A week with a lemon tree

There is a curiosity which the quotidian awakens in me whenever I eat – known, or unknown – whenever I take a camera to hand, and often while thinking – on diffuse nothings, or questions of depth. There is the simplicity, on one hand, no matter how deep my thoughts might go, and there is… Continue reading A week with a lemon tree

The Life You Give: Billie Holiday *1915

Billie Holiday, born Elinore Harris, on April 7, 1915, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., is the jazz singer considered to have been one of the greatest from the 1930s to the ’50s.Eleanora (her preferred spelling) Harris was the daughter of Clarence Holiday, a professional musician who for a time played guitar with the Fletcher Henderson band. She… Continue reading The Life You Give: Billie Holiday *1915

The Life You Give: Ravi Shankar *1920

Ravi Shankar, born Ravindra Shankar Chowdhury, on April 7, 1920, Benares [now Varanasi], India, is the musician, player of the sitar, composer, and founder of the National Orchestra of India, who was influential in stimulating Western appreciation of Indian music.Born into a Bengali Brahman (highest social class in Hindu tradition) family, Shankar spent most of… Continue reading The Life You Give: Ravi Shankar *1920