Wednesday, December 21, 2011

keeping secrets

Who could deny that privacy is a jewel? It has always been the mark of privilege, the distinguishing feature of a truely urbane culture.

Phyliss McGinley (1905-1978), US poet

found in Veil: Modesty, privacy and resistance by Fadwa El Guindi (1999, Oxford:Berg)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

vanity and the invisible

It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.

Oscar Wilde, The picture of Dorian Gray (1981)

Sunday, December 04, 2011

a rainy sunday morning in the beginning of summer

this morning we enjoyed breakfast together. milky coffee and thick warm waffles covered in dark cheeries, whipped cream and maple syrup.