Posts Tagged ‘ feeling ’

What It Means to Be a Man – The Atlantic

Anthony Blasko

Source: What It Means to Be a Man

Revisiting Adrienne Rich’s “Twenty-One Love Poems” — PUSSY MAGIC

Adrienne Rich

Cassidy Scanlon delves into the world of Adrienne Rich in comparison to other poets like Pablo Neruda and the contractions between heterosexual and queer relationships in literature and the freedom Adrienne allows women.

In her essay “Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power,” Audre Lorde states:

“The erotic has often been misnamed by men and used against women. It has been made into the confused, the trivial, the psychotic, the plasticized sensation. For this reason, we have often turned away from the exploration and consideration of the erotic as a source of power and information, confusing it with its opposite, the pornographic. But pornography is a direct denial of the power of the erotic, for it represents the suppression of true feeling. Pornography emphasizes sensation without feeling.”

Source: Revisiting Adrienne Rich’s “Twenty-One Love Poems” — PUSSY MAGIC

#9 summer summit 2018 – Rough Ideas

You see, the artist lives by perception. So that what we make, is what we feel. The making of something is not just construction. It’s all about feeling.
– Agnes Martin

Source: #9 summer summit 2018 – Rough Ideas

#7 decembrance 2018 – Rough Ideas

Take my hand.

We will walk.

We will only walk.

We will enjoy our walk

without thinking
of arriving anywhere.

Walk peacefully.

Walk happily.

Our walk is a peace walk.

Our walk is a happiness walk.

Then we learn

that there is no peace walk;

that peace is the walk;

that there is no happiness walk;

that happiness is the walk.

We walk for ourselves.

We walk for everyone

always hand in hand.

Walk and touch peace every moment.

Walk and touch happiness every moment.

Each step brings a fresh breeze.

Each step makes a flower bloom under our feet.

Kiss the Earth with your feet.

Print on Earth your love and happiness.

Earth will be safe

when we feel in us enough safety.

–from “Call me by My True Names  – The Collected Poems of Thich Nhat Hanh”, Parallax Press, 2005.

Source: #7 decembrance 2018 – Rough Ideas

‘The Irishman’ Review: The Mob’s Greatest Hits, in a Somber Key – The New York Times

Brice Marden’s Latest Breakthrough


Brice Marden, “March” (2018 – 2019), oil on linen, 72 x 120 x 2 1/2 inches, © 2019 Brice Marden/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, photo: Rob McKeever (courtesy Gagosian)

While it is the convention to think of paint as a material that covers a surface, I think when it comes to Marden’s work, we might do well to think of it as a means to expose inchoate feelings marked by a tender sense of beauty and longing, and to document an extraordinarily resilient sensitivity to the thrumming pain, terror, and loneliness of being human. – John Yau

Source: Brice Marden’s Latest Breakthrough

What Cancer Takes Away by Anne Boyer | The New Yorker

Illustration by Bianca Bagnarelli

When I got sick, I warned my friends: Don’t try to make me stop thinking about death.

Source: What Cancer Takes Away | The New Yorker