VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI: A RAINBOW EDGE

“And as much as I’d like to believe there’s a truth beyond illusion, I’ve come to believe that there’s no truth beyond illusion. Because, between ‘reality’ on the one hand, and the point where the mind strikes reality, there’s a middle zone, a rainbow edge where beauty comes into being, where two very different surfaces mingle and blur to provide what life does not: and this is the space where all art exists, and all magic.” ~ Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

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17nov15. Vicksburg, Mississippi.

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BOOKS: THE GOLDFINCH by DONNA TARTT

“That life – whatever else it is – is short. That fate is cruel but maybe not random. That Nature (meaning Death) always wins but that doesn’t mean we have to bow and grovel to it. That maybe even if we’re not always so glad to be here, it’s our task to immerse ourselves anyway: wade straight through it, right through the cesspool, while keeping eyes and hearts open. And in the midst of our dying, as we rise from the organic and sink back ignominiously into the organic, it is a glory and a privilege to love what Death doesn’t touch.”
Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

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apr/may2014. From Orlando, FL. to Kobe, Japan.

MOVING TRAIN IMAGES: FROM KOBE MOTOMACHI TO OSAKA FUKUSHIMA

“We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others, that in the end, we become disguised to ourselves.
—FRANÇOIS DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD”  Excerpt From current book I’m reading: Tartt, Donna. “The Goldfinch.”

It was a dark, cloudy morning. May is rainy season in this part of Japan.

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21may14. Kobe to Osaka, Japan.