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Jorge Luís Borges - So that our hands would meet
Friday, March 10, 2017




Kimberly was one of the most beautiful women I ever met. I photographed her four times and it was in the last two sessions that I finally noticed her fantastically strong and sturdy hands. They weren’t beautifully graceful as a woman’s hands are supposed to be in our conventional world. But these hands were confident hands and also hands you knew could open a tightly closed jam jar.

I have written about Kimberly's hands twice before  here and here, I could not resist one more time.



Las Causas – Jorge Luís Borges (also in English below)

Los ponientes y las generaciones.

Los días y ninguno fue el primero.

La frescura del agua en la garganta

de Adán. El ordenado Paraíso.

El ojo descifrando la tiniebla.

El amor de los lobos en el alba.

La palabra. El hexámetro. El espejo.

La Torre de Babel y la soberbia.

La luna que miraban los caldeos.

Las arenas innúmeras del Ganges.

Chuang-Tzu y la mariposa que lo sueña.

Las manzanas de oro de las islas.

Los pasos del errante laberinto.

El infinito lienzo de Penélope.

El tiempo circular de los estoicos.

La moneda en la boca del que ha muerto.

El peso de la espada en la balanza.

Cada gota de agua en la clepsidra.

Las águilas, los fastos, las legiones.

César en la mañana de Farsalia.

La sombra de las cruces en la tierra.

El ajedrez y el álgebra del persa.

Los rastros de las largas migraciones.

La conquista de reinos por la espada.

La brújula incesante. El mar abierto.

El eco del reloj en la memoria.

El rey ajusticiado por el hacha.

El polvo incalculable que fue ejércitos.

La voz del ruiseñor en Dinamarca.

La escrupulosa línea del calígrafo.

El rostro del suicida en el espejo.

El naipe del tahúr. El oro ávido.

Las formas de la nube en el desierto.

Cada arabesco del calidoscopio.

Cada remordimiento y cada lágrima.

Se precisaron todas esas cosas

para que nuestras manos se encontraran.





The Causes
by Jorge Luis Borges

The sunsets and generations.
The days and none was the first.

The coolness of water in Adam's

throat. Orderly Paradise.

The eye deciphering the dark.

The love of wolves at dawn.

The word. The hexameter. The mirror.

The Tower of Babel and pride.

The moon that Chaldeans gazed at.

The innumerable sands of the Ganges.

Chuang-Tzu and the butterfly that dreams him.

The golden apples on the islands.

The steps in the wandering labyrinth.

Penelope's infinite tapestry.

The Stoics' circular time.

The coin in the dead man's mouth.

The weight of the sword on the scale.

Each drop of water in the clepsydra.

The eagles, the auspicious days, the legions.

Caesar on the morning of Pharsalia.

The shadow of the crosses over the earth.

The chess and algebra of the Persian.

The footprints of long migrations.

The conquest of kingdoms by the sword.

The relentless compass. The open sea.

The clock's echo in memory.

The king beheaded by the ax.

The incalculable dust which was armies.

The nightingale's voice in Denmark.

The calligrapher's meticulous line.

The face of the suicidal one in the mirror.

The gambler's card. Greedy gold.

The shapes of a cloud in the desert.

Every arabesque in the kaleidoscope.

Each regret and each tear.

All those things were necessary

so that our hands would meet.


















































     

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5/8/16 - 5/15/16

5/15/16 - 5/22/16

5/22/16 - 5/29/16

5/29/16 - 6/5/16

6/5/16 - 6/12/16

6/12/16 - 6/19/16

6/19/16 - 6/26/16

6/26/16 - 7/3/16

7/3/16 - 7/10/16

7/10/16 - 7/17/16

7/17/16 - 7/24/16

7/24/16 - 7/31/16

7/31/16 - 8/7/16

8/7/16 - 8/14/16

8/14/16 - 8/21/16

8/21/16 - 8/28/16

8/28/16 - 9/4/16

9/4/16 - 9/11/16

9/11/16 - 9/18/16

9/18/16 - 9/25/16

9/25/16 - 10/2/16

10/2/16 - 10/9/16

10/9/16 - 10/16/16

10/16/16 - 10/23/16

10/23/16 - 10/30/16

10/30/16 - 11/6/16

11/6/16 - 11/13/16

11/13/16 - 11/20/16

11/20/16 - 11/27/16

11/27/16 - 12/4/16

12/4/16 - 12/11/16

12/11/16 - 12/18/16

12/18/16 - 12/25/16

12/25/16 - 1/1/17

1/1/17 - 1/8/17

1/8/17 - 1/15/17

1/15/17 - 1/22/17

1/22/17 - 1/29/17

1/29/17 - 2/5/17

2/5/17 - 2/12/17

2/12/17 - 2/19/17

2/19/17 - 2/26/17

2/26/17 - 3/5/17

3/5/17 - 3/12/17

3/12/17 - 3/19/17

3/19/17 - 3/26/17

3/26/17 - 4/2/17

4/2/17 - 4/9/17

4/9/17 - 4/16/17

4/16/17 - 4/23/17

4/23/17 - 4/30/17

4/30/17 - 5/7/17

5/7/17 - 5/14/17

5/14/17 - 5/21/17

5/21/17 - 5/28/17

5/28/17 - 6/4/17

6/4/17 - 6/11/17

6/11/17 - 6/18/17

6/18/17 - 6/25/17

6/25/17 - 7/2/17

7/2/17 - 7/9/17

7/9/17 - 7/16/17

7/16/17 - 7/23/17

7/23/17 - 7/30/17

7/30/17 - 8/6/17

8/6/17 - 8/13/17

8/13/17 - 8/20/17

8/20/17 - 8/27/17

8/27/17 - 9/3/17

9/3/17 - 9/10/17

9/10/17 - 9/17/17

9/17/17 - 9/24/17

9/24/17 - 10/1/17

10/1/17 - 10/8/17

10/8/17 - 10/15/17

10/15/17 - 10/22/17

10/22/17 - 10/29/17

10/29/17 - 11/5/17

11/5/17 - 11/12/17

11/12/17 - 11/19/17

11/19/17 - 11/26/17

11/26/17 - 12/3/17

12/3/17 - 12/10/17

12/10/17 - 12/17/17