thoughts in the heat.

darlings

it’s hotter than new orleans at teamgloria towers.

we’re not huge fans over here of the “A. C. ” unit (because it’s loud in places where there’s not central Air embedded into the fabric of the walls but buzzing angrily inside a wall-based machine).

it’s hard to think.

but there again the last few days of summer are not a time to think.

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instead of thinking (before we settle down to working) perhaps you’ll indulge us as we quote a little from St. Augustine (which is Very Rare for us to quote a man of the cloth/saint but this is a beautiful passage):

And I come to the fields and spacious palaces of my
memory, where are the treasures of innumerable images,
brought into it ... by the senses....

All these doth that great harbor of the memory
receive in her numberless secret and inexpressible
windings, to be forthcoming, and brought out at need;
each entering in by his own gate, and there laid up.

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There also meet I with myself, and recall myself, and
when, where, and what I have done, and under what
feelings....

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Behold in the plains, and caves, and caverns of my
memory, innumerable and innumerably full of innumerable
kinds of things ... over all these do I run, I fly; I
dive on this side and on that, as far as I can, and
there is no end.

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we spotted this (we’re talking again now – we’ve asked the Saint to step aside) on the street in ocean park the other day – isn’t it so L.A and also intriguing.

what will you do?

we’re going to make some Changes today and hopefully our Future selves (for they are numinous) will cock a smile back at 2013 and say “thank goodness”. 305cdd9a110011e3a43e22000aeb0ef6_7

but there’s still time to smell the fragrant blooms. 18e6c35c10fa11e39cee22000aa803c7_7and take tea (abstemiously with lemon – it’s too, too hot for anything else) at the place listed on the lovely pen in the picture (fancy).

While sitting and watching this video in admiration of the great Lana Wachowski who made brave and wonderful decisions of her own.

not *many* commentators on popular culture and its discontents can get from air conditioning units to st. augustine and on to one of the makers of the Matrix – but we can.

and we love that you read thus far.

have a beautiful friday.

stay inside if the weather is inclement out there.

13 thoughts on “thoughts in the heat.

  1. Gallivanta says:

    I did read and watch and listen and loved every bit of it. St Augustine’s words are beautiful and so are Lana’s. I don’t think the segue from St A to Lana is that impossible since Lana had done a lot of this “There also meet I with myself, and recall myself, and
    when, where, and what I have done, and under what
    feelings….” But the air conditioning connection; that’s a hard one to figure.

  2. Heather in Arles says:

    Hotter than NOLA and without even the possibility of finding comfort in an iced coffee and beignet chez Café du Monde? Le sigh. Good thing you have fortified yourself with so much beauty…

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