Now

Photo by Robert Doisneau: The Cellist (1957)

Waking up begins with saying Am and Now.

Christopher Isherwood
A Single Man (1964)

Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.

John Wayne
Playboy interview, 1971

Photo by Robert Doisneau: The Cellist (1957)

On Loving the Universe

Self-portrait of photographer Ben Canales (and the Milky Way) on Oregon's South Sister volcano (2012)

C’est Foi dans la langue du ciel,
Amour dans la langue des hommes.

“Faith” in the language of heaven, is
“Love” in the language of men.

Victor Hugo

Photo: Self-portrait of photographer Ben Canales (and the Milky Way) on Oregon’s South Sister volcano (2012)

happy birthday

Illustration by Henri Matisse: The Circus, from Jazz (1947)

Life is holy, and the journey is Now. Say it with a Bop beat.

Warren Tallman
Kerouac’s Sound
Collected in A Casebook on the Beat (1961)

Henri MatisseThe Circus, from Jazz (1941-43)

For @Ratrage

Fever

Photo by Darlyne A. Murawski: Diatoms

I have brought back a good message from the land of 102 degrees:
God exists.
I had seriously doubted it before;
but the bedposts spoke of it with utmost confidence,
the threads in my blanket took it for granted,
the tree outside the window dismissed all complaints,
and I have not slept so justly for years.
It is hard, now, to convey
how emblematically appearances sat
upon the membranes of my consciousness;
but it is truth long known
that some secrets are hidden from health.

John Updike
Collected Poems 1953-1993

Photo by Darlyne A. Murawski: Diatoms

happy birthday

Painting by Henri Matisse: The Joy of Life (1905-06)

But feel, to the very end, the triumph of being alive!

“Jöns” in Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal (1957)

Painting by Henri MatisseThe Joy of Life (1905-06)

For @pjux