(maya angelou) image: leisure or pleasure
differences have vanished in our society: all that remain are nuances. consequently, good breeding, elegant manners, the je ne sais quoi, the fruits of a complete education - these form the only barrier separating the man of leisure from the busy man. if privilege exists, it stems from moral superiority. hence the high price that the majority places on education, on the purity of language, on the grace of deportment, on the relatively easy manner in which an outfit is worn, on the careful choice of living quarters: in short, on the perfection of everything proceeding from the person. - honoré de balzac, treatise on elegant living, 1830.
my photograph of shakespeare&co
"and lastly from that period i remember riding in a taxi one afternoon between very tall buildings under a mauve and rosy sky; i began to bawl because i had everything i wanted and knew i would never be so happy again"
a while back i had picked up a postcard from a commercial gallery that had a photograph by joshua jensen-nagle on it. so when i read that beau-xi photo on dundas was showing his photographs i had to go. his works are fairly large and mounted on plexiglass, which is a fresh contrast to the dreamy treatment of european scenery. title is from the rolling stones play with fire.