Sunday, January 22, 2012

The weather was absolutely perfect today.
So... trees in winter are lovely. Of course I miss the green leaves but the acuteness
of each defined branch is so precious.  And this why winter remains as my
favourite season! There's been some nice peeling winds these days.
Also, how incredible is Simple Song?

You sure must be strong when you feel like an ocean being warmed by the sun.
I know that things can really get rough when you go it alone.

Memory's like a voice in a lost tavern but I've found it again.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Peel off

“Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions. You change direction but the sandstorm chases you. You turn again, but the storm adjusts. Over and over you play this out, like some ominous dance with death just before dawn. Why? Because this storm isn't something that blew in from far away, something that has nothing to do with you. This storm is you. Something inside of you. So all you can do is give in to it, step right inside the storm, closing your eyes and plugging up your ears so the sand doesn't get in, and walk through it, step by step. There's no sun there, no moon, no direction, no sense of time. Just fine white sand swirling up into the sky like pulverized bones. That's the kind of sandstorm you need to imagine.

And you really will have to make it through that violent, metaphysical, symbolic storm. No matter how metaphysical or symbolic it might be, make no mistake about it: it will cut through flesh like a thousand razor blades. People will bleed there, and you will bleed too. Hot, red blood. You'll catch that blood in your hands, your own blood and the blood of others.

And once the storm is over you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won't be the same person who walked in. That's what this storm's all about.”

― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

And we commence

Looks like it's going to be a wonderful 2012!
The Shins's first song in a while:
The official Coachella line-up:
And... The Vaccines in a month!