Time comes in waves here, a sickness, one day after the other rolling on;
I move up, it’s called
awake, then down into the uneasy
nights but never
forward.

 

Life imprisonment is the most horrible of punishments because it preserves existence in its pure facticity but forbids it all legitimation. A freedom can not will itself without willing itself as an indefinite movement.

The Ethics of Ambiguity - Simone De Beauvoir

Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions … Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.

Tina Fey

I read A Year of Magical Thinking and it was magical

It would be very nice for nervous types like me if things were black-and-white, and you could tell where one thing ended and the next thing began, but as Einstein taught us, everything in the future and the past is right here now. There’s always something ending and something beginning. Yet in the very center is the truth of your spiritual identity: is you.

In 1956, Gordon Parks documented the everyday lives of an extended black family living in rural Alabama under Jim Crow segregation for Life Magazine in a photo-essay entitled “The Restraints: Open and Hidden.”

(Source: vintagegal)