August 26, 2009
Festina lente means to make haste slowly. It is Cosimo I de Medici’s motto, illustrated by a tortoise with a sail for a tail.
It is also a style of modern classical music exemplified by Arvo Part, an Estonian composer.
I am a fan of both:)
March 13, 2009
Leprechaun sitings in the deep south…
February 20, 2009
My coworker and I had a singalong of this song today, and ever since it’s been stuck in my head.
I love Patti Smith in general, and I’ve loved this song specifically for about as long as I can remember. Such a perfect thing to have in the back of my head as I go through my day.
While messing around and killing time on Flickr today, I came across this set of pictures of London architecture. I’m a sucker for anything involving geometrical forms and architecture. These are the perfect fix for afternoon boredom.
February 18, 2009
My cousin got married this weekend. This, in combination with the Valentine’s Day romance onslaught and the ridiculous proliferation of cute babies that were to be seen as the weather grew more hospitable, lead me to think about love and marriage and family and all that fun stuff. Conclusion: I have years to go and hundreds of things to do before that begins to be factored in. Perks of being 24 in this day and age. But, in the meantime, I’d settle for a sentiment and gesture like this. Call me romantic. Call me demanding. So beautiful, though. And rendered tragic, by the title.
February 13, 2009
I miss home.
February 10, 2009
February 10, 2009
This makes me think fondly of the boys in high school… and their subsequent status facebook pictures;-)
February 9, 2009
Everyone needs their dose of cheesiness to really get into their day.
February 4, 2009
Even though I’ve been listening to Miles Davis all day, and am about to go see Rigoletto at the Met (yay! First time going to the opera in two years!) this ends up being today’s earworm. It’s been stuck in my head since yesterday. I was convinced it was an Animal Collective song, since I’ve been listening to Merriweather Pavilion on repeat, and was going mad looking for it.
Hurray for Architecture in Helsinki, though. One of my very favourite band names.
Without further ado:
To be perfectly honest, I’m only quite so madly in love with the first few chords of the song, but those resonate enough with me to make it all work.