"The loveliest things in life are but shadows; they come and go, and change and fade away…"
— Charles Dickens, Martin Chuzzlewit
4:31 pm • 10 April 2013
Clarence Hudson White
Plate IX [title unknown]
Photographische Rundschau XV, No. 3, March 1901
From Truth Beauty: Pictorialism and the Photograph as Art, 1845 -1945
8:03 pm • 9 April 2013
"The contemplation of beauty, whether it be a uniquely tinted sunset, a radiant face, or a work of art, makes us glance back unwittingly at our personal past and juxtapose ourselves and our inner being with the utterly unattainable beauty revealed to us."
— Vladimir Nabokov, “La Veneziana”
From The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov
4:29 pm • 9 April 2013
Charles Augustin Lhermitte
Jeune femme debout sur un sentier
(Young woman standing on a footpath)
Aristotype, circa 1912
[From the Réunion des Musées Nationaux]
11:31 am • 9 April 2013
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
“On We March”
From The Social Network
8:00 pm • 8 April 2013
"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing."
— Helen Keller, The Open Door
2:17 pm • 8 April 2013
Henry Peach Robinson
Albumen print, 1857
From Impressionist Camera: Pictorial Photography in Europe, 1888-1918
11:00 am • 8 April 2013
"I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it’s very difficult to find anyone."
“I should think so—in these parts! We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner! I can’t think what anybody sees in them…"
— J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
7:30 pm • 7 April 2013