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bobbycaputo:

Gaza Artist Turns Israeli Air Strike Smoke into Powerful Sketches

As the world looks on with horror at the growing civilian toll in Gaza, and Hamas and Israel consider the terms of a U.S.-proposed ceasefire, one young Palestinian architect is responding to the crisis through art. Gaza-based Tawfik Gebreel aims to send a message, in the “universal humanitarian language understood by all peoples of the world.” He is using photos of the smoke thrown up by rocket strikes and reworking the images with symbols of hope and unity.

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May my silences become more accurate.

Theodore Roethke, from “Words for Young Writers,” On Poetry & Craft (Copper Canyon Press, 2001)

metaphorformetaphor:

All I asked for was time and distance between us to help me face the life we were throwing ourselves into.

—Anaïs Nin, Henry & June: From the Unexpurgated Diary of Anais Nin (Harcourt, 1986)

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dollsofbeauty:

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I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me.

Tracee Ellis Ross (via justinancheta)

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Sections in the bookstore



- Books You Haven’t Read
- Books You Needn’t Read
- Books Made for Purposes Other Than Reading
- Books Read Even Before You Open Them Since They Belong to the Category of Books Read Before Being Written
- Books That If You Had More Than One Life You Would Certainly Also Read But Unfortunately Your Days Are Numbered
- Books You Mean to Read But There Are Others You Must Read First
- Books Too Expensive Now and You’ll Wait ‘Til They’re Remaindered
- Books ditto When They Come Out in Paperback
- Books You Can Borrow from Somebody
- Books That Everybody’s Read So It’s As If You Had Read Them, Too
- Books You’ve Been Planning to Read for Ages
- Books You’ve Been Hunting for Years Without Success
- Books Dealing with Something You’re Working on at the Moment
- Books You Want to Own So They’ll Be Handy Just in Case
- Books You Could Put Aside Maybe to Read This Summer
- Books You Need to Go with Other Books on Your Shelves
- Books That Fill You with Sudden, Inexplicable Curiosity, Not Easily Justified
- Books Read Long Ago Which It’s Now Time to Re-read
- Books You’ve Always Pretended to Have Read and Now It’s Time to Sit Down and Really Read Them”

Italo Calvino (via quotesandnonsense)

also: books you’ll wanna sleep next to.

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me today.

me today.

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artistiquesoul:

◆ Progress ◇

1. 3 weeks into knowing each other, I distanced myself so far from you I might as well have moved across the country. I am so sorry.

2. Once you start falling in love, you can’t stop. You just keep falling and falling until you fall forever for that one person - or you fall and you break. I broke you, and I am so sorry.

3. There’s different types of fears. There’s hesitance and there’s suffocation with a scent of death. You were the latter. I am so sorry.

4. When you give into fear, you either cope with it or it kills you. When you killed parts of me, I killed all of you. I am so sorry.

5. Handing someone your heart is like handing them a gun and giving them permission to pull the trigger. I should have warned you; I love to flirt with tragedy. I am so sorry.

6. I’m more stubborn than a hurricane on acid. I taught winter how to be cold. I’m more inconsistent than cell phone reception in the middle of a forest. You dealt with my cruelest flaws but I couldn’t even deal with your habit of short fingernails and coffee breath. I’m so sorry.

7. You spilled your heart to me and I forgot to mention all I do is walk away from messes. I am so sorry.

8. You were in such a dark place, so I ran. I guess I was scared of seeing something so similar to me besides in my own reflection. Fuck dammit, I am so sorry.

9. I never cheated and I never lied or hit you or cursed at you or used your flaws against you, or anything like that but oh god, did I hurt you. I am so sorry.

10. I remember lots of “I’m sorry’s” and “I can’t do this anymore’s” and “I don’t want to hurt you’s” — but I don’t remember a single “goodbye”. I am so fucking sorry.

11. You were 11 when you lost your mother. Not to a coffin, but to burning vodka and poison-filled needles. I am so sorry. (I hope she is too.)

12. 11 months and 12 days later, I’m counting up to our year anniversary. Since I left, all I’ve been doing is drinking and smoking and fucking until I feel that distinct feeling of feeling absolutely nothing at all. Happy Anniversary, darling - I am so sorry.

13. I’m not sorry because of my countless mistakes. I am sorry because you loved me and I love you and I lost you. I am so sorry. I will always be sorry.

13 apologies // (everyone usually writes about someone who hurt them, so I thought I’d try something different)

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sissy-boy-slap-party:

Cutie and the Boxer (Zachary Heinzerling, 2013)

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i never quite relaxed around him, and so i stayed in love longer than i expected. he fulfilled my notion of love, which meant no one would ever get what they wanted. love for me had never been a source of comfort, but of anxiety and longing, desire and regret. it was a terrible emotion, really. i learned that from observing the way my parents cruelly danced around each other.

the gangster of love, jessica hagedorn

GABRIELA SF + BAYAN NorCal + Migrante NorCal + NAFCON at yesterday’s People’s State of the Nation Address, in front of the Philippine Consulate in SF.

(photo cred: ryan sin)

shabazz palaces 👌 (at The New Parish)

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