Saturday, April 02, 2005

spring magnolia & assortments.

spring magnolia & assortments., originally uploaded by posterBoi.

Here's the actual magnolia...

spring magnolia & assortments.

spring magnolia & assortments., originally uploaded by posterBoi.

finally using Flickr & found these lovely Nanaimo flowers instantly...

looked in vain for "Tusk" among these numerous MP3's of Wind Ensemble Music, but there is Percy Grainger and a "Lord of the Rings" symphony. via metafilter.
The Pentagon's Secret Stash

"'The Pentagon realizes that it's images that sell the story,' Aftergood says. 'The reason that there is a torture scandal is because of those photographs. There can be narratives of things that are much worse, but if they aren't accompanied by photos, they somehow don't register....The Abu Ghraib photos are sort of the military equivalent of the Rodney King case....And I hate to attribute motives to people I don't know, but it is easy to imagine that the officials who are withholding these images have that fact in mind.'"

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Robert Creeley 1926-2005

Water Music

The words are a beautiful music.
The words bounce like in water.

Water music,
loud in the clearing

off the boats,
birds, leaves.

They look for a place
to sit and eat--

no meaning,
no point.

Posted by Hello

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Monday, March 28, 2005

Lovecraft and Houellebecq?

"Few beings have ever been so impregnated, pierced to the core, by the conviction of the absolute futility of human aspiration. The universe is nothing but a furtive arrangement of elementary particles [particules elementaires]. A figure in transition toward chaos. That is what will finally prevail. The human race will disappear. Other races in turn will appear and disappear. The skies will be glacial and empty, traversed by the feeble light of half-dead stars. These too will disappear. Everything will disappear. All human actions are as free and as stripped of meaning as the unfettered movement of the elementary particles. Good, evil, morality, sentiments? Pure 'Victorian fictions.' All that exists is egotism. Cold, intact and radiant."

Sunday, March 27, 2005

"Easter Morning" Caspar David Friedrich 1828-35 Posted by Hello