Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Death #8, Order of the Universe #37

We are imperfect mortal beings, aware of that mortality even as we push it away, failed by our very complication, so wired that when we mourn our losses we also mourn, for better or for worse, ourselves. As we were. As we are no longer. As we will one day not be at all.

Joan Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking (2005)

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Book Titles Without Context #14, Manhattan #47

Young America in Wall Street

George Francis Train (1857)

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Book Titles Without Context #13, Food #17

Summa lacticiniorum

Pantaleone of Confienza (1477)

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Manhattan #46, War #15

New York Seventh Regiment photographed during New York City draft riots (July 1863)