photo: Lewis Hines
it’s all stars…
Longing with love for a long, long time:
@mohank: 2012-11-22 - M. D. Ramanathan: marivere, anandabhairavi, mishra chapu [Syama Shastri] (link credit @vajrabhrt)
Jobs and justice
Because Of, Leonard Cohen
Diary: Internet Dating
“I am not usually comfortable in a bar by myself, but I had been in San Francisco for a week and the apartment I sublet had no chairs in it […]”
"The body, I also learned, is not a secondary entity. The mind contains very few truths that the body withholds. There is little of import in an encounter between two bodies that would fail to be revealed rather quickly. Until the bodies are introduced, seduction is only provisional."
(With thanks to LONGREADS for having led me to the article.)
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Flute Sonata: II. “Cantilena”: Assez lent - Francis Poulenc
Flute: Emmanuel Pahud
Piano: Eric le Sage
“Jean-Pierre,” said Poulenc: “you know you’ve always wanted me to write a sonata for flute and piano? Well, I’m going to,’ he said. ‘And the best thing is that the Americans will pay for it! I’ve been commissioned by the Coolidge Foundation to write a chamber piece in memory of Elizabeth Coolidge. Inever knew her, so I think the piece is yours.”
Ryuichi Sakamoto ／ sweet revenge
That’s ascribed to Rumi
(by thelindenbuzz, and also by ninety or so other tumblrs.)
None give a title of the book or translator. So, since the quote shows in google NOWHERE but in tumblr, I ask that if thelindenbuzz (and if anyone reading this) knows the source or translator, please tell?
PS: A year ago I wrote to goodreads and asked if they know the source; they did not. (In a brief overglimpse at goodreads it appears less than 3% of the Rumi quotes there are sourced with book title or translator. )
Love is best when mixed with anguish.
In our town,
we won’t call you a Lover
if you escape the pain.
Look for Love in this way,
welcome it to your soul,
and watch your spirit fly away in ecstasy.
Blessed are the resilient
excerpt within “A Dream of Foxes”
"so many fuckless days and nights
only the solitary fox
watching my window light
barks her compassion.
i move away from her eyes.
from the pitying brush
of her tail
to a new place and check
for signs. so far
i am the only animal.
i will keep the door unlocked
until something human comes.”