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“Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends. The lunatic, the lover and the poet Are of imagination all compact: One sees more devils than vast hell can hold, That is, the madman: the lover, all as frantic, Sees Helen’s beauty in a brow of Egypt: The poet’s eye, in fine frenzy rolling, Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven; And as imagination bodies forth The forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing A local habitation and a name.” ―William Shakespeare, A Midsummer’s Night Dream
“Just take my hand, lead, dance with me…and I will simply follow the blueness of the water, the white waves rolling free…where the earth beneath my feet and stars make my heart whole again…in long and priceless moments of shared solitude…”
― Oksana Rus
When their bodies had finished scouring for gaps in the door, their souls rose up. When their fingernails had scratched at the wood and in some cases were nailed into it by the sheer force of desperation, their spirits came toward me, into my arms, and we climbed out of those shower facilities, onto the roof and up, into eternity’s certain breadth. They just kept feeding me. Minute after minute. Shower after shower.”
“But anyone who is practically acquainted with scientific work is aware that those who refuse to go beyond fact, rarely get as far as fact; and anyone who has studied the history of science knows that almost every great step therein has been made by the ‘anticipation of Nature,’ that is, by the invention of hypotheses, which, though verifiable, often had very little foundation to start with.”
― Thomas Henry Huxley
Tsuyoshi Yoshida, known by the pen name Go Mishima, was a Japanese homoerotic fetish artist and founder of the magazine “Sabu”. He is noted for his illustrations of “macho-type” men, often with yakuza-inspired irezumi tattoos.
Photographer Unknown, (Action at the Intersection of Two Walls)
“Belief, like fear or love, is a force to be understood as we understand the theory of relativity and principals of uncertainty. Phenomena that determine the course of our lives. Yesterday, my life was headed in one direction. Today, it is headed in another. Yesterday, I believe I would never have done what I did today. These forces that often remake time and space, that can shape and alter who we imagine ourselves to be, begin long before we are born and continue after we perish. Our lives and our choices, like quantum trajectories, are understood moment to moment. That each point of intersection, each encounter, suggest a new potential direction.”
― David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
The span was used as a fixed measurement in ancient Greece since at least the Archaic period, which lasted from the eighth century BC to the second Persian invasion of Greece in 480 BC. The word trispithamos, meaning three spans long, occurs as early as the eighth century BC in the Greek poet Hesiod’s work. The word spithame, meaning span, is verified in the work of Greek historian Herodotus of the 5th century BC.
A span is the distance measured by a human hand, from the tip of the thumb to the tip of the little finger. This measurement in ancient times was considered to be half a cubit. In English usage a span is equal to nine inches or 0.2286 meters. The old Portuguese customary unit referring to a span was the palm de craver, equivalent to eight polegadas or Portuguese inches.
German photographer Florian Hetz deconstructs, dissects and sexualizes the bodies of his models. He mainly shows body fragments and details: muscles, hair, faces, and genitals fill the photos.
Florian Hetz previously managed the Panorama Bar at the legendary Berlin techno club Berghain. He is based in Berlin and travels Europe photographing in the cities of the continent. The images from his shooting during December to February in 2018 in Los Angeles is available in a limited edition book titled “Echo Park”.
“The ability to “fantasize” is the ability to survive. It’s wonderful to speak about this subject because there have been so many wrong-headed people dealing with it…. The so-called realists are trying to drive us insane, and I refuse to be driven insane…. We survive by fantasizing. Take that away from us and the whole damned human race goes down the drain.”
― Ray Bradbury
Photographer Unknown, (Two Lights Shine in the Dark)
“I will die. You will die. We will all die and the universe will carry on without care. All that we have is that shout into the wind – how we live. How we go. And how we stand before we fall.”
― Pierce Brown, Golden Son