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I’m Coming Home

July 28, 2009

All my riches for her smiles when I slept so soft against her…

July 27, 2009

Some of my favorites from the Met

July 26, 2009


Joan of Arc, 1879

July 26, 2009


by Jules Bastien-LePage

This was my favorite today. I had to go back and stare at this a second time before I left. Of course, this image doesn’t do it justice. I recall there being much more vivid blues and greens in the foliage.

William James on the similarity between the faithful and lovers:

July 26, 2009

“There are times when I seem to stand in his very presence, to talk with him. Answers to prayer have come, sometimes direct and overwhelming in their revelation of his presence and powers. There are times when God seems far off, but this is always my own fault.”-

“I have the sense of a presence, strong, and at the same time soothing, which hovers over me. Sometimes it seems to enwrap me with sustaining arms.”

Such is the human ontological imagination, and such is the convincingness of what it brings to birth. Unpicturable beings are realized, and realized with an intensity almost like that of an hallucination. They determine our vital attitude as decisively as the vital attitude of lovers is determined by the habitual sense, by which each is haunted, of the other being in the world. A lover has notoriously this sense of the continuous being of his idol, even when his attention is addressed to other matters and he no longer represents her features. He cannot forget her; she uninterruptedly affects him through and through.

From “The Varieties of Religious Experience” pg. 71

I was in Scotland.

July 26, 2009

Some day… in the past… he will find her!

July 25, 2009

Holy crap I love old trailers. Notice how the narrators voice starts to reverberate in his last words. It’s as if he were walking around his house with a portable recorder and had to step into the restroom at the very end.

On another note, a question: how abnormal is it that I loved this movie at 12?