Photos, Quotes

“Different fields, different grasshoppers; different seas, different fish.”

~ Indonesian proverb

Grasshopper compass rose





“Regular maps have few surprises: their contour lines reveal where the Andes are, and are reasonably clear. More precious, though, are the unpublished maps we make ourselves, of our city, our place, our daily world, our life; those maps of our private world we use every day; here I was happy, in that place I left my coat behind after a party, that is where I met my love; I cried there once, I was heartsore; but felt better round the corner once I saw the hills of Fife across the Forth, things of that sort, our personal memories, that make the private tapestry of our lives.”

~ Alexander McCall Smith, Love Over Scotland


James Joyce

“Ineluctable modality of the visible: at least that if no more, thought through my eyes. Signatures of all things I am here to read, seaspawn and seawrack, the nearing tide, that rusty boot. Snotgreen, bluesilver, rust: coloured signs. Limits of the diaphane. But he adds: in bodies.”



It’s always better to listen to Joyce:

“Shut your eyes and see.”

If interested in a freely downloadable excellent reading of Ulysses in its entirety, go here.

If images are more your fancy, this is the place to be.


Photo: Moscow, Russia – outside All-Russian State Library of Foreign Literature