For a time, one of James Merrill’s methods of inspiration was derived from the use of a Ouija board. The above Ouija transcription page is from the summer of 1976 and is reworked in Mirabell 2.2.
"You hardly ever need to state your feelings. The point is to feel and keep the eyes open. Then what you feel is expressed, is mimed back at you by the scene. A room, a landscape. … We don’t know what we feel until we see it distanced by this kind of translation."
Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale
"If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that you’ll be unhappy for the rest of your life."
Abraham Maslow (via creatingaquietmind)
"Nothing in the world can bother you as much as your own mind, I tell you. In fact, others seem to be bothering you, but it is not others, it is your own mind."
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (via creatingaquietmind)
Herta Müller, The Hunger Angel
Also available as a print at INPRNT.
Greta Garbo, 1928, a publicity photo for A Woman of Affairs