Sunday, February 28, 2016

youth and health and passion and promise." 
-Complete Short Stories by D.H Lawrence

& reading bits from Baudelaire's Les Fleur du Mal, or Flowers of Evil 

“L'orage rajeunit les fleurs” 
The storm rejuvenates the

French New Wave, Maurice Pialat

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

At the newly remodeled Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive the other weekend, caught "Naked Childhood", preceded by "L'Amour Existe", both part of Maurice Pialat's Love Exists film retrospective in 35 mm. 

Industrial smoke on fields abandoned by anonymous faces in anonymous apartments  
Beautiful, beautiful desolate raw black & white cinematography... 

"Pantin's great flour mills are like a castle in a drawing by Hugo" 

Three on film

Monday, February 15, 2016

three from last year's film roll 
developed recently, somehow fittingly february.  

1. Dusk, somewhere along the coast off Highway 1 
2. TOPS at the Independent. That night was a purple-hued dream, one of the best live performances I've ever swayed to. More photos to come!
3. Spring, around the corner. Thinking of dark blooms, white off-the shoulder blouses, and bare feet in cold grass... 

la lune

Sunday, February 7, 2016

In the dark, listen to Chopin's Nocturnes, 
extend limbs, longer and leaner, relevĂ© high enough that the pain 
dissipates from your toes. 

Thoughts of black ribbon & pearl studs & rain's pearls. Thoughts of filling a small notebook with tracing paper and 

collected words about the moon. 

"My shadow said to me: 
what is the matter
Isn’t the moon warm 
enough for you
why do you need
the blanket of another body?

— Margaret Atwood, “The Shadow Voice”

And at midnight, turn towards la lune. 
It's full tonight. 


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