Eye Spy: WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is EYE SPY:  Photograph people or pets, but remember: The Eye has lots of other potential meanings, too.

Eyes are the windows of the soul, self remembers hearing once.

Very true.

Picture # 1: Liu Kongxi’s lovely painting (which self saw in an exhibit of Chinese artists in Florence, November 2015)


“Hello, Birch Forest: The Records of Youth (No. 18)” by Liu Kongxi

Picture # 2: A sculpture of the Blessed Virgin in the Santa Maria dei Fiore in Florence. The look in the Virgin’s eyes is inexpressibly lovely.


The Blessed Virgin: Santa Maria dei Fiore, Florence, November 2015

Picture # 3: Totally Gratuitous. J-Hutch! Self loves his eyes.


Josh Hutcherson as The Hunger Games’ Peeta Mellark, in Pre-Hijack Mode

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.


Mary Gaitskill: Conversation # 3 in Story # 1

The setting is either Brooklyn or New York. Most likely Brooklyn. Because that’s where Mary Gaitskill lives. For reals.

Self is hugely enjoying Bad Behavior:

They sat on the cold steps of an apartment building. They unbuttoned their jackets and huddled together, his hands on either side of her softly sweatered body.

“You’re so strange,” she said. “It’s hard to talk to you.”

“How so?”

“You’re always talking at me. You don’t listen to what I say.”

“I seem strange because I’m special.”

“I think it’s because you take so many pills.”

“You should start taking them. Did you know the government gives them to soldiers who are about to go into combat?”

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.



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