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)
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)
It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.
Photo by Thurston Hawkins: Energy and High Spirits in the East End, London (1954)