The agreeable eye

an eudæmonistarchives

More specifically concerning: mood

27 December 2000 – Rome

27 December 2000, around 19.49.

Saw a double herm of Epicurus and Diogenes the Cynic at the Museo Capitolino, which pleased me much in my soul. At the Palazzo dei Conservatori, saw a herm of Alcibiades, which I thought particularly appropriate and a Roman statue of a toga’d man holding a scroll, whose expression was wonderful, though ineffable. Later — […]

5.08.01

5 August 2001, around 14.44.

It all comes down to a matter of contrast (if one wishes to deal with certainties). This dislocation springs, no doubt, from the abrupt difference of colors, the infinite bright variety replaced by a limited palette of infinite subtlety; a harsh chalk (or pastel) quality to the lines converted to a skillful watercolor. Even so, […]

fiction of ideas

13 October 2007, around 13.34.

Between the limits of affection and antipathy for the author’s personality, the relationship of author and reader may take a score of different forms: admiration and respect without affection, as in the case, perhaps, of Thomas Hardy; exasperated affection as in the case of Kipling; devotion for Jane Austen; sheer worship or utter dislike for […]

stupid snow

13 April 2011, around 13.08.

woke up to rain, which turned to snow, which I had to walk through to get to work

Crambe repetita (22)

17 June 2012, around 18.03.

Blaise Cendrars, Moravagine.

seasonal

1 November 2012, around 9.36.

It’s too cold to ride.

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