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My Valentine from HY.


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Little Petey Bananas. Small bananas are not particularly enticing but I get them for these stickers!


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“If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern.” ― William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

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HY’s desk. The elves have not appeared. Not once.

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Love seeketh not itself to please, nor for itself hath any care, but for another gives its ease, and builds a Heaven in Hell’s despair.
William Blake, Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience

 

We only put up a selected few of Blake’s art in Art & Objects. My humble opinion is his visual pairings of human mortality and dark words work the best. Why?

No one else does it better.

Please write to us if you want to see more.

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wherein this tower

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Ship | Family Portrait | Railroad Light | Firecracker | Scales | Nereids | Natural Ring Holder | Tank Life

Nereids:

Hero and Leander is the Greek myth relating the story of Hero, a priestess of Aphrodite who dwelt in a tower in Sestos on the European side of the Hellespont, and Leander, a young man from Abydos on the opposite side of the strait. Leander fell in love with Hero and would swim every night across the Hellespont to be with her. Hero would light a lamp at the top of her tower to guide his way.

Succumbing to Leander’s soft words and to his argument that Aphrodite, as the goddess of love, would scorn the worship of a virgin, Hero allowed him to make love to her. These trysts lasted through the warm summer. But one stormy winter night, the waves tossed Leander in the sea and the breezes blew out Hero’s light; Leander lost his way and was drowned. When Hero saw his dead body, she threw herself over the edge of the tower to her death to be with him.

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Tank Life:

Don’t you sometimes know you are living a tank life? I do, especially when I look up and suddenly the moon is caught between two leaves, framed perfectly no matter how I move in those few moments, because I am stubborn and refuse to believe the moon does not have to be caught. I do this a lot, changing my footing to challenge the case of the moon.

And each and every time I am surprised she is ready.

 

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Foundlings and Nestlings

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Before I forget, I must say thanks to Yong for her fish sauce chili, homemade with love and a great tease in the simple fare HY and I eat at home.

In the month of August, we have only just discovered the secret of packaged hotpot broth. Which is the secret of a successful hotpot / steamboat at home. Listen to me, go easy on the red dates. Use instant when there is instant. Use friends’ homemade anything when it is homemade

 

1. Art Deco Cast Iron Alsatian Lamp With Nautical Milk Glass Shade

2. 1900s Chromolithograph Cloud Study Art Print

3. Love Unites, a small, pretentious rock n roll silver jewelry collection

4. Jack Earle The Giant and apparently we have his ring!
Jack stood at 7 ft 7 12 in (2.324 m) at the end of his life. We can fit three fingers into this ring.

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A Very Long Night, Part I

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It’s like a very long engagement, the things you do when you begin to lead adult lives.

Do you sense dissatisfaction here?

No. For sure.

It’s the child in me who is very aware of the adult in me.

Almost at ridiculous levels.

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We’ve Not Departed From Chaos

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Blake’s art is important to understanding his poems. Some of his ‘laments’ I believe were even ‘archaic’ in his time, nearing the end of the 16th century, which is his somewhat style, purposely archaic. But if your eyes just so much as glaze over his illustrations, you suddenly get a childish time-port, moving both very near back and far back into a childhood fief and renaissance time respectively. How wonderful is that to have two simultaneous experiences from reading and gazing at his works, one that you lived through and one that you can only imagine?

 

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