Never apologize, never explain, and keep ‘em guessing.
A Kiss Is Still a Kiss (1984)
Photo by Jane Evelyn Atwood: Woods Hole, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 1983
Life is holy, and the journey is Now. Say it with a Bop beat.
Collected in A Casebook on the Beat (1961)
Illustration by Henri Matisse: The Circus, from Jazz (1941-43)
Ask not how this day will end.
It is enough that it will end.
Paraphrase from William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar (1599)
Screen capture from the Coen Brothers‘ A Serious Man (2009)
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
The Diary of Anais Nin, Volume Three: 1939-1944
Photo by Jan Saudek: Untitled 6 (1985)
she’s whistling and clapping
for the cats
at 2 a.m.
as I sit here
“they’re just prowling,” I
Beethoven rattles his bones
and those damn cats
any of it
if they did
I wouldn’t like them
things begin to lose their
when they approach
he did fine
for what he
but I wouldn’t want
on my rug
with one leg
over his head
You Get So Alone at Times That It Just Makes Sense (1986)