The Labyrinthine

September 30, 2010

All my friends are astronauts

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I go out looking for astronauts. I walk slow. You might say I walk too slow. But someone once said they’d marry me because of my lack of pace. I walk even slower – just to make sure. Always the bridesmaid, never the bride. Always the bridesmaid, never the bride. I make a wish and watch it swim like a fish into the dog eat dog sky.

I walk as slowly as I can. Avoiding the cracks. Never looking back. It is my only plan. It is my only care. Please don’t stare. I know they’re out there. Astronauts. Hovering. Out of sink. Above the horizon. Below the radar. Graceful. Shy. Disconnected. Watching the world from way up high.

All my friends are astronauts.

[via beautiful revolution]

September 29, 2010

Take Ivy

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Take Ivy, originally published in Japan in 1965, set off an explosion of American “Ivy Style” fashion amongst the students of the Ginza shopping district in Tokyo. Take Ivy has been the Ivy League Bible for the Japanese baby boomers, who were very much into the whole Ivy League look, having been a very rare find in the West, garnering auction prices as high as $2000. Take Ivy was authored by four Japanese sartorial style enthusiasts and is a collection of candid photographs shot on the campuses of America’s elite Ivy League universities.

[via sublimethings]

September 27, 2010

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September 21, 2010

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“The word metaphor means carrying something from one place to another, and it comes from the Greek words meta (which means from one place to another) and ferein (which means to carry) and it is when you describe something by using a word for something that it isn’t. This means that the word metaphor is a metaphor.”

-The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

September 5, 2010

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[via 2photo]

Buttero

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More at Selectism.

Maybe I’ll get these for my birthday…

September 3, 2010

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God I wish someone would bring back the drive-ins to NYC or surrounding areas, like they did with the holgas and bow ties.  I just got this profound urge to take myself to one.  I started searching on the net, but the closest one is somewhere in Duchess County.  If it hasn’t closed already.  :(

If anyone IS interested and live in the boonies, below is a good place to start looking:

driveinmovie.com

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Young Love – Maximum Balloon

Freshly released on npr’s new mix (however, they’ve misprinted the title of the song as young blood).  It’s kept me moving.

September 2, 2010

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September 1, 2010

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His first novel poignantly probes a boy’s erotic coming-of-age at his family’s Italian Mediterranean home. Elio—17, extremely well-read, sensitive and the son of a prominent expatriate professor—finds himself troublingly attracted to this year’s visiting resident scholar, recruited by his father from an American university. Oliver is 24, breezy and spontaneous, and at work on a book about Heraclitus. The young men loll about in bathing suits, play tennis, jog along the Italian Riviera and flirt. Both also flirt (and more) with women among their circle of friends, but Elio, who narrates, yearns for Oliver. Their shared literary interests and Jewishness help impart a sense of intimacy, and when they do consummate their passion in Oliver’s room, they call each other by the other’s name.

**And so this finds itself on my ‘to read’ list.

**Like the cover much, as I had mistaken the human figure for a tricky landscape initially.

[via sublimethings]