Tag Archives: Book

I’ll Be Gone

9 Mar

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“Some of dese mornin’s and it won’t be long, you gointuh wake up callin’ me and Ah’ll be gone.”

Zora Neale Hurston/Their Eyes Were Watching God, 1937

Years later:

“One of these days and it won’t be long, you’ll look for me and baby, I’ll be gone.”

Led Zeppelin/Your Time Is Gonna Come, 1969:

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Sun-Up

7 Mar

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“God tore down the old world every evening and built a new one by sun-up.”

Zora Neale Hurston/Their Eyes Were Watching God

Going Under

5 Mar

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“I’d seen the flimsy line that separated getting by and going under.”

– Michelle Obama from her book Becoming

The World

3 Mar

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“The world can be brutal and random…hard work

doesn’t always assure positive outcomes.”

– Michelle Obama from her book Becoming

Like Being Free

17 Feb

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“On my best days, I can freely enjoy the slow passing of time, the tenderness that is in my life; I can feel the love I’m a part of surrounding me and flowing through me; I am near home and I am standing hand in hand with those I love, past and present, in the sun, on the outskirts of something that feels, almost…like being free.”

Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run (book)

Near The Bottom

1 Feb

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“Exhaustion has always been my friend and I don’t mind going there. Near the bottom of its fathomless pit I usually find results.”

Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run (book)

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

30 Jul

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I don’t recall how I heard of the book A Little Life (probably from The New Yorker magazine) but I ordered it from the library. Because it’s a new book (published March 10, 2015), the library is only giving me two weeks to read it. That means I need to read around 65 pages a day. Well, I did not read my daily allotment and today need to take it back to the library. But I already put it on hold again. I might buy it. I am addicted to it. Jeez, I need to read it; I need to finish it. The last book I read was The Goldfinch and after I read that, it was hard for me to read anything for awhile—I started watching the TV show Mad Men instead.

Hanya Yanagihara: Fantastic book!

Out of Whack

14 Jan

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“Our environmental laws are out of whack with the laws of nature.”

– Mary Christina Wood, author of Nature’s Trust: Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age

  • Title of photograph: Zakat na mori︠e︡. Title Translation: Sunset at the sea
  • Creator(s): Prokudin-Gorskiĭ, Sergeĭ Mikhaĭlovich, 1863-1944, photographer
  • Date Created/Published: [between 1905 and 1915]
  • Medium: 1 negative (3 frames) : glass, b&w, three-color separation
  • Public domain photograph from the Library of Congress
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