Monthly Archives: November 2021

Baudelaire Walks Pandemic Paris

Walking through Paris in the (imagined) aftermath of a pandemic, I had the uncanny feelings of déjà vu, that things had disappeared and been replaced, leaving behind a residue of scented melancholy.  The gap between then and now ignited a … Continue reading

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Madrid: Light, Shade, Goya

Goya, I’m understanding your mystery.I see your country through your emotions.You who said that there is no need for color, only light and shade.  A man crossing a plaza in full sunwill have the crackle of sun around him,the scintillation of … Continue reading

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The Alchemical Saffron Harvest

Years ago I started imagining a saffron harvest, conjuring up the process of hundreds of humans, with their hands, turning fields of flowers into an essence, a spice, dried stigma so concentrated it’s almost like a drug. Time passed.  As … Continue reading

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