Quote of the Day: Emma Rice, Artistic Director Designate, The Globe Theatre, London

“Being childlike is underrated. It takes commitment.”

— Emma Rice

Hanoch Bartov: “A Familiar Face,” translated by Riva Rubin

Reading (in addition to the Daniel Mason novel The Piano Tuner) the anthology 50 Stories From Israel, edited by Zisi Stavi.

Self is very much taken by the tone of the story by Hanoch Bartov. Here’s how it begins:

  • A few days earlier, I had returned from landscapes and climates that were the opposite of this headlong pacing in the dazzle of a Tel Aviv summer. Perhaps that is why I did not remember that I had never been to Yarmous’ office, which is where I was going in connection with the arbitration — postponed until my return — concerning the spiritual and financial insult suffered by my friend, the writer. It was only when I reached the corner of Ibn Gabirol and the street I was walking towards with such dizzy energy that I realized that the number of the building — 29, 17, or 37 — had been wiped from my memory, and that I had left my diary in the car.

Love it, just love it.

Life Imitates (Modern) Art at the Zurich Airport

Still working off the Daily Post Photo Challenge this week: LIFE IMITATES ART.

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On the 6th Floor of the New Whitney Museum, Gansevoort Street, New York City (Didn’t take down the name of the artist, boo)

Self thinks the above fits with the below, which she took during a stop-over in Zurich on her way home from Florence, Italy:

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Sunset: Zurich International Airport, early November 2015

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

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