Friday, December 30, 2011

joan didion in los angeles

the white album

'i remember walking barefoot all day on the worn hardwood floors of that house and i remember "do you wanna dance" on the record player, "do you wanna dance" and "visions of johanna" and a song called "midnight confessions". i remember a babysitter telling me that she saw death in my aura. i remember chatting  with her about reasons why this might be so, playng her, opening all the french windows and going to sleep in the leaving room.'
joan didion

veruschka and bailey

second book of the holiday

joan didion on the beach

happy birthday patti smith

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Monday, December 26, 2011

just saying

As William Blake observed, you never know how much is enough, until you know what too much is.


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

mery streep, where have you been?

do you remember the days when meryl streep didn't need a set of false teeth or a fat suit to embody a character?
here she is in 'the seduction of joe lynan' in 1979. a breath of fresh air after watching 'the iron lady' and a reminder of what a great actress she was. not hiding, and not overplaying, no saturday night live impersonation like role. just a great actress in a real role.

lord byron's wreath

Wednesday, December 14, 2011