Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Monday, August 19, 2013

great expectations

"We changed again, and yet again, it was now too late and too far to go back, and I went on. And the mists had solemnly risen now and the world lay spread before me."

-Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
-Photo: Earth and Moon in a single frame, September 18, 1977 (x)

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


"You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down."

-Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison
-Photo: unkown (x)

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

a room of one's own

"Lock up your libraries if you like, but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of the mind."

-A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf
-Photo: Duke of Humphrey's Library, Oxford University, England (x)

Friday, August 9, 2013

greatest power

"In a child's eyes, a mother is a goddess. She can be glorious or terrible, benevolent or filled with wrath, but she commands love either way. I am convinced that this is the greatest power in the universe."

-A Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, N.K. Jemisin.
-Photos: Unknown (x)(x)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

great bursts

"And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer."

-The Great Gatsby,  F. Scott Fitzgerald
-Photo: Colin Leaman (x)

Friday, August 2, 2013

when the train came

"Listen, I’m not entirely comfortable being human.

They say laughter is the best medicine
so I wrapped my arms up in swing set chains
just to see if I still have funny bones
I do.
They are aching now

like a foot
lost to a trap.
I’ve paid for these legs with my mother.
As soon as my stalk was long enough, I ran.
And though it is good to be here with you tonight
I’m still running."

- "When the Train Came,"  Buddy Wakefield
- Painting: "Seated Woman," Egon Schiele, 1913

Thursday, August 1, 2013