Look Me in the Eye

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... Pieces of the puzzle, will be solved soon.  :-)


The Summer Book by Tove Jansson

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Tove Jansson was a Swedish-speaking Finnish novelist, hugely famous for the children's literary phenomenon, the Moomin family. 
But this is not a post about Moomins, this is a post about The Summer Book - one of 10 books Jansson wrote for adults. 
The Summer Book is about an elderly artist and her six-year-old granddaughter Sophia spend a summer together on a tiny island 
in the gulf of Finland exploring, talking about life, nature, everything but their feelings about Sophia's mother's death and their love 
for one another.
The book is a perfect little cosmos. Behind light sentences moving depth is hidden, magic and poetry without any cheesy sentiment. 
It is a beautiful, funny and wise book.

“Small animals are a great problem. I wish God had never created small animals, or else that He had made them so they could talk, 
or else that He'd given them better faces. Space. Take moths. They fly at the lamp and burn themsleves, and then they fly right back 
again. It can't be instinct, because it isn't the way it works. They just don't understand, so they go right on doing it. Then they lie on 
their backs and all their legs quiver, and then they're dead. Did you get all that? Does it sound good?" 
"Very good," Grandmother said.
Sophia stood up and shouted, "Say this: say I hate everything that dies slow! Say I hate everything that won't let you help! 
Did you write that?” 

The Summer Book  by Tove Jansson 

Lou Reed: 1942/2013

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Just a perfect day
you made me forget myself
I thought I was
someone else, someone good.


More Eames...

NEW drawings of Eames chairs in my 
Etsy Shop.

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Maurice Sendak on Being a Kid

"I still think the same way I thought as a child. 
I still worry. I'm still frightened... Nothing changes." 
- Maurice Sendak

* Maurice Bernard Sendak (/ˈsɛndæk/; June 10, 1928 – May 8, 2012) was an American illustrator
and writer of children's books. He became widely known for his book Where the Wild Things Are
first published in 1963.


October Poems

"October Poems" are series of collages inspired by Autumn. 

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A Different Corner

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Midnight Dance

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Autumn's Apple

“Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!” 
― Humbert Wolfe