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you and what army!

15 Mar
Koh Phi Phi- Leh, Krabi, Thailand

Adorable Japanese Mom in Koh Phi Phi Leh

“The question is not who is going to let me, but who is going to stop me.”

-Ayn Rand


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

the trouble with families

24 Nov


“This was the trouble with families. Like invidious doctors, they knew just where it hurt.”

― Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things

starting to get strange

1 Nov
Meet my mom

Washington DC

“If we can call them friends then we can call them on their telephones. And they won’t pretend that they’re too busy or they’re not alone. And if we can call them friends then we can call — holler at ’em down these hallowed halls. Just don’t let the human factor fail to be a factor, at all.

It’s starting to get warm in here and things are starting to get strange.”

-Andrew Bird, “Tables and Chairs”

Buy the album: The Mysterious Production of Eggs

Secret Meeting

27 Oct
wears RayBans, takes jumping photos. Like mother like daughter.

My mom

“I’m sorry I missed you. I had a secret meeting in the basement of my brain.”

-The National, “Secret Meeting

a certain feeling of the universe

20 Oct

the market

“She’s kept her love for him as alive as the summer they first met. In order to do this, she’s turned life away. Sometimes she subsists for days on water and air. Being the only known complex life-form to do this, she should have a species named after her. Once Uncle Julian told me how the sculptor and painter Alberto Giacometti said that sometimes just to paint a head you have to give up the whole figure. To paint a leaf, you have to sacrifice the whole landscape. It might seem like you’re limiting yourself at first, but after a while you realize that having a quarter-of-an-inch of something you have a better chance of holding on to a certain feeling of the universe than if you pretended to be doing the whole sky.

-Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

I love this book. Buy it here: The History of Love

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