Jónsi & Nico Muhly / Go Do @ Bethnal Green Live Sessions

~ thanks to the painter, Aleks Soma Konlenovic, and the graphic artist, Keith Edwards, for bringing this home to me ~ df

Chimamanda Adichie: “The danger of the single story”

~ many thanks to the poet, Tyrone McDonald, for sharing this & teaching me ~ df

respite

from silence

with silence

companionable

& august

deep in summer

where i look for you

Donna Fleischer
August 14, 2010

The Perseids of August 14, 2010

The peak of the Perseids meteor shower for viewing is 8 pm until midnight .

“A whirling light on the slopes of rushes . . . the dew of evening and the sweat of the stars are paired . . . in the avalanche of milk from the fierce stars . . . The last hem of the breezes, there where the pheasant of the moon flees and dies . . .  Thus do ships lie down in the silver storm . . . It is in the sweet escape called the future, an escape that is always possible, that the stars that until now have bent over our distress are resorbed . . . the shadow of trees, the whirling shadow of dust, to come to grips with our shadow . . . my eyes were only a shadow-theater.”

– André Breton

Paul Simon (& mystery guest) / You Can Call Me Al

IF I WERE IN PRIVATE I WOULD PLAY THE PIANO THAT IS NEXT TO ME.

SO I WILL GO INTO THE MIND WHEREIN I CAN BE IN PRIVATE AND PLAY THAT PIANO NEXT TO ME.  AND TUNE UPON IT MY GUITAR.

IF I WERE A POPPET I WOULD NOT BITE IN SUCH A WAY MY TONGUE.

IF I COULD SHOW YOU ALL OF THE SECRET PLACES I HAVE EVER BEEN AND DIG DOWN BELOW THE FLOOR BRIGHT AND VARIEGATED WITH ITS SHOALS OF ROCK SALT AND WE COULD CUP OUR HANDS LIKE CRUCIBLES AND DISTILL OUT OF THEM THE RED STAR AND THE GREY DOVE THAT WOULD BURST OUT OF ITS YOLK AND FLY.

Ariana Reines

Living Earth Festival Concert / National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D. C.

~ from Smithsonian Videos