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Still Life with Woodpecker

You don't need to leave your room.
Remain sitting at your table and listen.
Don't even listen, simply wait. Don't even wait.
Be still and solitary.
The world will freely offer itself to you.
To be unmasked, it has no choice.
It will roll in ecstasy at your feet.
--Franz Kafka


Here should be a picture of my favorite apple.
It is also a nude & bottle.
It is also a landscape.
There are no such things as still lifes.
--Erica Jong