Russian Literature

Spotted this street-art in ta flea market in Paris. Tolstoy is a hottie, hands down (See my previous post on War and Peace for more. ). Dostoevsky the ultimate bad-boy you were warned about. Chekhov the man with all the right words. Gogol, Bulgakov, Pushkin, Nabokov...dream-boats aplenty.


On Life, Death and Happiness

Citations from War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy (1869)   Who's right, and who's wrong? No one. You're alive — so live: tomorrow you'll die, just as I could've died an hour ago. And is it worth the suffering, when there is only a second left to live compared with eternity? "What is bad? What is good?… Continue reading On Life, Death and Happiness

Life is short, & Art long

Old man Hippocrates got it right. Nearly 2500 years later, I think he remains relevant. Life is short, and art long, opportunity fleeting, experimentations perilous, and judgment difficult. This blog is an attempt to use the lengthening, eternal effects of art to trick, overcome, circumvent and prolong this brief candle of life, as said Macbeth. Tomorrow,… Continue reading Life is short, & Art long