Videmus novam auroram lumine mare, terram, et caelum spargere.– Latin homework can be beautiful
Phone activated, bank account opened, subfusc purchased, room decorated, favorite bike/coffee shop discovered, ice cream with new friend had, the definition of “Native United States-ian” with a German discussed, botanic gardens visited, and sleep slept. Words have not been coming naturally, I think because physical activity has been lacking for the past month. Buying a bicycle...
The following concepts, here introduced into art theory for the first time,...– Walter Benjamin, The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, 1936
Rain, rain, rain!
It’s raining for the first time since I arrived! Finally the dreaded drizzle of the British Isles knocks on my window. Gently. It’s bouncing off the awning of Blackwell’s Books. I felt compelled to take a stroll so, wearily laying aside my Latin translation homework, I grabbed my umbrella and prepared to face the wet streets. FYI: cobblestones make excellent puddles. This...
How one walks through the world, the endless small adjustments of balance, is ...– Elaine Scarry, On Beauty
[History] is a well of conclusions from which we draw in order to act.– John Berger, Ways of Seeing