Happy Song

Lyrics of woe matched with music of joy. Glorious.

Everything’s horrible today,
La la la la horrible today.
I’m so sad and lonely, I’m so sad and all alone.
No one’s gonna love me, la la la la love me.
I’m gonna be an old woman all by myself.
With my dog in a house on a hill,
And then I’m gonna die and no one’s gonna even know,
And I’m gonna rot for days, I’m gonna rot for days, I’m gonna rot,
For diddly diddly diddly days.

Ingrid Michaelson



My Autumn So Far

Red Admiral

A morning glory folded in on itself

Sumac leaves turning

Spirals from gourd vine that had taken over the garden.

A rose water stained by the previous nights rain.

Chinese lanterns.

CSI Disney


A Glorious Pile of PaintThei

Thierry Ysebaert


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Japanese Tea Ceremony

By the 16th century, tea drinking had spread to all levels of society in Japan. Sen no Rikyu, perhaps the most well-known—and still revered—historical figure in tea ceremony, followed his master, Takeno Jōō's, concept of ichi-go ichi-e, a philosophy that each meeting should be treasured, for it can never be reproduced.

His teachings perfected many newly developed forms in Japanese architecture and gardens, fine and applied arts, and the full development of chadō, "the "way of tea". The principles he set forward—harmony (和 wa), respect (敬 kei), purity (清 sei), and tranquility (寂 jaku)—are still central to tea ceremony.

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Sir Tilda

"A dame? I’d so much rather be a knight. It would, of course, be a great honor to be asked whether one would. I don’t know. But I think Sir Tilda sounds so much better."
- Tilda Swinton

Sometimes Its Hard to be a Straightman

"Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved it. I answer all my children’s letters — sometimes very hastily — but this one I lingered over. I sent him a card and I drew a picture of a Wild Thing on it. I wrote, “Dear Jim: I loved your card.” Then I got a letter back from his mother and she said, “Jim loved your card so much he ate it.” That to me was one of the highest compliments I’ve ever received. He didn’t care that it was an original Maurice Sendak drawing or anything. He saw it, he loved it, he ate it."

— Maurice Sendak