Links that may or may not be related to gardens, food, travel, nature, or heterotopias and liminal spaces but probably are. Sources in parentheses.
fashion: As Roxane Gay described it, The DRIP on these elders! (TikTok via Fernwaves/Twitter)
art: new for me: Romantic surrealism (The Jealous Curator). Brazilian artist Rafael Silveira’s candy-colored paintings.
essay: On Spookiness (Eliza Brooke/Dirt). Nice job of differentiating spooky from scary. “Technically, spooky means ghostly or spectral, two words that relate to liminality. To me, spookiness is a suggestion. It leaves the door open to the possibility of life beyond death, of a world that’s much bigger than what we know. It can be brought on by a misty night or a front porch covered in store-bought cobwebs and spiders. … Unlike the scary — which is often literal and urgent, embodied by monsters, zombies, and grotesque clowns who are definitely out to get you — spookiness invokes the spectral in an uncertain and ambivalent way.”
music: Ralph McTell (with John Williams) “Streets Of London” Live. (Ralph McTell/YouTube) A song I’ve loved for 40 years. (Along with McTell’s First Song, and pretty much anything on the “Not Til Tomorrow” album)