Nunc cognosco

Videmus nunc per speculum in aegnigmate

I will hole-punch the world

and let the celestial winds whistle through

“Ash-colored silence.
The blue giant passes by.
Cool breeze from the sea.

A wind vast and slow
from the ocean’s library.
Here’s where I can rest.

Birds in human shape.
The apple trees blossom.
The great enigma.”

—   From Haiku Thomas Tranströmer 

St Antonius Church, Basel, Switzerland
Karl Moser


St Antonius Church, Basel, Switzerland

Karl Moser

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There is a distinct possibility that I am wearing a riassa around the house.

Vanitas vanitatum omnia vanitas

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tempus spargendi lapides et tempus colligendi

Ecce Homo

Earle Backen, 1960

Ecce Homo

Earle Backen, 1960


Brion Cemetery in San Vito d’Altivole near Treviso, Italy is considered Italian architect Carlo Scarpa’s most important and complex work. “I consider this work, if you permit me, to be rather good and one which will get better over time. I have tried to put some poetic imagination into it, though not in order to create poetic architecture but to make a certain kind of architecture that could emanate a sense of formal poetry. The place for the dead is a garden. I wanted to show some ways in which you could approach death in a social and civic way; and further what meaning there was in death, in the ephemerality of life other than these shoe-boxes.” 

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The Echternach Gospels 
Late 7th Century 

Evangelium secundum matthaeum

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls; on finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.