Life Is A Hoot
I am only responsible for my own heart, you offered yours up for the smashing my darling. Only a fool would give out such a vital organ
anais nin

Five days after the death of Michael Brown, protesters continued to face off with the police as more racially charged demonstrations gripped the streets of Ferguson, Mo.

“Anaïs, I don’t know how to tell you what I feel. I live in perpetual expectancy. You come and the time slips away in a dream. It is only when you go that I realize completely your presence. And then it is too late. You numb me. […] This is a little drunken, Anaïs. I am saying to myself “here is the first woman with whom I can be absolutely sincere.” I remember your saying - “you could fool me, I wouldn’t know it.” When I walk along the boulevards and think of that. I can’t fool you - and yet I would like to. I mean that I can never be absolutely loyal - it’s not in me. I love women, or life, too much - which it is, I don’t know. But laugh, Anaïs, I love to hear you laugh. You are the only woman who has a sense of gaiety, a wise tolerance - no more, you seem to urge me to betray you. I love you for that. […]
I don’t know what to expect of you, but it is something in the way of a miracle. I am going to demand everything of you - even the impossible, because you encourage it. You are really strong. I even like your deceit, your treachery. It seems aristocratic to me.”

i need a man like henry

henry miller- a literate passion

I need to be alone. I need to ponder my shame and my despair in seclusion; I need the sunshine and the paving stones of the streets without companions, without conversation, face to face with myself, with only the music of my heart for company.
henry miller- tropic of cancer

La vie en rose - Louis Armstrong

art-on-my-skin:

Tattoo by Anna Day

art-and-things-of-beauty:

Alf Wallander (1862-1914) - Still life with gloves, range and Peacock feather, oil on panel, 46 x 37 cm.

art-and-things-of-beauty:

Alf Wallander (1862-1914) - Still life with gloves, range and Peacock feather, oil on panel, 46 x 37 cm.

sinidentidades:

A Look at Black Chicago in the 1970s

The Atlantic’s In Focus blog is doing a great photo series on America in the early 1970s. Last week they took a look at documentary photographer John H. White, who went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Photojournalism in 1982. Here’s a quick look at the series, and you can see the whole thing over at The Atlantic.