Jun 30, 2011
Photo by Paige
Inspired by Paige's amazing photo - which for me illustrates the freedom and joy of summer - I've decided not to give you any homework this week. Instead, I've put together a Summer Mix just for you. I've filled it with songs I know you'll hear all over the airwaves this summer, some I hope you'll hear, and some you probably won't hear on the radio - but should!
There is something about summer music that always makes me happy - I hope this list is one you can turn on while you do housework, on a road trip, while you enjoy a BBQ with friends and family - all the things that make summer great.
Jun 29, 2011
Jun 28, 2011
it had begun to be present to him after the first fortnight,
it had broken out with the oddest abruptness, this particular wanton wonderment:
it met him there--and this was the image under which he himself judged the matter,
or at least, not a little, thrilled and flushed with it--very much as he might have been met
by some strange figure, some unexpected occupant,
at a turn of one of the dim passages of an empty house.
the quaint analogy quite hauntingly remained with him,
when he didn't indeed rather improve it by a still intenser form:
that of his opening a door behind which he would have made sure of finding nothing,
a door into a room shuttered and void, and yet so coming,
with a great suppressed start, on some quite erect confronting presence,
something planted in the middle of the place
and facing him through the dusk.
~ henry james the jolly corner