Sunday, September 1, 2013

You are going up to see the strange one, my favourite jewel.

You are going up to see the strange one, my favourite jewel.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Let’s go. Yes, let’s go. (They do not move).

Let’s go. Yes, let’s go. (They do not move).

Monday, December 10, 2012

Through all this horror my cat stalked unperturbed. Once I saw him monstrously perched atop a mountain of bones, and wondered at the secrets that might lie behind his yellow eyes.

Through all this horror my cat stalked unperturbed. Once I saw him monstrously perched atop a mountain of bones, and wondered at the secrets that might lie behind his yellow eyes.



It is the grouping of objects, in an association, almost in an ingenious and sometimes  striking conversation, which arouses the appetite of the eyes, and spreads to the soul.

It is the grouping of objects, in an association, almost in an ingenious and sometimes  striking conversation, which arouses the appetite of the eyes, and spreads to the soul.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

It still lay quite still; he touched it, it was dead. Accustomed no doubt to a sedentary life, an uneventful existence spent under its humble carapace, it had not been able to support the dazzling splendour imposed on it, the glittering garment in which it had been clad, the pavement of precious stones wherewith they had inlaid its poor back like a jewelled pyx.

It still lay quite still; he touched it, it was dead. Accustomed no doubt to a sedentary life, an uneventful existence spent under its humble carapace, it had not been able to support the dazzling splendour imposed on it, the glittering garment in which it had been clad, the pavement of precious stones wherewith they had inlaid its poor back like a jewelled pyx.

Friday, October 19, 2012

What long days I’ve spent alone with my cat. By ‘alone’ I mean, of course, ‘without another material being’, for a cat is a mystical presence, a spirit.

What long days I’ve spent alone with my cat. By ‘alone’ I mean, of course, ‘without another material being’, for a cat is a mystical presence, a spirit.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Immersed in solitude, he would dream or read far into the night. By protracted contemplation of the same thoughts, his mind grew sharp, his vague, undeveloped ideas took on form.

Immersed in solitude, he would dream or read far into the night. By protracted contemplation of the same thoughts, his mind grew sharp, his vague, undeveloped ideas took on form.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

She missed the mystery of old temples and the ardor of a sky blazing with fever, sensuality and death. The better to relive all these magnificent, raging memories, she became a recluse, spending entire days lying about on tiger skins, playing with those pretty Nepalese knives ‘which dissipate one’s dreams’.

She missed the mystery of old temples and the ardor of a sky blazing with fever, sensuality and death. The better to relive all these magnificent, raging memories, she became a recluse, spending entire days lying about on tiger skins, playing with those pretty Nepalese knives ‘which dissipate one’s dreams’.


The following morning, after a wild night of loving, we set sail again, en route for China.

The following morning, after a wild night of loving, we set sail again, en route for China.

Monday, August 20, 2012

From the moment of my birth, the angels of anxiety, worry, and death stood at my side, followed me out when I played, followed me in the sun of springtime and in the glories of summer.

From the moment of my birth, the angels of anxiety, worry, and death stood at my side, followed me out when I played, followed me in the sun of springtime and in the glories of summer.