Homage to Alexey Titarenko

The Lesson from Soutine

Time and Life

Time is not just a series of nows. It is time for doing things with things.
Time is dated by reference to things and events, the time of my birth,
for example, or the time of so-and-so’s death.

Heideggerian meditations
Stockbidge market

The Future

As Dr Johnson said: ‘To prefer one future mode of life to another, upon just reasons,
requires faculties which it has not pleased our Creator to give us.’

Queensferry, a poetic essay

Long Exposure Studies

Portobello, Scotland

Long Exposure Studies

Morning at the Window

They are rattling breakfast plates in basement kitchens,
And along the trampled edges of the street
I am aware of the damp souls of housemaids
Sprouting despondently at area gates.

The brown waves of fog toss up to me
Twisted faces from the bottom of the street,
And tear from a passer-by with muddy skirts
An aimless smile that hovers in the air
And vanishes along the level of the roofs.

T. S. Eliot, 1888 - 1965


Urbino et orbis

Every one is the other and no one is himself