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blurred at the edges

23 Feb
ithaca, ny

Ithaca, NY

“The world was not wheeling anymore. It was just very clear and bright and inclined to blur at the edges.”

― Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises


if i ever return

1 Feb

Temple on Hollywood Road in Hong Kong

“Your song was very beautiful, and your sadness does me honor. I’m going to start life in a new world. If I ever return, I’ll tell you what it’s like there.”

-Jean Genet, “Les Nègres” as mentioned here.

who they were back then

31 Jan

National Arboretum, Washington DC

“In most of the photos, Dad looks worried in his borrowed tuxedo, like there might be all sorts of trouble brewing right outside the frame. But there’s one of the two of them, on the stairs of the catering hall, he’s carrying her in his arms and they’re laughing, at the photographer, at themselves in their ridiculous gown and tux, at the idea that they can do this thing, start a family. A lump forms in my throat and lodges there. You can kind of see who they were back then, innocent and in love, long before kids and a mortgage and rottweilers and cancer and possible (probable) lesbianism.”

-Jonathan Trooper, This Is Where I Leave You: A Novel

trust me

30 Jan

Irene at the border ceremony (India/Pakistan)

“Trust me. Everything is going to be fine. You met me at a very strange time in my life.”

-Fight Club

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