Happy October, y’all! I may be a little bias, seeing as I was born in October, but I think it is one of the best months of the year. It’s when it starts to get darker a little earlier, but not so m…
For the shape of loneliness is a hole
Without any edges, finally
The entire universe whistles through it.
Cathleen Naundorf (German, b. 1968)
Secret times (Grand palais I), Chanel – Haute Couture Summer 2010 – n°48 & 49, 2010
©Cathleen Naundorf/Courtesy of Edwynn Houk Gallery
Valentino Spring/Summer 2015
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My roommate and I have had far too much coffee and I think our neighbors hate us
“The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain.”
– Ursula K. Le Guin (via wine-loving-vagabond)
Franz Kafka’s Residence (1889-1896), Prague.
During Kafka’s early childhood, his family lived in a 17th-century house – called the House of the Minute (Minuta) with beautiful Italian Renaissance-style sgraffito frescos on biblical and classical themes – located to the left of the Old Town Hall. From this house, little Franz, accompanied by the family’s Czech cook, walked to the elementary school that Kafka described years later as “horror.”
Details from Dante’s Divine Comedy
Inferno and Purgatorio (ff. 1-128), and all historiated initials illuminated by Priamo della Quercia between 1442 and 1450 (previously attributed to Lorenzo Vecchietta, see Pope-Hennessy 1947); Paradiso (ff. 129-190v) illuminated by Giovanni di Paolo c. 1450.
Mid 19th Century
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OH MY GOD