Japanese and Evenki

November 2, 2015

november2015-ilana-69-small (1 of 1) november2015-ilana-70-small (1 of 1) november2015-ilana-71-small (1 of 1)“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.”
— Rainer Maria Rilke

6lbs 7oz

November 1, 2015

november2015-ilana-09-small (1 of 1)“And I? I drink, I burn, I gather dreams.
And sometimes I tell a story.”
― Hélène Cixous

Beginnings

November 1, 2015

october2015-ilana-02-small (1 of 1)october2015-ilana-03-small (1 of 1)october2015-ilana-04-small (1 of 1)november2015-ilana-28-small (1 of 1)november2015-ilana-15-small (1 of 1)october2015-ilana-01-small (1 of 1)“My angel; everything I have inside me is yours, soak it up through the paper, through the sleeve of my coat. Suck my blood out of the hollow of my elbow where you are lying, where you are keeping warm. It’s just as you please, it will always be just as you please from now on.”
― Violette Leduc

Ilana Ankida Jonas

November 1, 2015

november2015-ilana-12-small (1 of 1)“The most beautiful things cannot be written, unfortunately. Fortunately. We would have to be able to write with our eyes, with wild eyes, with the tears of our eyes, with the frenzy of a gaze, with the skin of our hands.”
― Hélène Cixous

Ready For Baby

October 15, 2015

october2015-bonfire-17a (1 of 1)“All that rescues us is love.”
― Edward Hirsch

Tree Trimming

April 23, 2015

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― Joris-Karl Huysmans

Shrooms

April 10, 2015

april2015-mushroom-09 (1 of 1) april2015-mushroom-06 (1 of 1) april2015-mushroom-05 (1 of 1)april2015-mushroom-14 (1 of 1)april2015-mushroom-07 (1 of 1)april2015-mushroom-22 (1 of 1)april2015-mushroom-20 (1 of 1)april2015-mushroom-16 (1 of 1)april2015-mushroom-03 (1 of 1)april2015-mushroom-21 (1 of 1)        april2015-mushroom-15 (1 of 1)“All that we did was human,
stupid, easily forgiven,
Not quite right.”
― Gary Snyder

Boys Night

March 31, 2015

16983060031_a364048307_b“We have not immortal souls, we shall never live again; but, like the green sea-weed, when once it has been cut off, we can never flourish more. Human beings, on the contrary, have a soul which lives forever, lives after the body has been turned to dust. It rises up through the clear, pure air beyond the glittering stars. As we rise out of the water, and behold all the land of the earth, so do they rise to unknown and glorious regions which we shall never see.”
― Hans Christian Andersen

Concerto

January 29, 2015

january2015-puppies-14 (1 of 1)“A blind man can see how much I love you”
― Amy Bloom

Russian Pistachios

January 29, 2015

january2015-puppies-11 (1 of 1)“Every time she kissed him, every time he opened his arms and she crawled into them, felt like a miracle. Coming to her made him feel perfectly welcomed, perfectly at home, as he had never in his life felt before.”
― Celeste Ng