Philosophers painted in the style of like-minded artists via Renee Bolinger.
Hemingway’s actual Royal Quiet Deluxe portable typewriter at his former Cuban residence, the Finca Vigia:
The man and the machine.
Photograph from Hemingway’s Finca Vigia by Robert Beatty: http://narri.tv/14QhGUv
Betty of Lilyfield has lived in the same house on the outskirts of Sydney, Australia, for over seventy years. She has outlived her friends and family—everyone except her dog, Jasmin. “She is the epitome of ‘the Aussie battler,’” says photographer Eszter Marosszeky.
The entire photoset, “Betty of Lilyfield” by Eszter Marosszeky and David Matheson, may be seen here: http://narri.tv/13XrsBa
A touching poem, walking the intersection between love and obsessive compulsive disorder.
Neil Hilborn - “OCD” (Rustbelt 2013)
"She’d lay in bed and watch me turn the lights off and on, off and on… she’d close her eyes and imagine days and nights were passing in front of her."
Finally, finally, a high quality video of this poem.
— Longinus, On the Sublime
In her short story “Gargoyle,” Joyce Carol Oates wonders what to make of loneliness:
Loneliness isn’t fashionable. It isn’t considered a subject one can talk about. There are people who brag about living alone, who speak in public about the joys of aloneness, but they fall silent if someone asks them about loneliness.
Read it here.
(Photography credit Pavel Tereshkovets.)
Twenty-One Reasons Why English Is Hard to Learn
Actor Tom Hanks on why he loves manual typewriters.
via New York Times:
The tactile pleasure of typing old school is incomparable to what you get from a de rigueur laptop. Computer keyboards make a mousy tappy tap tappy tap like ones you hear in a Starbucks — work may be getting done but it sounds cozy and small, like knitting needles creating a pair of socks. Everything you type on a typewriter sounds grand, the words forming in mini-explosions of SHOOK SHOOK SHOOK. A thank-you note resonates with the same heft as a literary masterpiece…
(Source: The New York Times)
Virginia Woolf’s and Truman Capote’s passport photographs via the Guardian.
Aleksandra Crapanzano celebrates her mother’s chocolate mousse and a world of chocolate far more inspiring than Charlie’s Chocolate Factory:
Chocolate can transport you, maybe not always to faraway places, but certainly out of reality.