“Attack” by Siegfried Sassoon, read by Helen Mirren.
[Mirren performed this poem in support of Peace One Day.]
Max Ernst, Configuration, 1974.
The mower stalled, twice; kneeling, I found
A hedgehog jammed up against the blades,
Killed. It had been in the long grass.
I had seen it before, and even fed it, once.
Now I had mauled its unobtrusive world
Unmendably. Burial was no help:
Next morning I got up and it did not.
The first day after a death, the new absence
Is always the same; we should be careful
Of each other, we should be kind
While there is still time.
Philip Larkin, The Mower (via fishingboatproceeds)
Certainty like yours is seldom useful.
"I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that."
- Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart
I’m having a very glam month in Karlovy Vary.
A postcard from Karlovy Vary.
Simon Rodilla, Watts Towers, Los Angeles, California, 1921-1954