2 empty spaces
Every street is filled with people (at least in this city) and everyone has stories to tell.
The more I tried, the more impossible it seemed to make contact with a stranger.
I often see her in my neighborhood.
She has a kind face and sometimes I smile or talk a little bit with her.
“I gave up on all facts entirely in order to have an empty mind for inspiration to come into. If your mind is full of garbage, if inspiration came, you would not recognize it anyway. So you have to practice to quiet the mind.”
If the sounds of your thoughts become quieter, the sounds of a city as loud as New York will become a pleasant soundtrack.
Learning to take time.
“I have selected twelve places in Paris – streets, squares, and crossroads connected to important events or moments in my existence………” (Georges Perec)
I traveled to Morocco and interviewed one of my favorite writers, Tahir Shah in his house.
“Truly it is a wonderful event when someone takes time to compose a correspondence – not for a general email list – but with one sensitivity in mind.”
Today I met Jola. She was standing there modestly with her coloured scarves wrapped around her body against the biting New York wind.
I saw an island from the sky.
In October 1974 Perec sat here and observed the street for his text ‘Tentative d’épuisement d’un lieu parisien”.
People on the streets of New York always seem to be in a hurry.
It is cold and rainy outside. I’m in a café, sitting at a high table next to a window.