The Shadow #1, April 2012, variant cover by Alex Ross
TC Johnson Boys - Violin Blues
(via pablo cruise)
The black team in a game of human chess being played between Ilya Rabinovich and Pyotr Romanovsky using members of the Red Army and Soviet Navy on Uritsky Square in Leningrad, June 20, 1924.
Ancient Chinese map of planet Earth’s northern sky is part of the Dunhuang Star Atlas, one of the most impressive documents in the history of astronomy. The oldest complete star atlas known, it dates to the years 649 to 684, discovered at the Silk Road town of Dunhuang
Phantasy Quintet (1935)
I. Prelude: Lento ma non troppo
II. Scherzo: Prestissimo
III. Alla Sarabanda: Lento
IV. Burlesca: Allegro moderato
Light the first light of evening, as in a room
In which we rest and, for small reason, think
The world imagined is the ultimate good.
This is, therefore, the intensest rendezvous.
It is in that thought that we collect ourselves,
Out of all the indifferences, into one thing:
Within a single thing, a single shawl
Wrapped tightly round us, since we are poor, a warmth,
A light, a power, the miraculous influence.
Here, now, we forget each other and ourselves.
We feel the obscurity of an order, a whole,
A knowledge, that which arranged the rendezvous.
Within its vital boundary, in the mind.
We say God and the imagination are one …
How high that highest candle lights the dark.
Out of this same light, out of the central mind,
We make a dwelling in the evening air,
In which being there together is enough.
—Wallace Stevens, “Final Soliloquy of the Internal Paramour” from The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens (Alfred A. Knopf, 1954)