Lago di Garda (by Valerio_D)
“Be, and it is.” — Qur’an 36:82

The first thing I saw when I went out to take pictures was a satellite. I was too late to do anything about it so I just watched it fly by. It went by slowly but I felt the need to just keep that moment the way it was. I took some pictures and through some trees, I saw a meteor plummet from the sky. It lasted a second but that too was another experience. This one was just too quick and even though I would have loved to take a picture of it, something like that may happen only once a night and trying to replicate it is nearly impossible. There’s a word for this in some language that is lost to me right now but it means to try and recreate that first moment that was the most perfect. Maybe another day.


Maurice Sendak

Nisus and Euryalus (detail)
Jean-Baptiste Roman
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Paul Ambroise Slodtz, The dead Icarus
So majestic.

amor & psyche at le march 2012


meet me here, okay?


A huge mushroom cloud rises above Bikini atoll in the Marshall Islands on July 25, 1946 following an atomic test blast, part of the U.S. military’s Operation Crossroads. The dark spots in foreground are ships that were placed near the blast site to test what an atom bomb would do to a fleet of warships.