Thursday, June 30, 2011

mors lilla olle

elsa beskow

You want to tell the shopkeeper that his cards are heartbreakingly delicious, especially the one with the boy and the bear . . .

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

haagse bos

photo: jetheriot

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011

humans are a lot like figs

photo: jetheriot

When Mom-Mom and Pop-Pop’s fig tree was producing at its peak, so many figs would fall to the ground and rot in the hot July sun that a heavy stench of death would hover thickly in the air above them, buzzing with menacing wasps. Left to decompose in the midsummer sun, a human would attract insects just as quickly. Treated with the proper ingredients, however, both humans and figs can be preserved. To keep a human carcass from going bad, salt it until it's dry, then anoint it with herbs and oils and wrap it in scissored linens. To mummify figs, boil them in sweetened water and seal them in a jar.

theriot family reunion

Friday, June 10, 2011

gammy & gampy at the grand canyon


Silence is both small and large. It is small in how it stays close to you, when your voice is held inside you, no bigger than a pair of lungs, and in the way that you can only be truly quiet when the movements of your body lack amplitude. But silence is large in how it expands to fill an entire room, a cathedral, even the grandest of canyons.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

how to play with silly putty

photo: jetheriot

1. Pinch each side of a blob of Silly Putty with a thumb and an index finger and slowly pull your hands apart. The Silly Putty will stretch like warm taffy. As you pull the two halves of the blob away from each other, try to keep the strand connecting them from drooping. To do this you have to accelerate the outward movement of your hands as the strand thins. Otherwise the thinning strand droops. When your hands are as far apart as your outstretched arms will allow, the strand becomes longer than your wingspan and as fine as spun sugar. Put the two halves of the blob back together, winding the wisps of Silly Putty around it, then pull the blob apart again.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

webster typewriter

photo: jetheriot