LEOPOLD et BONAPARTE

The two men of my life, and the poetry, politics, music, and infinite glasses of wine we've shared

Baci was created by Luisa Spagnoli, co-founder of Perugina in 1922. Inspired by pure passion, she set out to create a unique confection as grand as her deep feelings of love for a special someone. Legend says that Luisa would lovingly wrap secret love messages around the Baci she created for her lover.

Nearly 100 years later, the original recipe remains unchanged, and each Baci remains ensconced in a love note.

Be brave. Even if you are not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference.

Le champagne est le seul vin qui laisse la femme belle après boire.- Mme. de Pompadour

Le champagne est le seul vin qui laisse la femme belle après boire.
Mme. de Pompadour

(Source: yourlovelifeworld, via passionia)

After inspiring so many children through his work with animation and helping adults reconnect with their youthful curiosity through his metal sculptures and shadowboxes, David Kracov has recently created a line of artwork to literally save the lives of children in critical need.  This line has already raised thousands of dollars for Chabad’s Children of Chernobyl—the only organization in the world that permanently evacuates and treats sick children from the Chernobyl region.  To date, with the help of David, CCOC has saved the lives of over 2,600 children.

The last, the very last,
So richly, brightly, dazzlingly yellow.
Perhaps if the sun’s tears would sing
against a white stone…

Such, such a yellow
Is carried lightly ‘way up high.
It went away I’m sure because it wished
to kiss the world goodbye.

For seven weeks I’ve lived in here,
Penned up inside this ghetto
But I have found my people here.
The dandelions call to me
And the white chestnut candles in the court.
Only I never saw another butterfly.

That butterfly was the last one.
Butterflies don’t live in here,
In the ghetto.

- Pavel Friedmann

Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.

Carl Sandburg

“Put yourself into life and never lose your openness, your childish enthusiasm throughout the journey that is life, and things will come your way.” 
― Federico Fellini

You have to live spherically, in many directions. Never lose your childish enthusiasm, and things will come your way.

Food is memories.