A Consolation For the Weary

“In the squares and in the streets we are placing our work convinced that art must not remain a sanctuary for the idle, a consolation for the weary, and a justification for the lazy. Art should attend us everywhere that life flows and acts.”
—-Vladimir Tatlin

Tatlin's Sentinel John Henry 2001, Yellow Painted Steel Dallas, Texas

Tatlin’s Sentinel
John Henry
2001, Painted Yellow Steel
Dallas, Texas

A well-placed large sculpture by John Henry. I like the title – I’ve always been a fan of Tatlin’s Tower – someone should build one of those – a real big-ass version.

Make Me One With Everything

“Said Buddha to the hot dog vendor, “make me one with everything.”
New York Magazine

Outside of Wild About Harry's Deep Ellum Dallas Texas

Outside of Wild About Harry’s
Deep Ellum
Dallas Texas

I’ve always had a soft spot for Wild About Harry’s – the local frozen custard mini-chain. They used to have a location in San Antonio, above the Riverwalk (now closed). Years ago, I was wandering the Riverwalk in a sad funk full of Holly Golightly Mean Reds and I stopped by Wild About Harry’s for a frozen custard and it made me feel better. Thank goodness for small mercies.

Now there is a branch opened in Deep Ellum, and it is good. If you need a little pickmeup, be sure and stop by.

Don’t let the scary hotdog man near the door frighten you away.

Radio Antenna Hot Dog Man - I don't remember where I took this.

Radio Antenna Hot Dog Man – I don’t remember where I took this.

Tears Were Warm, And Girls Were Beautiful, Like Dreams

“Even so, there were times I saw freshness and beauty. I could smell the air, and I really loved rock ‘n’ roll. Tears were warm, and girls were beautiful, like dreams. I liked movie theaters, the darkness and intimacy, and I liked the deep, sad summer nights.”
― Haruki Murakami, Dance Dance Dance

Monco Poncho and Fans Four Bullets Brewery Richardson, Texas

Monco Poncho and Fans
Four Bullets Brewery
Richardson, Texas

Without Thought On Anything But the Ride You Are Taking

“When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle

Design District Dallas, Texas

Design District
Dallas, Texas

Bicycles lined up outside Community Beer Company, Dallas.

The Straight And the Winding Way Are One

“He poured the tumbler full. Drink up, he said. The world goes on. We have dancing nightly and this night is no exception. The straight and the winding way are one and now that you are here what do the years count since last we two met together? Men’s memories are uncertain and the past that was differs little from the past that was not.”
― Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West

Service Dock Downtown Dallas, Texas

Service Dock
Downtown Dallas, Texas

Infinity In the Palm Of Your Hand

To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.
—-William Blake, Auguries of Innocence

Mural, Deep Ellum Dallas, Texas

Mural, Deep Ellum
Dallas, Texas

Every Night and every Morn
Some to Misery are Born.
Every Morn and every Night
Some are Born to sweet delight.
Some are Born to sweet delight,
Some are Born to Endless Night.
—-William Blake, Auguries of Innocence