Happier Than Ever

September 26, 2021
Billie Eilish
From HappierThanEver: A Love Letter To Los Angeles – A Billie Eilish Concert Experience
2021

This Strange Effect

September 25, 2021
Ray Davies
Performed by Unloved
1965

Evening At Shiogama

September 24, 2021
Shiro Kasamatsu
The Walters Art Museum 
1954

The New Yorker

September 23, 2021

Adios

September 22, 2021
Jimmy Webb
Performed by Linda Ronstadt and Brian Wilson
From the album Cry Like a Rainstorm Howl Like the Wind
1989

Summer's End

September 21, 2021
Summer's end is around the bend just flying
The swimming suits are on the line just drying
I'll meet you there per our conversation
I hope I didn't ruin your whole vacation

Well you never know how far from home you're feeling
Until you watch the shadows cross the ceiling
Well I don't know but I can see it snowing
In your car the windows are wide open
John Prine
From his album The Tree of Forgiveness
2018

Lorde

September 20, 2021
Mood Ring
From the album Solar Power
2021

You Don't Get To Go

September 19, 2021

The Black Brook

September 18, 2021
John Singer Sargent
Photo © Tate 
CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0 (Unported)  
1908

Paolo And Francesca Da Rimini

September 17, 2021
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Photo © Tate 
CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0 (Unported)  
1855

Gas

September 16, 2021

Pallas Athene

September 15, 2021

‘Medium Is The Message’: Aoc Defends ‘Tax The Rich’ Dress Worn To Met Gala

September 14, 2021
When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wore a white gown with the message “tax the rich” emblazoned in red to the Met Gala, one of New York’s swankiest events, she was sure to ruffle some feathers.

Critics duly disparaged the move as both hypocritical and tone deaf. The New York congresswoman, a leading House progressive, was happy to set the record straight.

“The medium is the message,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Instagram.

“NYC elected officials are regularly invited to and attend the Met due to our responsibilities in overseeing our city’s cultural institutions that serve the public. I was one of several in attendance. Dress is borrowed.”

Ocasio-Cortez was also determined to use the spotlight to reiterate her commitment to principles that have made her both an icon and a lightning rod on the national political scene, widely known by her initials, AOC.

“The time is now for childcare, healthcare and climate action for all,” she wrote. “Tax the Rich.”

Oxytocin

September 13, 2021
I can see it clear as day
You don't really need a break
Wanna see what you can take
You should really run away
Other people wouldn't stay
Other people don't obey
You and me are both the same
You should really run away
FINNEAS and Billie Eilish
Performed by Billie Eilish
From the album Happier Than Ever
2021

Seven

September 12, 2021
Please picture me
In the weeds
Before I learned civility
I used to scream ferociously
Any time I wanted
Taylor Swift
From the album Folklore
2020

Whisper Of The Heart

September 11, 2021
1995

I Still Have Faith In You

September 10, 2021
Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
Performed by ABBA
From the album Voyage
2018

Vanity Fair France

September 9, 2021
2021

On Children

September 8, 2021
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.


Kahlil Gibran
The Prophet
Photo by Alex Azabache from Pexels
1923

St John Leading Home His Adopted Mother

September 7, 2021
William Dyce
Photo © Tate 
CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0 (Unported)  
1842