You are a
and a while,
do not drown
Katy. Poetry, politics, giraffes. Medieval things and mythologies. Narnia, Elementary, Borgias, Hannibal. Castiel in all forms.
"I have a mind to confuse things,
unite them, bring them to birth,
mix them up, undress them,
until the light of the world
has the oneness of the ocean,
a generous, vast wholeness,
a crepitant fragrance."
Pablo Neruda - Too many names (via colourthysoul)
Ruling was unanimous.
Alejandro Guijarro - Momentum (2010-)
"The artist travels to the great quantum mechanics institutions of the world and, using a large-format camera, photographs blackboards as he finds them.
Momentum displays the photographs in life-size.
Before he walks into a lecture hall Guijarro has no idea what he might find. He begins by recording a blackboard with the minimum of interference. No detail of the lecture hall is included, the blackboard frame is removed and we are left with a surface charged with abstract equations.
Effectively these are documents. Yet once removed from their institutional beginnings the meaning evolves. The viewer begins to appreciate the equations for their line and form. Color comes into play and the waves created by the blackboard eraser suggest a vast landscape or galactic setting. The formulas appear to illustrate the worlds of Quantum Mechanics. What began as a precise lecture, a description of the physicist’s thought process, is transformed into a canvas open to any number of possibilities.”
"I am saltwater and undercurrents
and not nearly oceanic enough.
I break on these cliff-faces like waves
but I bend where the water would roar.
If I have a daughter I will tell her
to look past the role models presented
by society and take the sea into
her small round fists.
I will take her to the beach and show her
the depths and I will say, learn
to be unafraid like this. Be
what your mother could not.
Give support to the boats that will come
but have always the storm coiled
in your stomach. Show the endless
stretch of your carelessness to those
who are careless with you.
Seawater baby, sleep dreaming
of the Atlantic swell. Be the lapping waves
and the Great White Shark beneath them.
When you are hurt cry yourself
back into your skin. May the saltwater
always replenish your self-belief;
know that your landlocked mother
will always have arms to fit you into."
Fairy tales are full of impossible tasks:
Gather the chin hairs of a man-eating goat,
Or cross a sulphuric lake in a leaky boat,
Select the prince from a row of identical masks,
Tiptoe up to a dragon where it basks
And snatch its bone; count dust specks, mote by mote,
Or learn the phone directory by rote.
Always it’s impossible what someone asks—
You have to fight magic with magic. You have to believe
That you have something impossible up your sleeve,
The language of snakes, perhaps, an invisible cloak,
An army of ants at your beck, or a lethal joke,
The will to do whatever must be done:
Marry a monster. Hand over your firstborn son.
—Fairy-Tale Logic, A.E. Stallings
Trying out new ideas for photography, based on one of my drawings :-) It’s inspired by the butterfly project
'I toss out a few more quick questions. Director you’d like to work with? "This Steve McQueen guy seems really interesting" Food guilty-pleasures? "All of them. I’m a foodie. I love it ALL" Binge-watched shows? “Downton Abbey, Orange is the New Black, American Horror Story, Homeland, Nurse Jackie. Yeah. I watch them all.” Favorite Holiday? "I have a six-year-old little girl and I try to keep as much magic in her life for as long as possible before the world intervenes. Christmas just allows so much of that."'— Gina Torres for Bello Mag
To the North, vanquisher of evil,
To the West, messenger of judgement,
To the South, guardian outside the gate,
To the East, nurturer and healer,
Hail to You, Our Caretakers,
Of a land once of woe.
(For the land know not of the word Archangels)
I was not born into a creative family. I wasn’t born into a family who had not been exposed to entertainment in any point in their lives. So, it wasn’t an option from me when I was young. I didn’t think being a creative person was something you could do and actually make a living. In my heart of hearts, I’ve always been a creative person. I was always pushing the creative envelope. I’m the only one of five kids who did that, so it took a minute for people to understand it.