Out Of Order Magazine Issue 04, Spring 2014, featuring the work of Matthew Barney, David LaChapelle, Larry Clark, Scott Rothkopf, Henry Leutwyler, David Hallberg, Maureen Chiquet, Servane Mary, Mac DeMarco, Josh Kline, Ryan McNamara, Prabal Gurung, Tierney Gearon & Hollywood's Rising Stars
Walt Whitman's Miracles
Photographs by David LaChapelle
Why, who makes much of a miracle?
As to me I know of nothing else but miracles,
Whether I walk the streets of Manhattan,
Or dart my sight over the roofs of houses toward the sky,
Or wade with naked feet along the beach just in the edge of the water,
Or stand under trees in the woods,
Or talk by day with any one I love,
Or sleep in the bed at night
with any one I love,
Or watch honey-bees busy around the hive of a summer forenoon,
Or animals feeding in the fields,
Or birds, or the wonderfulness of insects in the air,
Or the wonderfulness of the sundown, or of stars shining so quiet and bright,
Or the exquisite delicate thin curve of the new moon in spring;
These with the rest, one and all, are to me miracles,
The whole referring, yet each distinct and in its place.
To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle,
Every cubic inch of space is a miracle,
Every square yard of the surface of the earth is spread with the same,
Every foot of the interior swarms with the same.
To me the sea is a continual miracle,
The fishes that swim—the rocks—
the motion of the waves—
the ships with men in them,
What stranger miracles are there?