Tag Archive: love

FLIGHT RISK

THE IMAGE SHOWS a would-be artist trying to make his art do what it can’t. The painting is of that guy, with paintings as wings flapping impotently, hesitating before a leap of little… Continue reading

OUT OF PLAY

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.” — Philip K. Dick The actors have left the stage, gone to their separate realities. The illusion of their chemistry… Continue reading

MUSE-UM

“It was the truth, vivid and monstrous, that all the while he had waited the wait was itself his portion.” ― Henry James, The Beast in the Jungle The painting, digitally reproduced here,… Continue reading

GHOSTS

“—What is a ghost? Stephen said with tingling energy. One who has faded into impalpability through death, through absence, through change of manners.” ― James Joyce, Ulysses Yes, People become more ghost-like as… Continue reading

SHIPS OF A FOOL

Long ago you hung out with your co-workers or school chums because you all had histories, interests, talents and/or goals in common and that makes it easier get by in the not-so-brave new… Continue reading

SOME DAY IN THE PARK

Being born is generally a good start;back then you were valued—loved, they say—simply for who you are. What you do has little to do with it; you can be little more than a… Continue reading

PERSONA NON GRATA

A personality can be a defense mechanism. From sublimation and rationalization to regression and projection, even acting out and disassociation sometimes. In the real world, you can’t simply be 100% yourself and expect… Continue reading

A FREE MARKET PRESS

Abstract: The naked and frightened novice in the world begins his or her slide downward. First meeting business men out for a quick buck, then celebrities posing for a price and finally lovers… Continue reading

CONSENSUS OF INCOMPATIBLES

On a TV show, a shrink quotes her late husband, also a shrink, “There is no humanity, there are only humans…” and I now paraphrase the rest, “and each is driven and attracted… Continue reading

THE FRISSON OF ATTEMPTING DUENDE

There are some words in some languages that can’t be said as a single word in other languages. So there must be words used in American English that don’t translate well. But you’d… Continue reading