Monday, September 30, 2013

Quote Of The Week

"The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt."

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Walking Through My Dreams At Night

I was sitting on the dock of the bay when the thought came over me to shoot myself. Next thing I knew I was walking around in excruciating pain, but quite pleased with the perfect bulletholes in both my feet. As I was strutting proudly, I ran into a rather large lady who was insistent upon giving me a hug, which I shrugged off. I then found myself in a well-lit room in an office building which featured a booth that was providing camping provisions. People lined-up and paid with some sort of blue stamp. After having a long, drawn-out conversation with an old man about the impending war, I took my leave. I proceeded to walk downtown in an area which resembled the Upper West side near Columbia University. As I walked, a young lady with a large umbrella approached me and asked me if I needed coverage; I accepted even though it wasn't raining. We proceeded to walk downtown for a few blocks, when she abruptly told me she had a fear of overpasses and took her leave. I then realized I was late for my appointment and the stress became overwhelming...

Monday, September 23, 2013

Quote Of The Week

"It is necessary for the welfare of society that genius should be privileged to utter sedition, to blaspheme, to outrage good taste, to corrupt the youthful mind, and generally to scandalize one's uncles."

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Defiant One


Shalom Yoran
Rest In Peace

"If there is a lesson to be gleaned, it is that no person should succumb to brutality without putting up a resistance. Individually it can save one’s life; en masse it can change the course of history."

Monday, September 16, 2013

Quote Of The Week

"The man who believes that the secrets of the world are forever hidden lives in mystery and fear. Superstition will drag him down. The rain will erode the deeds of his life. But that man who sets himself the task of singling out the thread of order from the tapestry will by the decision alone have taken charge of the world and it is only by such taking charge that he will effect a way to dictate the terms of his own fate."

Thursday, September 12, 2013

From Protest to Resistance


Saul Landau
Rest In Peace

"Saul Landau, a determinedly leftist documentary filmmaker and writer whose passion for asking what he called “the most intrusive questions” yielded penetrating cinematic profiles of leaders like Fidel Castro and Salvador Allende, died on Monday at his home in Alameda, Calif. He was 77. Mr. Landau aspired to marshal art and literature to illuminate social and political problems, and his point of view was almost always apparent." Story continues here: Saul Landau, Maker Of Films With Leftist Edge, Dies At 77 (NY Times)

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Memories By The Score


Into this neutral air
Where blind skyscrapers use
Their full height to proclaim
The strength of Collective Man,
Each language pours its vain
Competitive excuse…

Text by W.H. Auden © 1940
Photograph by Lee Greenfeld © 2013

Saturday, September 7, 2013

1212 Lowlands Avenue

He was thinking that none of it was real; it was all elsewhere, floating slowly just out of reach. Then she whispered in his ear, "you change the way I see colors," and the sky opened up like an epic Greek poem; a numerical vision bounced around his skull. He turned on the stereo and played that song again — they were all symbolic at that point, but this one resonated and brought forth joy which lacked the bitter-sweet taste he had become accustomed to. He still had questions, but the answers held not the depth they once had mere moments earlier. It mattered not where he was going anymore, but where he'd been: dancing like a loon, laughing, drinking, smelling, tasting. Living.

He too saw colors differently then.
Words by Lee Greenfeld © 2013 

Monday, September 2, 2013

Quote Of The Week

"It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things."