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Carte Postale by virtualinsanity


Carte Postale by virtualinsanity

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They say that time goes faster after you pass sixty. No question about it, it’s true. Where are the long, lazy summers of my youth when I sat moping from morning till night unable to think of anything interesting to do? I recollect walking up to a mirror and repeating with greater and greater conviction, “Life is boring.” On such days, the old clock barely budged, just to spite me. You fool, I’m thinking today, that was pure bliss. The mystery of happiness was right there in that cheap clock your mother bought at Woolworth. Time graciously came to a stop in it; eternity threw open its doors and you hesitated or grew wary on its threshold and breathed a sigh of relief when the door shut in your face and the hand of the clock moved on.

Charles Simic on aging, an exquisite read. Pair with Montaigne on death and the art of living.

Simic’s latest anthology, New and Selected Poems: 1962-2012, offers a lyrical meditation on mortality.

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n. the feeling that no matter what you do is always somehow wrong—that any attempt to make your way comfortably through the world will only end up crossing some invisible taboo—as if there’s some obvious way forward that everybody else can see but you, each of them leaning back in their chair and calling out helpfully, colder, colder, colder.

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Jane Austen's novels

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“We will make such a chase as shall be accounted a marvel among the Three Kindreds: Elves, Dwarves and Men. Forth the Three Hunters!”

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1890-1910s Chinese Kingfisher Feather Bracelet, Silver (sold)


1890-1910s Chinese Kingfisher Feather Bracelet, Silver (sold)

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Dream sequence designed by Salvador Dalí in Spellbound (1945) by Alfred Hitchcock

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Franck Bohbot - Respect the Architect, 2011

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