George Grosz (German, 1893-1959), Jugendlust (Tanzcafé), c.1922. Brush on wove paper, 66.2 x 43 cm.
"She’s talking in her sleep
It’s keeping me awake
and Anna begins to toss and turn
And every word is nonsense but I understand and
Oh lord, I’m not ready for this sort of thing”
"This Christmas, I am off the grid
Don’t want nobody knowing what I did
To the hardest year I’ve had so far
To the day I don’t know where to start
Strange to imagine we will both grow old
Stranger than the days to come
Can’t read your mind, no I gotta be told
Listen to your silence, oh my Lord”
"The little bonus of
my hand on your hip. Who needs the constellated sea?
All is as it should be."
David Swanger, from “Sleeping with You,” in Wayne’s College of Beauty (BkMK Press, 2006)
"…a library is not just a reference service: it is also a place for the vulnerable. From the elderly gentleman whose only remaining human interaction is with library staff, to the isolated young mother who relishes the support and friendship that grows from a Baby Rhyme Time session, to a slow moving 30-something woman collecting her CDs, libraries are a haven in a world where community services are being ground down to nothing. I’ve always known libraries are vital, but now I understand that their worth cannot be measured in books alone."
A library is not just about books: it’s also a place for the vulnerable by Angela Clarke (via librariesbuildcommunity)
I wish I were adventuring right now, visiting quaint places, walking till your legs hurt, conversing with good friends. This picture always reminds me of that, I couldn’t explain it. It’s everything the picture doesn’t say.
" Life isn’t perfect - and neither is my cabin "
25 years ago , John Coffer gave up his Flordia condominium, sports car and 9-5 punch card for rows of red pines, a home made cabin and 50 acres in upstate New York.
Directors David Usui & Ben Wu for Lost & Found Films