Sunday, July 19, 2015

remembering Susan


the impossible

Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

-Francis of Assisi

Sunday, July 12, 2015

artifact


race

“The only reason you say that race was not an issue is because you wish it was not. We all wish it was not. But it’s a lie. I came from a country where race was not an issue; I did not think of myself as black and I only became black when I came to America. When you are black in America and you fall in love with a white person, race doesn’t matter when you’re alone together because it’s just you and your love. But the minute you step outside, race matters. But we don’t talk about it. We don’t even tell our white partners the small things that piss us off and the things we wish they understood better, because we’re worried they will say we’re overreacting, or we’re being too sensitive. And we don’t want them to say, Look how far we’ve come, just forty years ago it would have been illegal for us to even be a couple blah blah blah, because you know what we’re thinking when they say that? We’re thinking why the fuck should it ever have been illegal anyway? But we don’t say any of this stuff. We let it pile up inside our heads and when we come to nice liberal dinners like this, we say that race doesn’t matter because that’s what we’re supposed to say, to keep our nice liberal friends comfortable. It’s true. I speak from experience.”

- Chimamanada Ngozi Adichie, Americanah

Saturday, July 04, 2015

on the 4th


Thursday, July 02, 2015

trees

Be still, my heart, these great trees are prayers.

- Rabindranath Tagore

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Summer


Friday, May 29, 2015

the cost

The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life, which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.

-Henry David Thoreau

Sunday, May 24, 2015

James River


no

No. Be sure of this: absolute stillness for as long as possible is best of all for you. 

-Meister Eckhart