Sticks for stories

I was writing, thinking, with pencil and paper. I was thinking, writing, of the trees from which the pencil and paper had been cut and pulped, and of the stories that I had cut and pulped, about kicking leaves around the trees, along a golden path around the trees, the ones that had given us […]

Historic clock exhibition hosted at Bonhams

Two private clock collectors have collaborated to stage an exhibition of early English clocks at the prestigious venue of Bonhams, New Bond Street, London, from 3-14 September 2018. The exhibition will also feature third party loans including contributions from the Science Museum, the Clockmakers’ Company and the Collection of the 5th Lord Harris from Belmont […]

Melnikov performs Haydn, Prokofiev and Brahms at Wigmore Hall

On 20th September 2018 at 7.30pm, the Russian pianist offers Prokofiev’s wispy but characterful collection of 20 miniature ‘fleeting visions’, written between1915 and 1917, before joining Cuarteto Casals in Brahms’s grandly impassioned piano quintet, a cornerstone of the Romantic chamber repertory. The concert is part of Chamber Zone, a free ticket scheme for young people […]

The National Gallery acquires self portrait of Artemisia Gentileschi

A recently discovered, rare self-portrait by the celebrated female artist of the Italian baroque – Artemisia Gentileschi – has been acquired by the National Gallery in London. Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria, an oil painting from about 1615–17, will undergo conservation treatment before going on display in early 2019. Hannah Rothschild CBE, who […]

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Originally posted on elleguyence:
I don’t know how I want to love you: like breath, so integral to life you forget I’m here? Or like a warm winter jacket you boast to everyone and never regret the purchase? Forever in my head mulling the maze of overbear versus undervalue hurdles of head/heart. I wrote this…

Daft expressions

Gosh, it is intense, That consecutive, cumulative experience Of believing That each second represents That peak, That apex, Of one’s passion for another, That we seek, and Of finding the following second dismisses That belief, That the reality is Of a deeper, stronger passion. It is nobody’s business, other than That Of me and mine. […]

Of you and me

Bubbles flow between our minds, Ideas of many different kinds, As we speed from one thought to another, Enjoying much of the ground that we cover, With eyes that are both large and bright, And set to take in just one sight, A face and form we like to see, Not just sometimes, but frequently. […]

Empty your mind

Empty your mind. Leave your thoughts behind. Soon, you will find A peace, an ease, A god upon your troubled seas. You will see, the smallest things can please, If you take a little time to tease The beautiful being within. Step away from the trouble you find yourself in. Let goodness fight this time, […]