This Week in Review – 10/02/2015

This Week in Review

"Les Belles Danses" (The beautiful dances) by French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel, one of the three fountain sculptures installed at the Water Theatre Grove in Versailles outside Paris, France,  Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Designed by Andre Le Notre between 1671 and 1674, this grove is located in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles. Following an international competition aimed at garden designers for the restoration of the Water Theatre grove, the landscape designer Louis Benech and the artist Jean-Michel Othoniel were chosen for their contemporary art project. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

“Les Belles Danses” (The beautiful dances) by French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel

“In the United States we throw away around 40% of what we produce; and globally, 28% of the land under cultivation grows food that ends up in landfills.”

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This week, we posted:

  1. Book Review: Modern Romance, Aziz Ansari
  2. Book Review: Room, Emma Donoghue
  3. A Pairing: Edward Hopper + Dorianne Laux
  4. Books I Read in September

What did you discover this week? I hope those of you on the East Coast stay warm and dry this weekend!

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A Pairing: Edward Hopper + Dorianne Laux

boy and moon

Edward Hopper, Boy and Moon (1906)

Someone spoke to me last night,
told me the truth. Just a few words,
but I recognized it.
I knew I should make myself get up,
write it down, but it was late,
and I was exhausted from working
all day in the garden, moving rocks.
Now, I remember only the flavor —
not like food, sweet or sharp.
More like a fine powder, like dust.
And I wasn’t elated or frightened,
but simply rapt, aware.
That’s how it is sometimes —
God comes to your window,
all bright light and black wings,
and you’re just too tired to open it.
– Dorianne Laux, Dust (1994)