Thursday, March 31, 2016

London, 2015: Black&White London

"No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; 
for there is in London all that life can afford."

Samuel Johnson, quoted by James Boswell

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

MySpot: Golden Heat

"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? 
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date: 
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm'd; 
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature's changing course, untrimm'd;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st; 
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee. "

William Shakespeare - Sonnet 18

Like Indian Princesses

"October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came-
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.

The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand, (...)

The sight was like a rainbow
New fallen from the sky.(...)

And then the party ended
In jolly 'hands around'."

George Cooper - October's Party

Sunday, March 20, 2016

MySpot: The Summer Garden

"I walk without flinching through the burning cathedral of the summer. 
My bank of wild grass is majestic and full of music."

Violette Leduc