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Only Connect!…

rubber mat + bottle cap

As Digg suggests, “Seeing totally unrelated objects perfectly nestle inside of each other provides a certain kind of peace in an otherwise chaotic world.”

his shoes + her shoes

See more Things Fitting Perfectly Into Other Things.


As we take Forster’s advice, we might send elegant (albeit dark) birthday greetings to Lula Carson Smith; she was born on this date in 1917.  Better known by her married/pen name– Carson McCullers– she was an author who (with Faulkner, Wolfe, Welty, and Williams) embodied “Southern Gothic.”  She had many admirers among fellow American artists: Gore Vidal, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, among many others.  From across the pond Graham Greene observed, “Mrs. McCullers and perhaps Mr. Faulkner are the only writers since the death of D. H. Lawrence with an original poetic sensibility. I prefer Mrs. McCullers to Mr. Faulkner because she writes more clearly; I prefer her to D. H. Lawrence because she has no message.”

Carl Van Vechten’s 1959 portrait


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February 19, 2013 at 1:01 am

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