Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Zen and the Art

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 12:12 PM

From today's print version of the New York Times —

“He eliminates anything that’s not essential
from the face of this little rabbit until it’s really
reduced to the absolute minimum,”
Mr. Dibbits said. “And he does the same for
the text of his children’s books. He uses a
language that’s not simple or stupid, but he
reduces to the bare essentials.”

About his own work, Mr. Bruna once said,
“I spend a long time making my drawings
as simple as possible, throwing lots away,
before I reach that moment of recognition.”
He added, “I leave plenty of space for children’s

The result is a series of “Zen-like” tales,
Ms. Vogt said, “and that’s also part of the
universal appeal.”

The passage above is from an obituary for an artist who
reportedly died on Feb. 16.

See also, in this journal, "How deep the rabbit hole goes."

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Schoolgirl Problems

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 12:00 PM

Compare and contrast the recent films
"The Diary of a Teenage Girl" and "Strangerland." 

(This post was suggested by yesterday's
"How Deep the Rabbit Hole Goes.")

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

How Deep the Rabbit Hole Goes

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 10:00 PM

"Mathematics is a process of making your metaphors ever more precise."

Dave Carter, quoted at AmericanSongwriter.com today

"Meticulously mapped" — Ben Brantley, review of the play "Rabbit Hole"
 in The New York Times , February 3, 2006

Dave Carter, quoted in "Dave Carter's Final Class,"
a post written by 
at AmericanSongwriter.com on 

"Eyes closed, you will feel your body traveling at great speed over the landscape. Somewhere there will be a hole down into the ground. As you go down into that tunnel, there may be creatures that try to stop you, stand in your path. You have to go right through them.

Finally you will come to something down there in the ground, a new place with some kind of gift for you. You just look around for it there, and you will find it." 

Carter reportedly died on July 19, 2002.

The next day

"And should you glimpse my wandering form out on the borderline
Between death and resurrection and the council of the pines
Do not worry for my comfort, do not sorrow for me so
All your diamond tears will rise up and adorn the sky beside me
     when I go"

— Dave Carter, song lyric, "When I Go"

Monday, February 21, 2011

How Deep the Rabbit Hole Goes

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 3:17 PM

The sequel to Another Manic Monday and The Abacus Conundrum


You'll glitter and gleam so
Make somebody dream so that
Some day he may buy you a ring, ringa-linga
I've heard that's where it leads…


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