"Swings rather dangerously between insightful brilliance and losing the plot entirely"- University Professor, 2008.



Play. Pause. Repeat.

I lost my anger in sad wells
Of love hidden in spider webs.

Play. Pause. Repeat.

Soon happiness gets tangled
In bit(ter) parts of tainted souls.

Play. Pause. Repeat

I want to stop dreaming
But I cannot get out of my head.

Play. Pause. Repeat.

I found my anger in spider wells
Of our tangled love web.

Play. Pause. A wishful delete. 

A Jazz Piso in the Heart of the World


Once I stood above two young souls

Walking the streets as you played piano

And I sipped some wine. I wondered then

What our plans were for the rest of our lives.

The blasé sophistication of dirty laughs

And filthy jokes. My eyes fixed on the back of my

Mind where you dwelled at home….

Languages and music changed with every step, and every restaurant spilled a scent into the boiling air.

Gregory David Roberts - Shantaram (via vicmlr)


If you could be happy, really happy, for just a while, but you knew from the start that it would end in sadness, and bring pain afterwards, would you choose to have that happiness or would you avoid it?

There’s a truth deeper than experience. It’s beyond what we see, or even what we feel. It’s an order of truth that separates the profound from the merely clever, and the reality from the perception. We’re helpless, usually, in the face of it; and the cost of knowing it, like the cost of knowing love, is sometimes greater than any heart would willingly pay. It doesn’t always help us to love the world, but it does prevent us from hating the world. And the only way to know that truth is to share it, from heart to heart, just as Prabhakar told it to me, just as I’m telling it to you now.

Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram (via imagesofinnocence)

None of us lie or guard our secrets when we sing, and India is a nation of singers whose first love is the kind of song we turn to when crying just isn’t enough.

Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram (via imagesofinnocence)

From the moment I met you, it’s been an adventure.

The Holiday (2006)


Palast (France) - Textures of Time (2014)

Palast Photographie was founded in 2005 by Julien Manigand, still life photographer working in Paris, France. Thierry Peureux, retoucher, joined him in 2011. Together they develop their activity on product photography, working with high-end brands such as Baccarat, Roger Vivier or Hennessy.

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