Theresa Duncan - one time video game designer - now social critic and film-maker ran a rather quirky, offbeat and at times just plain crazy blog called The Wit of the Staircase. Sadly, on July 10th she took her own life. The sadness became further compounded when her longtime companion - artist Jeremy Blake appears to have followed her a week later by walking into the Atlantic off Long Island.
"A child in the dark, gripped with fear, comforts himself by singing under his breath. He walks and halts to his song. Lost, he takes shelter, or orients himself with his little song as best he can. The song is like a rough sketch of a calming and stabilizing, calm and stable, center in the heart of chaos. Perhaps the child skips as he sings, hastens or slows his pace. But the song itself is already a skip: it jumps from chaos to the beginnings of order in chaos and is in danger of breaking apart at any moment..."
--Deleuze and Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus
(Above, Christian Schad, Shadogrophie)