BYRON: Solitude

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep Sea, and music in its roar
I love not Man the less, but Nature more.

—Lord Byron

Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, 1812

Solitary Refinement

Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your won presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement.

—Alice Koller

Rest in Power: Josephine Harris

Miracle of 9/11, Dies of Heart Attack at Age 69

Josephine Harris 9/11 Survivor

On September 11, 2001 Josephine Harris was in the North Tower of the World Trade Center when disaster struck. As she reached the area of stairwell B between the…

[OMG: Josephine’s story inspired me, and I’m so very sad she died]

via Josephine Harris, Miracle of 9/11, Dies of Heart Attack at Age 69 | Gowanus Lounge


Black Water

RIP Mick Karn:

Carl put this song on a mixtape for me years ago and this song above all others enchanted me like very few can…both in sonic resonance, sweet tremolo vibrato, and lyric enigma this is one of my favorite songs of all time…never knew there was a video, and have now watched it like 15x in a row…
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