Liz Gallo

Sep 15

literaryjukebox:

The joy of meeting and the sorrow of separation … we should welcome these gifts … with our whole soul, and experience to the full, and with the same gratitude, all the sweetness or bitterness as the case may be. Meeting and separation are two forms of friendship that contain the same good, in the one case through pleasure and in the other through sorrow… Soon there will be distance between us. Let us love this distance which is wholly woven of friendship, for those who do not love each other are not separated.

Simone Weil in a letter to her friend Joseph-Marie Perrin, quoted in Perrin’s Simone Weil As We Knew Her

Song: “When We’re Apart” by The Morning Benders


Sep 14
“We are still afraid to say, “I don’t know.” Asking good questions, something intuitive to us once, becomes something we have to relearn. Yet starting with unknowns opens up more than it shuts down. It’s multiplication, not subtraction. I don’t know is, in fact, the most important secret to reveal.”

Liz Danzico on the art of saying “I don’t know,” one of the hardest things in a culture where one of the most embarrassing things is not to have an opinion.

Couple with Rebecca Solnit’s lyrical ode to not-knowing.

(via explore-blog)


Sep 11
explore-blog:

Jeff Buckley on music and life – a rare 1995 interview with one of creative history’s most tragic heroes.

explore-blog:

Jeff Buckley on music and life – a rare 1995 interview with one of creative history’s most tragic heroes.


Sep 9
Such a good night finally experiencing  #atribecalledred w/ @misshyemomo at #festivalmusichouse #tiff14

Such a good night finally experiencing #atribecalledred w/ @misshyemomo at #festivalmusichouse #tiff14


Aug 27
“Step one. Suppose you clear away all the happinesses that you distrust? Step two. Clear away all the unhappinesses that you have come to trust. Get rid of them too, don’t count on your miseries or your titillations. What will be left behind? Perhaps, after you’ve cleaned all that out, you might find in the back of your cupboard something like the theme of the Goldberg Variations. A deeply trustable happiness. A tender, discombobulating — but not discombobulated! — smile with just enough sadness and loss in it to be believable, to be endurable.”

Jeremy Denk's beautiful meditation on ”the mishmash of reverence and irreverence” in Bach’s Goldberg Variations.

Lest we forget, happiness is a learned capacity

(via explore-blog)


Aug 1
“Read as much as you can. Nothing will help you as much as reading.” J.K. Rowling (via austinkleon)

Jul 31
Sun in the morning.  #latergram #stillsummer

Sun in the morning. #latergram #stillsummer


Jul 28
Give hugs #mindfulnessmondays #howtobebeautiful #quotes

Give hugs #mindfulnessmondays #howtobebeautiful #quotes


Jul 11
The #supermoon over #lakeontario. #summer #moon #toronto

The #supermoon over #lakeontario. #summer #moon #toronto


May 29
At #strada241 to wish @djagile a happy happy bday! #thursdaynightspecial

At #strada241 to wish @djagile a happy happy bday! #thursdaynightspecial


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