These fragments I have shored against my ruins. -T.S. Eliot

These fragments I have shored against my ruins.  -T.S. Eliot

Friday, December 18, 2015

Not Waving but Drowning






















Drowning men, it is said, cling to wisps of straw.


-Fyodor Dostoevsky
Image: Arthur SiegelStudy of Negative/Positive Profiles, c.1937 
Title: Stevie Smith

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Something ineffable about the past


















Above all...I wanted to build the palace of my memory, because my memory is my only homeland. 

-Anselm Kiefer
Image: Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Box of Visions, 1938 via 
Title: Susan Sontag

Friday, September 4, 2015

We live submerged



Words carry oceans on their small backs.

-Lidia Yuknavitch, The Chronology of Water

Image: Graciela Iturbide, Eyes to Fly With?, Coyoacan, Mexico, 1991
Title: Evangelista Torricelli

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Interior landscapes




Malebranche was right: we are not our own light.

-Flannery O'Connor, “Good Country People”

Image: Celestial map, found
Title: Thomas Bernhard

Monday, May 25, 2015

Or I could call it a longing





















Cianalas: homesickness, longing, loneliness, melancholy

A’ dol dhachaigh: going home(wards)



Image: Found
Title: Mary Oliver