Tuesday, 31 January 2012

I Sing the Body Electric






Some snaps from a walk yesterday afternoon, which reminded me of a poem I have loved for over a decade past.

I sing the body electric,
The armies of those I love engirth me and I engirth them,
They will not let me off till I go with them, respond to them,
And discorrupt them, and charge them full with the charge of the soul.

Was it doubted that those who corrupt their own bodies conceal themselves?
And if those who defile the living are as bad as they who defile the dead?
And if the body does not do fully as much as the soul?
And if the body were not the soul, what is the soul?

Read the rest here.

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Frida Kahlo

'I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.'
- Frida Kahlo

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Lee Jeffries

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • Article 25 (1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
I found these photos via DesignTAXI this morning. Simply stunning.

Use Your Freedom

Sunday, 22 January 2012


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Dennis Hopper the Photographer

Were you aware that Dennis Hopper was not only a brilliant actor, but an acclaimed photographer? Neither was I until recently reading an article in Yen.

It was the both famous and infamous Jimmy Dean who recommended to his friend, Hopper, on the set of their movie Rebel Without a Cause to pursue a secondary art to acting. Self taught, Hopper clearly demonstrates a natural ability to capture a photograph that is a work of art as well as a document of social and political history in America. Subject, composition, depth & contrast; they're all present in his photos.

Read more here.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

I have always loved the desert. One sits down on a desert sand dune, sees nothing, hears nothing. Yet through the silence something throbs, and gleams.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Dream Good

Woody Guthrie's New Year's Resolution List, 1942.

1. Work more and better
2. Work by a schedule
3. Wash teeth if any
4. Shave
5. Take bath
6. Eat good — fruit — vegetables — milk
7. Drink very scant if any
8. Write a song a day
9. Wear clean clothes — look good
10. Shine shoes
11. Change socks
12. Change bed cloths often
13. Read lots good books
14. Listen to radio a lot
15. Learn people better
16. Keep rancho clean
17. Dont get lonesome
18. Stay glad
19. Keep hoping machine running
20. Dream good
21. Bank all extra money
22. Save dough
23. Have company but dont waste time
24. Send Mary and kids money
25. Play and sing good
26. Dance better
27. Help win war — beat fascism
28. Love mama
29. Love papa
30. Love Pete
31. Love everybody
32. Make up your mind
33. Wake up and fight

Found via Brainpickings. And if you don't know who Woody Guthrie, Wikipedia is your friend.

Monday, 2 January 2012

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Such a tragedy to lose one of contemporary art's greatest pioneers, who's severe depression lead to an addiction that took his life.

Read his story here.