September 28, 2011

September 6, 2011

You need not leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. You need not even listen, simply wait. You need not even wait, just learn to become quiet, and still, and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked. It has no choice; it will roll in ecstasy at your feet." F.K

July 25, 2011

July 20, 2011

The power of vulnerability | Video on TED.com

i learned a lot about myself in this discourse. very interesting.

July 19, 2011

Hemmingway's character in Midnight in Paris

"All men fear death. It's a natural fear that consumes us all. We fear death because we feel that we haven't loved well enough or loved at all, which ultimately are one and the same. However, when you make love with a truly great woman, one that deserves the utmost respect in this world and one that makes you feel truly powerful, that fear of death completely disappears. Because when you are sharing your body and heart with a great woman the world fades away. You two are the only ones in the entire universe. You conquer what most lesser men have never conquered before, you have conquered a great woman's heart, the most vulnerable thing she can offer to another. Death no longer lingers in the mind. Fear no longer clouds your heart. Only passion for living, and for loving, become your sole reality. This is no easy task for it takes insurmountable courage. But remember this, for that moment when you are making love with a woman of true greatness you will feel immortal."

July 9, 2011

facundo cabral RIP

"I'm amazed to form part of this amazing universe and I'm proud of the hunger that keeps me awake. Because when man is full he falls asleep."- Facundo Cabral ,

RIP you will always be one of my favorite poets.

May 20, 2011

May 19, 2011

the burning house

If your house was burning, what would you take with you? It’s a conflict between what’s practical, valuable and sentimental. What you would take reflects your interests, background and priorities. Think of it as an interview condensed into one question.

Name: Luca Mariani
Age: 33
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Occupation: Director
Website: www.lucamariani.me

List:

  • Mamiya RB67
  • Coconut broken with my head
  • Macassino Blanco by Gonzalo Malaga
  • Wood cow used to make my short film MATU
  • Barbie Glitter Head
  • Jack Daniel’s with moustaches
  • Toy gun
  • Snowglobe of Milan

Name: Lauren Spisak
Age: 34
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Occupation: Massage therapist; blogger; lover; mad genius
Website: http://www.yeahthatveganshit.blogspot.com
List: (clockwise-ish from top)
• Egon Schiele picture. The one thing in my apartment that would remind me of my apartment and how much I adore it.
• Tiny notebook I keep of the little things I see and experience that bring me joy.
• Franny & Zooey. One of my favorite books and a stand-in for three other things I would take with me which would be:
• My cats—Franny, Zooey, and Esme.
• My box of finished, unfinished, and half-finished writing. Under it:
• My laptop computer.
• My wallet.
• My passport.
• My box of incense and old love notes.
• My camera.
• A pair of pants and a shirt. (In case I happen to be sleeping in the nude when the fire breaks out.)
• Condom. A person should always be prepared.
• Photos. As many as I could possibly carry.

Name: Jamie Apostolou
Location: New York City

Occupation: Engineer

website: http://thestandardedition.com/

List:

  • Destroyed Barbour Beaufort
  • Vintage Arsenal FC scarf
  • New South Wales club tie
  • Oil on canvas ship painting - gift from Grandmother
  • Aidan Gill shaving brush
  • Antique British maritime crest
  • WWII French Adrian helmet
  • September 1960 LIFE Magazine featuring PAPA
  • Book gifted from Great Grandmother - The Power of Positive Thinking
  • US Passport
  • Hamilton Khaki Mechanical with canvas band
  • Brass bottle opener acquired from Dutch sailor
  • Glasses - Austrian frames, prescription lenses
  • RL loafers
  • Vintage L.L. Bean duffle
via the-burning-house.com

April 4, 2011

April 3, 2011

learning to tell the truth is hard.

February 5, 2011

February 1, 2011

blowing birthday wishes

My birthday is this month, so in an attempt to send out what I want this year to the Universe, I'm posting my wish list. (there are some wishes missing in the list that can never be shared)

January 21, 2011

I have learned silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strangely, I am ungrateful to these teachers”
Kahlil Gibran

January 19, 2011

an idle mind is the devils playground

So true. I think sometimes, I'm just a few of feeling people in this world. As if I'm surrounded by the passionless. My mind is constant search, dissecting, looking, wondering and pondering on a puzzley life. Am I alone ?, is there someone else out there that likes to think, about meaning full things, deep things...where have the good conversationalist gone?....As I'm writing/reading this I think I sound arrogant... Is not my intention, I miss having long talks with someone that cares to wonder as much as i do. (sigh)

January 7, 2011