January 30, 2013

Jung: Travels: North Africa

Jung is quite the writer.

His 1920 account of North Africa will make you cringe

the spell of the primitive
"going black under the skin"

will make you laugh

My dragoman confirmed my impression of the prevalence of homosexuality, and of its being taken for granted, and promptly made me offers. The good fellow...

and will make you nod

Here was a man who certainly possessed no pocket watch, let alone a wrist watch; for he was obviously and unselfconsciously the person he had always been. 

Rooms I have known and loved

East Vancouver, April 2012-present
(with a 2-month break)

Tetouan, Morocco, October 2009-July 2010

San Cristobal, Galapagos, January-August 2009
(though some was on a different island)

Istanbul, Turkey, February 2008

I wish I had photos of all the rooms I've lived in.

These four have in common:

Good light and a lack of clutter.

January 19, 2013

January 18, 2013