Lynda Hull, from “Black Mare,” in Star Ledger (University of Iowa Press, 1990)
Whatever I meant
to say loses itself in the bend of winter
towards extinction, this passion of shadows falling
like black orchids through the air. I never meant
to leave you there by the pane, that
terminal hotel, the world shuddering with trains.
“Suffering is the greatest treasure on earth; it purifies the soul. In suffering we learn who is our true friend.”
— St. Faustina, 342
Caramel, my little goat pal.
Fukuyama’s thesis that history has climaxed with liberal capitalism may have been widely derided, but it is accepted, even assumed, at the level of the cultural unconscious. It should be remembered, though, that even when Fukuyama advanced it, the idea that history had reached a ‘terminal beach’ was not merely triumphalist. Fukuyama warned that his radiant city would be haunted, but he thought its specters would be Nietzschean rather than Marxian. Some of Nietzsche’s most prescient pages are those in which he describes the ‘oversaturation of an age with history’. ‘It leads an age into a dangerous mood of irony in regard to itself’, he wrote in Untimely Meditations, ‘and subsequently into the even more dangerous mood of cynicism’, in which ‘cosmopolitan fingering’, a detached spectatorialism, replaces engagement and involvement. This is the condition of Nietzsche’s Last Man, who has seen everything, but is decadently enfeebled precisely by this excess of (self) awareness.Mark Fisher (via crematedadolescent)
Over the next few weeks we’ll be planting various types of head lettuces, around 5 different types of beets, cabbage, bok choi, onions, shallots, swiss chard, parsley, kohlrabi, broccoli, kale, and a few other things im probably forgetting. And then as the summer progresses we’ll be growing potatoes, garlic, carrots, pumpkins, squash and tobacco(!!!) also harvesting the various
perennial herbs, fruit trees and berry bushes that we have.
And planting season begins…
Dream in Blue - The Stray Birds
One of my favorite indie folk / Americana bands is coming back to Landhaven in Barto, PA on March 30th. Only 10 minutes down the road from our farm!