“How much do I love you? Count the stars in the sky. Measure the waters of the ocean with a teaspoon. Number the grains of sand on the seashore. Impossible, you say. Yes, and it is just as impossible for me to say how much I love you. My love for you is higher than the heavens, deeper than Hades, and broader than the earth. It has no limits, no bounds. Everything must have an ending except my love for you.”
– ‘Knee Play 5’ from Philip Glass’ opera Einstein on the Beach via The Fader.
We saw Philip Glass in person at an event at the Barbican yesterday; we’re seeing Einstein on the Beach tomorrow. He is a genius. Remember this from Sesame Street? I have tried to upload two of my favourite pieces of his for you, I hope it works. If it doesn’t, here’s Vessels. An oral history of Philip Glass. I love this film about him by Scott Hicks.
READ. Hard to describe this blogpost but mainly it’s about rudeness, politeness and the rules. | Things I’m afraid to tell you. Bloggers share what’s happening behind the scenes of their polished online lives. | 10 things I’ve learned from Anne Lamott. | David Mamet’s Memo to Writers, notable for many things including his perfect use of ‘dickhead.’ | Alain de Botton on sex.
LOOK. How to make a zine. | Princess Diana in a dinner jacket and bowtie on Tomboy Style. | The inspiration behind P R I M O E Z A’s patchwork sweater. | Pizza base recipe from ungt blod. | Chopped salad. | 90+ minutes of The Patti Smith Group on German TV. | Some of my photos: pottery, coming home, Violet, a lunch. | My friend Andrew’s photos from New Zealand.
THINK. Parents cheer autism-friendly performance of ‘Mary Poppins.’ | Jonathan Harris on humanizing the web. | Australia is now ‘indifferent’ to the environment. | Environmetal activists must pick their battles, says George Monbiot.
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