Monthly Archives: June 2013

Please Queue Here for Butterbeer

Since I first discovered them I have loved the Harry Potter books, have been fascinated by J.K. Rowling, and have seen all eight films. What I love most about the phenomenon is that books are at the root of it. … Continue reading

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This Moment of June

“In people’s eyes, in the swing, tramp, and trudge; in the bellow and the uproar; the carriages, motor cars, omnibuses, vans, sandwich men shuffling and swinging; brass bands; barrel organs; in the triumph and the jingle and the strange high … Continue reading

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There is Never Any End to Paris

“There is never any ending to Paris and the memory of each person who has lived in it differs from that of any other. We always returned to it no matter who we were or how it was changed or … Continue reading

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Atelier Jacques Rémus

“J’aime voir les formes mécaniques en mouvement et leur résonnance dans l’air et dans la lumière. Et je reste toujours fasciné quand je contemple les vibrations des énergies qui se déploient et se transforment.” — Jacques Rémus, Manifeste — One … Continue reading

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A Little More Magic

It’s hard to capture the magic of Paris, although I tried a hundred and nine times. Here are some of those attempts. There was a little magic waiting in London, too, once I managed to get here (there was a … Continue reading

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The Artist in the Garden

The gardens “defined [Monet]. They gave him life. They added kind of spiritual zest to his being and they obviously were absolutely central to his conceptions about art.” – Paul Hayes Tucker – This is a more recent article from the NY … Continue reading

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Memory is Hunger

The title comes from A Moveable Feast, and seemed appropriate. I went back to Lyon for the first time since I left thirteen years ago. Mostly I wandered, and took it all in. The best part of the afternoon was reconnecting … Continue reading

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