I like the word "ephemera." I'm not quite sure what the dictionary definition of it is (and actually, I'm just too damned lazy to go look it up), but to me it is something of a transitory nature, fleeting and nebulous, like those flashes of inspiration you get and then can't recall half an hour later but you're sure it was brilliant!
For now, I'm going to use this page to try and integrate some of the material from my old site, Maison D'Oradnio. I hadn't planned on keeping the old stuff, but I did a search and discovered that a lot of people had linked to the old stuff ... so here it is.
Paul Eluard - One of the more sensual surrealists of all times!
"Madness: An Attempt to Simulate General Paralysis", with Andre Breton
It's funny how things happen ... life is filled with little incidents of synchronicity and when you stop to think about it, it does almost seem as if there's some guiding principle involved. For example, today I had to go to the doctor's office. And my favorite cafe is just down the street from said doctor's office.
After a particularly grueling checkup this morning, I stopped to treat myself to a large cappucino, and while I was waiting in line, I happened to pick up one of their thermal mugs to look at how it functioned. The outside of the mug had a design that highlighted "Snowflake Bentley," a reference to Wilson A. Bentley of Jericho, Vermont, the first man to take a photograph of a snow crystal in 1885. Like everything else in the world today, this mug had a URL on it for www.snowflakebentley.com, a website dedicated to the man and his work.
It's definitely worth taking a look at! And if it piques your interest, here's a list of other Bentley-related resources.