Thursday, April 15, 2010

from Andre Breton's Manifesto



Here's a quote full; the first line takes my breath away:

Beloved imagination, what I most like in you is your unsparing quality. The mere word 'freedom' is the only one that still excites me. I deem it capable of indefinitely sustaining the old human fanaticism. It doubtless satisfies my only legitimate aspiration. Among all the many misfortunes to which we are heir, it is only fair to admit that we are allowed the greatest degree of freedom of thought. It is up to us not to misuse it. To reduce the imagination to a state of slavery--even thought it would mean the elimination of what is commonly called happiness--is to betray all sense of absolute justice within oneself. Imagination alone offers me some intimation of what can be, and this is enough to remove to some slight degree the terrible injunction; enough, too, to allow me to devote myself to it without fear of making a mistake (as though it were possible to make a bigger mistake). Where does it begin to turn bad, and where does the mind's stability cease? For the mind, is the possibility of erring not rather the contingency of good?

Saturday, April 3, 2010

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my great grandmother had a host of old dolls dating ooweeback! this little beauty from her unintended collection reminds us that cloth diapers and safety pins were a noteworthy fashion AND a nod to momEarth. if only we could go back...of course then...we'd have the washing machine going more than often...yet...it's still fun to think about.

Friday, April 2, 2010

hiccups in human reproduction

is it me or does anyone else think Eva Mendes could be Rachel Welch's daughter...sister...mother in another life? Weird!




Thursday, April 1, 2010

passing time...creations and revelations

gera hand makes these in his sleep. we sell them at the market like buttermilk hotcakes


i'm lost in reading and figuring it all out...preparing for those big, lengthy, conference length essay with which we finish off the semester in grad school - i've done my research, now i just need to start writing. i still have about four weeks AND i have a stack of papers and quizzes to grade...my students aren't happy with me right now...oh well...


gera's handmade vase that ladies just love to buy - we bicker over pricing these - but it's his show


more lips. it's funny but guys and little kids tend to buys these more than any other group.


i get on his nerves when i ask, so...are you gonna make some black and brown lips? we'll see. i'm so annoying at times...it's fun though!