Uphill, downhill

He felt his whole life turn, like a river suddenly reversing the direction of its flow, suddenly running uphill. These revelations struck at the core of Chris’ sense of identity. They made his entire childhood seem like fiction. Carine McCandless, Into The Wild Photos – Mt. St. Helens, Swedish brunch, Oregon Running Up That Hill…

Photos Massachusetts, Puerto Vallarta

“Youth must be wanton, youth must be quick, Dance to the candle while lasteth the wick, Youth must be foolish and mirthful and blind, Gaze not before and glance not behind, Mark not the shadow that darkens the way- Regret not the glitter of any lost day, But laugh with no reason except the red…

Je regrette

Think of the wren and how little flesh is needed to make a song. from Why Regret?, Galway Kinnell It takes me a while to get into a Paris mood, and on this trip it came on the last day as Laura and I moved from market stall to stall in the Rue de la…

More Saturday

I’ve forgotten under which clock I am waiting for myself. from Being Late by Yevgeny Yevtushenko I witnessed two near-accidents and one accident as I walked up Rue de la Convention. The first was of a cab making a U-turn at the intersection of Vaugirard and Convention in front of approaching traffic from three directions.…

Saturday (Paris)

Born of the sun they travelled a short while towards the sun, And left the vivid air signed with their honour. Stephen Spender, from I Think Continually In the park     La Joconde (Mona Lisa) The museum was extremely crowded and all those bodies made it almost uncomfortably warm. There was the usual crowd…