Friday, May 29, 2015


"And let me here promptly make a request: read as little as possible of aesthetic criticism--such things are either partisan views, petrified and grown senseless in their lifeless induration, or they are clever quibblings in which today one view wins and tomorrow the opposite. Works of art are of an infinite loneliness and with nothing so little to be reached as with criticism. Only love can grasp and hold and be just toward them.

Leave to your opinions their own quiet undisturbed development, which, like all progress, must come from deep within and cannot be pressed or hurried by anything.

Everything is gestation and then bringing forth.

To let each impression and each germ of feeling come to completion wholly in itself, in the dark, in the inexpressible, the unconscious, beyond the reach of one's own intelligence, and await with deep humility and patience the birth-hour of a new clarity: that alone is living the artist's life: in understanding as in creating.

There is here no measuring with time, no year matters, and ten years are nothing. Being an artist means, not reckoning and counting, but ripening like the tree which does not force its sap and stands confident in the storms of spring without the fear that after them may come no summer. It does come. But it comes only to the patient, who are there as though eternity lay before them, so unconcernedly and wide. I learn it daily, learn it with pain to which I am grateful: patience is everything!"

-April 23rd, 1903
excerpt from Letters to a Young Poet

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Ocean Park A Time Ago

It was back then. Not too long ago but enough that I have to scratch around for any remnants of the sweetness. Dig. She made the smallest gesture toward me on the Internet. Added me on the email site a couple weeks after telling me she was through. As she cried in her sublet bedroom. Maybe it was an accident. I don't know. Are there ever any accidents with two hearts. Or are those organs purposeful even while seemingly oblivious. Cuz then months later she got in touch. And I pretended like she couldn't hurt me.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Joshua Turek 2015 Reel

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


Friday, May 15, 2015

rainy morning art