Friday, October 29, 2010

Photo by Robert Doisneau, via.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Saint Columba (left) looks out from Oronsay, Inner Hebrides.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

"I stood with my back against the forest, stood there on a giant cliff, years above the spreading fires, and the dying rubble below, my eyes searching everywhere for dawn." —Frederic Tuten, Self Portraits: Fictions

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

"Everywhere lovers are grasping for dreams jumping through burning windows." —Frederic Tuten, Self Portraits: Fictions

Sunday, October 17, 2010

"Soon ... we'll have shredders to pulp all the books in the world. And with the compost, we'll fertilize a million trees, each taller than eternity, their branches leaved with hanged bodies." —Frederic Tuten, Self Portraits: Fictions

Thursday, October 14, 2010

"He had given up his pin-striped suit and was in a flowing black robe—like a wizard in King Arthur's days. . . . 'It's less constraining than a suit,' he said, when I noticed the change in his attire, 'and more befitting our time.'" —Frederic Tuten, Self Portraits: Fictions

Monday, October 11, 2010

"In the distance, a crenellated tower sprouted long arms of orange fire . . . 'It's a beautiful castle,' I said. 'Lancelot might have sequestered his beloved there when he stole her from his king.' 'A castle only good for storing memories and old keys,' he said. 'A castle for us when we were very young,' she said, giving him a sharp look, 'because then as now we had no place to go.'" —Frederic Tuten, Self Portraits: Fictions

Friday, October 8, 2010

"Seeing them made me happy, in a restless way. Happy for their youth and for all their time ahead to be foolish and oblivious to the endings of anything, let alone the end of love." —Frederic Tuten, Self Portraits: Fictions

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

"Perhaps over time the goddess had become less Greek and more Sicilian, a trickster, granting favors but not the ones prayed for." —Frederic Tuten, Self Portraits: Fictions

(Geometric goddess archetype by Rachel Budde.)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

The Fool and The World come together in the "Fool's Cap Map of the World," of unknown origin, dating back to c. 1580. Read more about the map here.