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(life is)

Jan 31
Hot chocolate for an icy, snowy, blowy day.

Hot chocolate for an icy, snowy, blowy day.


Jan 30

Karen Dalton’s Katie Cruel.


Jan 28
From Maurice Sendak’s Chicken Soup With Rice
 

From Maurice Sendak’s Chicken Soup With Rice

 

(via teachingliteracy)


"Memorized poems are a sort of larder, laid up against the hungers of an extended period of solitude."

"You take the poem inside you, into your brain chemistry if not your blood, and you know it at a deeper, bodily level than if you simply read it off a screen.”

If we do not learn by heart, the heart does not feel the rhythms of poetry as echoes or variations of its own insistent beat.”

- Why We Should Memorize by Brad Leithauser, from The New Yorker


Jan 14

" … Every relationship contains within it the ghosts, or the shadows, of all the other relationships it isn’t.  All the abandoned alternatives, the forgotten choices, the lives you could have led but didn’t and haven’t.  I found this thought enormously consoling because it was true, and at the same time enormously upsetting."

- Gillian, from Julian Barnes’ Love Etc.

 


Dec 9
johannaburai:

Acrylic painting
© 2012 Johanna Burai All Rights Reserved

johannaburai:

Acrylic painting

© 2012 Johanna Burai All Rights Reserved


Dec 3
I’ve been sewing sewing sewing.  wacky quilt blocks, 6”x6”. 

I’ve been sewing sewing sewing.  wacky quilt blocks, 6”x6”. 


Dec 2

Nov 15
nobody can save you but
yourself.
you will be put again and again
into nearly impossible
situations.
they will attempt again and again
through subterfuge, guise and
force
to make you submit, quit and/or die quietly
inside.
nobody can save you but
yourself
and it will be easy enough to fail
so very easily
but don’t, don’t, don’t.
just watch them.
listen to them.
do you want to be like that?
a faceless, mindless, heartless
being?
do you want to experience
death before death?

nobody can save you but
yourself
and you’re worth saving.
it’s a war not easily won
but if anything is worth winning then
this is it.

think about it.
think about saving your self.

- Charles Bukowski, via

(via nowandthan)