“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”
My friend Tessa made this delightfully cheeky calendar of somewhat Maine themed watercolor paintings of synchronized swimmers.
Status Update (by Emily Qualey)
What do you do when you’re offline for months at a time? Take the status update to the street, yo.
It’s entirely likely that these four minutes of clips from Antigua, Cuba, Montauk and the waters in-between will be amusing to only my status update partner in crime, Charlie, and myself. I’m willing to take that chance.
If you’re willing to waste four minutes of your time, watch for:
- an illegal taxi break down
- a barracuda
- sneaking into a private resort
- playing bongos in the bar that Hemingway drank Mojitos
- a replica of America’s Capitol Building in Havana
- a Ralph Lauren photo shoot
- synchronized swimming
- naps, interrupted
- blue steel
- sailing into the sunset
Wendell is hands down the greatest homeless fashion designer who ever lived. He makes almost all his clothes from things he finds. I hadn’t seen him in awhile, so I was quite thrilled to walk up on him Tuesday, doing this to a Gandhi statue.
Lorde - Royals (Reggae Version by Jamie Lou & Drastic) (by Jamie Lou Stenzel)
This being human is a guest-house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you
out for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.