Zetetikoi


“The greater the suffering, the greater the pleasure. That is nature’s payback to riders for the homage they pay her by suffering. Velvet pillows, safari parks, sunglasses; people have become woolly mice. They still have bodies that can walk for five days and four nights through a desert of snow, without food, but they accept praise for having taken a one-hour bicycle ride. ‘Good for you’. Instead of expressing their gratitude for the rain by getting wet, people walk around with umbrellas. Nature is an old lady with few friends these days, and those who wish to make use of her charms, she rewards passionately.”

Tim Krabbé - The Rider

Past one o’clock. You must have gone to bed.
The Milky Way streams silver through the night.
I’m in no hurry; with lightning telegrams
I have no cause to wake or trouble you.
And, as they say, the incident is closed.
Love’s boat has smashed against the daily grind.
Now you and I are quits. Why bother then
To balance mutual sorrows, pains, and hurts.
Behold what quiet settles on the world.
Night wraps the sky in tribute from the stars.
In hours like these, one rises to address
The ages, history, and all creation.

Past One O’ClockMayakovsky

Phyllida Barlow at Tate Britain (at Tate Britain Gallery, London)

Phyllida Barlow at Tate Britain (at Tate Britain Gallery, London)

 

James Barry
The Education of Achilles
c.1772

 

James Barry

The Education of Achilles

c.1772

Fancy Lad - “New Hell”

Tom Waits - The One That Got Away

Live at Rockpalast, 1977

NO - New York City’s Alright

ABC No Rio, 2014