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Elegance beneath the grapefruit tree or technolgy, fashion and cities

Elegance beneath the grapefruit tree or technolgy, fashion and cities

November 15, 2014 | Crik Crak | 3 Comments

I presented this piece at the Holon Museum in Tel-a -viv in 2012. I’ve thought about putting it on the blog since then but never felt that it was ready enough to share. It still needs lots of work as there’s a lot more I’d like to say, so please knowing that it is still […]



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Tigressions

October 27, 2014 | Crik Crak | 0 Comments

  Humberto Leon & Carol LIM in conversation with Shala Monroque Humberto LEON and Carol LIM, friends from their time at the University of California, Berkeley, founded the retail venture Opening Ceremony in 2002, dedicated to bringing clothing from around the world to American consumers. Its immediate, spectacular success led them into designing as well […]



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Chisel Street. (1997)

September 17, 2013 | Crik Crak | 2 Comments

  Two boys on one bicycle, three ladies chatting gossiping even. a fat lady strolling home a lover caressing his wife a baby growing cold. a homeless woman crossing the street; two cardboard boxes her shelter – a liability one woman selling at a tray radio at hand listening to events of the day. two […]



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love after love

  Love After Love The time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror and each will smile at the other’s welcome, and say, sit here. Eat. You will love again the stranger who was your self. Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart […]



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Passionfruit

Passionfruit

One day I saw snow in the center of a Caribbean rain forest.  Well he had a farm in the mountains with one thousand cinnamon trees.  I was standing on a ridge looking at his farm, then a yellow butterfly rested on my white poplin dress and I pulled a dead leaf from my hair. […]



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TALK

TALK

He hasn’t talked to anyone today. I haven’t talked to anyone today. It’s not that I haven’t wanted to. It’s not that he hasn’t wanted to talk to someone, but he just never had the chance to. CONTINUE AT THE AMERICAN READER



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FINAL CURVE

FINAL CURVE

Final Curve When you turn the corner And you run into yourself Then you know that you have turned All the corners that are left Langston Hughes Here I am in the wild, the wild of Africa and the wild of New York, and in both places you need to unhinder yourself at times, become […]



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Three blind mice

Three blind mice

Three blind mice. Three blind mice.See how they run. See how they run.They all ran after the farmer’s wife,Who cut off their tails with a carving knife,Did you ever see such a sight in your life,As three blind mice?   Well well, I have  a ton of English nursery rhymes in my head.  Why of […]



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The Shapoti Tree

The Shapoti Tree

THE SHAPOTI TREE.     I used to have a sapodilla tree; it was mine, it was always mine.  It wasn’t on my land but on my grand uncle’s, my great-grand mother planted it and by the time I was born it began to bear fruit.  My great grand mother, her name was Louisiana, was […]



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Visiting Josephine

Visiting Josephine

A memory is a physical place. A place I once was and can never revisit physically.  It never happens again.  I remember my grandmother Josephine as I often do.  But this time I come to the realization that she will only ever be a memory.  She will only exist for me and the people who […]



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