I’ll Be Gone

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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:

Like Being Free

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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)

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

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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

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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