“Malchkeon, every now and then someone comes into your life and they turn it upside down in a good way, and you are that someone for me! You are my life and I wish you a very happy birthday.”
In poetry you can express almost inexpressible feelings. You can express the pain of loss, you can express love. People always turn to poetry when someone they love dies, when they fall in love.
~ Erica Jong
Of concern for the means, rather than the ends, of their actions.
I want to see him.
This is the person I have looked for a long time, the true genius."
At Villa Matra - The Echinopsis cactus flower blooms overnight—and lasts only a day
:“A dear and long standing friend of mine who just turned 80 taught me that our unique beauty is found in our imperfections, our opportunities to grow in our flaws, and our humanity and empathy in our vulnerabilities.”
Pallasmaa, in his The Eyes of the Skin, noted that touch is a key part of remembering and understanding, that “tactile sense connects us with time and tradition: through impressions of touch we shake the hands of countless generations”. Is this reach for the switch merely functional, then? A light switch can stick around for decades, as with the doorhandle. When you touch the switch, you are subconsciously sensing the presence of others who have done so before you, and all those yet to do so. You are also directly touching infrastructure, the network of cables twisting out from our houses, from the writhing wires under our fingertips to the thicker fibres of cables, like limbs wrapped around each other, out into the countryside, into the National Grid.
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OCLC publishes list of top 100 novels
- The full list, and more information about The Library 100 can be found at https://www.oclc.org/en/worldcat/library100.html.
- …”Of course, the list of top novels emphasizes classics,” Prichard continued, “and so reflects dominant cultural views over the years about the canon and its formation. Librarians are aware of this and are more mindful than ever of the need to think critically about their collections. Librarians are actively seeking out and preserving overlooked, minority and marginalized perspectives.” (Read Prichard’s blog post at https://oc.lc/top-novel-blog.)…