body language: attraction or repulsion; it all depends on cupid's arrow
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
recording the past before it vanishes, and its memory is erased. the blur suggests what will happen in the not too distant future
Light, tonalities, even color recall Jan Vermeer's famous view of Delft. But this is New York City, and the river is The East River. But the clouds of Vermeer's Delft are missing. Still, New York was New Amsterdam, which was settled by the Dutch, as a colony.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
without memory the mind and body become inert and life loses its meaningfulness. sweetness and sorrow, pain and pleasure, reason and the irrational are to be valued, although experiences can reignite terror or soothe and bring into the life of the moment a vividness that should not be cast aside. understood certainly, but never never altered. otherwise it until it becomes a similutide, smooth plastic, simulated reality and its horrors without terror. No, life is not a world disneyfied. Hurtful instead of searing flesh: which is preferable?
Elizabeth Bowen wrote: "her young marriage had not been an experiment; it is the young who cannot afford experiment"
The Heat of the Day, 1948, Anchor edition, 2002, 147.
And so it was, and so it is
Richard Brignoli and Susan Rosen Brignoli