"You can't put your feet on the ground until you've touched the sky"
It's Halloween, Samhain, Day of the Dead...the time of transitions. Traditionally the thin place in the fabric of the Celtic World where beings could slip more easily through portals. You can use Samhain to take the thirteenth step: Transformation. What is ending for you? What is beginning? To quote Mary Oliver: "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"
|THE CROSSING XIII - TAROT DE PARIS deck created by J. Phillip Thomas|
|Thomas's Angel model - Petit Palais|
|Lovers - Medici Fountain|
|Lovers - Jardin du Luxembourg|
|Man loving his book - Medici Fountain|
― Paul Auster, City of Glass
|Cosmos - Jardin Des Plantes|
|Nature as Teacher - Jardin des Plantes|
|Foraging Dinosaur - Jardin des Plantes|
"Every life is inexplicable I kept telling myself. No matter how many facts are told, no matter how many details are given, the essential thing resists telling. To say that so and so was born here and went there, that he did this and did that, that he married this woman and had these children, that he lived, that he died, that he left behind these books or this battle or that bridge – none of that tells us very much.”
― Paul Auster, The New York Trilogy
|L'Isle Saint-Louis Living Statue|
|He won't budge|
|He bent us to his will|
― Paul Auster, Mr. Vertigo
|Light as Air|
It seemed to me that everyone should have had several other lives as well. This gentleman doesn't know what he's doing: he's an angel. That family is a litter of puppy dogs. With some men, I often talked out loud with a moment from one of their other lives. - That's how I happened to love a pig."
Ensuite: more about "LOVE"
|Thomas & Rose|
|Pont de L'Archeveche|
|Spiral Staircase - The Pantheon|
At the Zig Zag, I finished the first part of Auster's "The Invention of Solitude" while slowly sipping the Cafe Calypso which cost me my entire day's food budget of $10 euros, but it was worth it--the mingling of rum, amaretto, coffee, creme faiche with tears of pain & joy as I read the last page of "Invisible Man"...Anyhoo the three food groups were amply covered:: alcohol, dairy and caffeine.
|Zig Zag Cafe|
I pray you, missis, for a souling cake
Apple or pear, plum or cherry
Anything to make us merry …”
― Paul Auster, Moon Palace
|Let Yourself Fall - Lovers, Medici Fountain|