there is no other tale to tell.

MANDARA

Akio Jissôji
Japan, 1971

Sunday, November 10, 2019


John Isaacs.


POST TENEBRAS LUX

Carlos Reygadas
Mexico, 2012

THE YEAR-ROUND HOOPHOUSE
Polytunnels for All Seasons and Climates

Pam Dawling

THIS TRANSIENT LIFE
(Japanese: 
MUJÔ)

Akio Jissôji
Japan, 1970
FUJIWARA NO YOSHIFUSA - [Untitled]

The years have touched me.
I worry that I grow frail with age.
But I only need to see
Your flower like beauty
For all anxiety and heaviness
To leave me.



THE DOOR
Poems

Margaret Atwood

Saturday, November 9, 2019


SILENT LIGHT
(Original: STELLET LICHT)

Carlos Reygadas
Mexico | France | Netherlands | Germany
2007
SAMUEL BECKETT from "The Calmative"

How tell what remains. But it’s the end. Or have I been dreaming, am I dreaming? No no, none of that, for dream is nothing, a joke, and significant what is worse.


TENNESSEE WILLIAMS

I do believe that the intelligent person, the moral individual, must avoid evil and cruelty and dishonesties. One can try to pursue a path of virtue. That remains to us, I hope.


Friday, November 8, 2019



FREDERICK THE GREAT

I think it better to keep a profound silence with regard to the christian fables, which are canonized by their antiquity and the credulity of absurd and stupid people.




J. FRANK CONDON (1872)

It has been remarked by a wise man that he who wrestles with a hog must expect to be spattered with filth, whether he is vanquished or not. This maxim I have long known and appreciated; nevertheless, there are occasions when it must be disregarded. A man may be attacked in such a way that he is compelled to flagellate his hogship, even at the risk of being contaminated by the unclean beast.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

SHEIKH HAMZA YUSEF

Perhaps a sin that humbles you is better than a good deed that makes you arrogant.

BATTLE IN HEAVEN
(Original title: BATALLA EN EL CIELO)

Carlos Reygadas
Mexico, 2005


WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS

Education is not the filling of a pail, but rather the lighting of a fire.

TATTOO MAN

Grace Easton -
@oldskulldesign
WENDELL BERRY - “How To Be a Poet”

(to remind myself)



Make a place to sit down.   Sit down. Be quiet.   You must depend upon   affection, reading, knowledge,   skill—more of each   than you have—inspiration,   work, growing older, patience,   for patience joins time   to eternity. Any readers   who like your poems,   doubt their judgment. 

II

Breathe with unconditional breath   the unconditioned air.   Shun electric wire.   Communicate slowly. Live   a three-dimensioned life;   stay away from screens.   Stay away from anything   that obscures the place it is in.   There are no unsacred places;   there are only sacred places   and desecrated places. 

III

Accept what comes from silence.   Make the best you can of it.   Of the little words that come   out of the silence, like prayers   prayed back to the one who prays,   make a poem that does not disturb   the silence from which it came.


Wednesday, November 6, 2019

JAPÓN

Carlos Reygadas
Mexico, 2002




GUESTBOOK
Ghost stories

Leanne Shapton
L. J. SMITH - "Night World, No. 3"

People Die...
Beauty Fades...
Love Changes...
And You Will Always Be Alone

Tuesday, November 5, 2019





PHILIP LARKIN - “Wants”

Beyond all this, the wish to be alone:
However the sky grows dark with invitations-cards
However we follow the printed directions of sex
However the family is photographed under the flagstaff-
Beyond all this, the wish to be alone.

Beneath it all, desire of oblivion runs:
Despite the artful tensions of the calendar,
The life insurance , the tabled fertility rites,
The costly aversions of the eyes of death-
Beneath it all, the desire of oblivion runs.

HUMAN INSTINCT 1966-1968

Human Instinct


THE FOUR FOURS 1963-1968

The Four Fours
ITALO CALVINO from Mr. Palomar

If all material were transparent—the ground that supports us, the envelope that sheathes our body—everything would be seen not as a fluttering of impalpable wings but as an inferno of grinding and ingesting. Perhaps at this moment a god of the nether world situated in the center of the earth with his eye that can pierce granite is watching us from below, following the cycle of living and dying, the lacerated victims dissolving in the bellies of their devourers, until they, in their turn, are swallowed by another belly.

POLLINATOR FRIENDSLY GARDENING

Rhonda Fleming Hayes
URSULA K. LE GUIN from The Left Hand of Darkness

How does one hate a country, or love one? Tibe talks about it; I lack the trick of it. I know people, I know towns, farms, hills and rivers and rocks, I know how the sun at sunset in autumn falls on the side of a certain plowland in the hills; but what is the sense of giving a boundary to all that, of giving it a name and ceasing to love where the name ceases to apply?

What is love of one's country; is it hate of one's uncountry? Then it's not a good thing. Is it simply self-love? That's a good thing, but one mustn't make a virtue of it, or a profession... Insofar as I love life, I love the hills of the Domain of Estre, but that sort of love does not have a boundary-line of hate. And beyond that, I am ignorant, I hope.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Sunday, November 3, 2019

AD VITAM

Thomas Cailley
France, 2018


ALBERT CAMUS from The Stranger

I may not have been sure about what really did interest me, but I was absolutely sure about what didn’t.
LITA BLAKE from Earthly Desires

"Go back up." The angel chuckled. "Well, that would be easy enough if I wanted to go up, but I assure you that I've had quite enough of up to last forever.' The angel shook with mirth again. 'Or until tomorrow. Or whenever I'm overcome with the lust for it once more. It's quite delightful, except that it's terrifying. Which is, of course, how so many of the best things are.”


JOHN FOWLES

Nature regularly brings tears into my eyes; humans very, very seldom.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Johnny Kevorkian
UK, 2018


NEAL STEPHENSON from Seveneves

Seven billion who need to be kept happy, and docile, until the end. How do you do that? What's the best way to calm down a scared kid, get them to go back to sleep? Tell them a story. Some shit about Jesus or whatever.


T'AO CH'IEN

Unsettled, a bird lost from the flock –
Keeps flying by itself in the dusk.
Back and forth, it has no resting place,
Night after night, more anguished its cries.
Its shrill sound yearns for the pure and distant –
Coming from afar, how anxiously it flutters!

It chances to find a pine tree growing all apart;
Folding its wings, it has come home at last.
In the gusty wind there is no dense growth;
This canopy alone does not decay.
Having found a perch to roost on,
In a thousand years it will not depart.

Friday, November 1, 2019



ROBERTO BOLAÑO
The Savage Detectives

Nothing happened today. And if anything did, I’d rather not talk about it, because I didn’t understand it.