Friday, April 22, 2016

Put the things back together

“This is an age of divorce. Things that belong together have been taken apart. And you can’t put it all back together again. What you do is the only thing that you can do: you take two things that ought to be together and you put them back together. Two things, not all things! That’s the way the work has to go. You make connections in your work… That’s what we do, we people who make things. If it’s a stool or a film or a poem or an essay or a novel or a musical composition, it’s all about that. Finding how it fits together and fitting it together.”
Wendell Berry

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

What do you believe about mistakes?

"Of all the pitfalls in our paths and the tremendous delays and wanderings off the track I want to say that they are not what they seem to be...All that seems like fantastic mistakes are not mistakes, all that seems like error is not error; and it all has to be done. That which seems like a false step is the next step."

-Agnes Martin


i want to stay.
i want to leave.
i am three oceans away from my soul.


nayyirah waheed


"There is a time for departure even when there's no certain place to go."

-Tennessee Williams

Motto Please

"Let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences."

-Sylvia Plath

Thursday, April 14, 2016

End's Beginning

"The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning."

-Ivy Baker Priest

World is a Garden

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” 

― Frances Hodgson BurnettThe Secret Garden

Friday, April 8, 2016

Prisons and Pupils

"It always baffles me when I see the statistics that people are willing to spend so much on a child once they become a prisoner, but we’re not willing to invest in that child’s education when they were a pupil."

"We’re spending, on average, three times more for prison than for public-school pupils. That’s the dumbest investment policy. It doesn’t make us safer. It’s created a new private industry, called Corrections Corporation of America. It’s the new slavery. It came out of the drug laws and it really is something we’re going to have to confront, but I don’t see enough people up in arms about that. We need to be. The literacy level at Mississippi prisons? Fifth grade. Can’t read, what are you going to do? If you’ve got a conviction rap, what are you going to do? It’s a real crisis."

-Marian Wright Edelman, world-renowned author and activist, has spent most of her life fighting against systemic injustices and serving our nation’s most underprivileged children

Interview from the LennyLetter