Saturday, November 18, 2006

in III acts

"at the beginning, i thought i had found it.
in the middle, i fought to stand by it.
but in the end, i brought nothing to back it up with."

-tell me when it started? -i asked.
-it didn't -she replied- you saw all there was to see: the beginning and the end.

Friday, November 17, 2006

stendhal syndrome

"my head thrown back, i let my gaze dwell on the ceiling, i underwent the profoundest experience of ecstasy i have ever encountered. i had attained that supreme degree of sensibility where the divine intimations of art merge with the impassioned sensuality of emotion. i long for those rare moments when i shiver with the rush of altered consciousness. in an ephemeral blast of time's breath, it's like the universe reveals itself and there is a mutual recognition of all things. but as quick as it manifests it slams shut it's window, only leaving the essence like some intoxicating perfume that remains after someone has left the room."

[stendhal on a caravaggio]

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

reflections of passion

"a little while back i was watching an interview with one of the astronauts from a space shuttle. and in this interview he was describing his experience while he was orbiting the planet. and he was saying how beautiful earth looks from above. but he said that much to his surprise, when he was going over europe, he was having a hard time telling the countries apart from each other. he said the reason for that was that the lines that there are in the maps are not in the ground. it makes a great point: these lines really don't exist. they're made up completely. and they perpetuate this illusion that somehow we are all different from each other. i think the world would be a much better place if some day we stop pretending that these lines exist and we concentrate in our similarities rather than our differences. and i just want you to remember one more thing: that everything great that has ever happened to humanity, since the beginning, has begun as a single thought in someone's mind. and if anyone of us is capable of such a great thought, then all of us have the same capacity, capability, because we are all the same."

['yanni live at the acropolis' - 1994]

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

the notebook

"so it's not gonna be easy. it's gonna be really hard. and we're gonna have to work at this every day, but i want to do that, because i want you. i want all of you, forever, you and me, every day."

['the notebook' - nick cassavetes, 2004]

Sunday, November 12, 2006

nicho me recuerda a mi

"y yo te digo,
que de perdonar, nada.
pero de olvidar,
de eso, todo."

Sunday, November 05, 2006

cuando llegues a T

dije: "te extrañe". asi como cuando un numero se salta. asi como cuando la palabra esta en 'la punta de la lengua'. asi como en el extranjero se olvida el significado de algo. asi como a lo dulce le falta lo salado. asi como se olvidan las llaves dentro del coche. asi como se olvida cambiarle la hora al despertador. asi como le falta el timbre a una carta. asi como se olvida poner perfume. asi como se deja algo en el baño del bar. asi como un cumpleaños se olvida. asi como no recuerdo el titulo de la pelicula. asi, como se llama la calle? y, a que estamos hoy? por eso, con los 5 de mi mano, conte los que tu llamas 4. y te digo, asi como cuando dejas que quien tienes enfrente te desarme: "que no se te olvide".