Tuesday, September 30, 2008

some shakespeare

"Out, out, brief candle!
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
that struts and frets his hour upon the stage
and then is heard no more. It is a tale
told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
signifying nothing."

-William Shakespeare (Macbeth, Act V, scene 5)-

Monday, September 29, 2008

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Saturday, September 27, 2008

dinner (3)

let's flip another cabbage on the net
(dat krijg je van die biologische groentepaketten ;)

Friday, September 26, 2008

solitude (2)

To my essential self – I sing –
Not to the I,
Man of the hat, coat and tie;
But to the me,
- coffee, muddle and misery.

-Ronald Duncan, 1961 (no 1 from The Solitudes)-

Thursday, September 25, 2008

it's the eye of snoes

huize helena (2)

or rather sea view office

cowboy quote (3)

never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear,
or a fool from any direction

you can tell a true cowboy by the type of horse that he rides
(or in liite's case: ...by the horse that he owns)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

new york grand central terminal

zin in winter

The Kind Moon

I think the moon is very kind
To take such trouble just for me.
He came along with me from home
To keep me company.

He went as fast as I could run;
I wonder how he crossed the sky?
I'm sure he hasn't legs and feet
Or any wings to fly.

Yet here he is above their roof;
Perhaps he thinks it isn't right
For me to go so far alone,
Tho' mother said I might.

-Sarah Teasdale (1884-1934)-

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

cowboy quote (2)

good judgment comes from experience,
and a lotta that comes from bad judgment

(picture: Jeroen van der Tuin)


rook ik de naderende herfst
en voelde de laatste sliertjes zomer

morning run
the scent of approaching autumn
the feel of the last traces of summer

Sunday, September 21, 2008

maxim 93

Les vieillards aiment à donner de bons préceptes, pour se consoler de n'être plus en état de donner de mauvais exemples.

Old men delight in giving good advice as a consolation for the fact that they are no longer able to set a bad example.

Oude mensen geven graag goede raad omdat ze niet meer in staat zijn het slechte voorbeeld te geven.

-François de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)-

maxim: a rule or principle of conduct; a pithily expressed precept of morality or prudence (Shorter Oxford English Dictionary)
maxime: kernspreuk op het gebied van mensenkennis en levenshouding (Van Dale)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

vliegers en kwallen

30th international kite festival

kompaskwal - compass jellyfish

males that turn into females

Friday, September 19, 2008

view from the roof

cowboy quote (1)

    never miss a good chance to shut up

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

scheveningen (4)

19:19 h noorderstrand

Sunday, September 14, 2008

the road not taken (2)

the road not taken (1)

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

-Robert Frost, 1920-

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Friday, September 12, 2008

my two cents

I delight in taking pictures
but what I love even better
are the images I cannot capture

scheveningen (3)

noorderstrand 17:09 on thursday

zuiderstrand 19:01 on thursday

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

introspective reflection

I would live all my life in nonchalance and insouciance
Were it not for making a living, which is rather a nouciance

-Ogden Nash, 1945-

insouciance = zorgeloosheid

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

dinner (2)

Monday, September 8, 2008

Sunday, September 7, 2008


Always remember that you're unique
Unequalled, uncommon, c’est magnifique
One of a kind quite, special and rare
Singular, original, not one of a pair
Special, the exceptional you embody
You're really unique, just like everybody

-Paul Curtis-

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Friday, September 5, 2008


Thursday, September 4, 2008

ernest shackleton said

 "Optimism is true moral courage"
"Men wanted for hazardous journey,
Small wages, bitter cold.
Long months of complete darkness,
Constant danger, safe return doubtful.
Honour and recognition in case of success."

snoes by night


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

long-winded rain

staying with the ants
in rocky Switzerland
I learned that wisdom
is a mountain stream
splashing down from heaven
but I took no heed

later I waited
before the open cliff
but the bice blue crystal
did not dissolve in time

finally a
long-winded rain
filled my foot steps.

-Hans Lodeizen, 1948 (translation Barbra Heskamp)-

the sun

-Emily Dickinson 1830-1886-