Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Notable Transitions

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:37 AM

This morning's New York Times  gives a folklorist's
view of The Great Gatsby

"Daisy Buchanan, he argued in a 1960 article,
is a Jazz Age incarnation of the beautiful,
seductive Fairy Queen of Celtic lore."

— Margalit Fox, obituary of Tristram P. Coffin,
     who died at 89 on January 31st, 2012

See also…

Two screenshots in memory of fashion and fine-art photographer
Lillian Bassman, who died yesterday at 94—

IMAGE- Model Coco Rocha with poster of the film 'Hanna'

Update of 10:10 AM EST Wed., Feb. 15, 2012… 

In memory of Dory Previn, a song for "Hanna" and "Lord of the Rings" star Cate Blanchett.

Previn died yesterday, on Valentine's Day.  Perhaps an inspiration for a lyric by  Leonard Cohen?

Monday, February 13, 2012

Why Now?

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 5:01 PM

From the 2011 film "Hanna"—

Marissa: Why now, Erik? 
Erik: Kids grow up. 

From the 50th Anniversary Edition
(January 31, 2012) of A Wrinkle in Time

(Click to enlarge.)

IMAGE- Charles Wallace and Calvin O'Keefe discuss sports.

Saturday, February 11, 2012


Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 5:24 PM

"News and Traffic. Sports and Weather. These were his acid terms
for the life he’d left behind, more than two years of living with
the tight minds that made the war. It was all background noise,
he said, waving a hand. He liked to wave a hand in dismissal."

— DeLillo, Don (2010-02-02), Point Omega 

Send in the Clowns.   (Click to enlarge.)

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