Sunday, August 29, 2010

ashes and diamonds

"So often are you a blazing torch with flakes of burning hemp about you. Flaming, you know not if flames bring freedom or death, consuming all that you most cherish. Will only ashes remain, and chaos, whirling into the void... Or will the ashes hold the glory of a starlike diamond, the Morning Star of everlasting triumph?"

(a poem by Cyprian Norwid adapted for the movie Ashes and Diamonds, and a relief etching print by Beatrice Haines)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Monday, August 2, 2010

one word, so many meanings

1. a. A sudden rupture or bursting, as of an automobile tire.
    b. The hole made by such a rupture.
2. A sudden escape of a confined gas or liquid, as from a well.
3. Slang A large party or other social affair.
4. Informal A lopsided victory or thorough defeat.

Love is in the air.

“Our notion of authorship and originality was born, it flourished, and it may be waning.”

"There's no such thing as originality anyway, just authenticity."
(from a NYT article about plagarism)