Sunday, July 12, 2009

Sunday papers: Diana Ackerman

"Etymologically speaking, a breath is not neutral or bland--it's cooked air; we live in a constant simmering. There is a furnace in our cells, and when we breathe we pass the world through our bodies, brew it lightly, and turn it loose again, gently altered for having known us."

--A Natural History of the Senses

On the turntable: Philly Joe Jones, "Showcase"

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