Things that make life worth living → Our Galaxy

“As pessoas me esvaziam. Raramente encontro uma pessoa rara ou interessante. É mais que pertubador, é um choque constante.”

Charles Bukowski (via trechosdelivros)

“Existe apenas um pecado, um só. E esse pecado é roubar. Qualquer outro é simplesmente a variação do roubo. Quando você mata um homem, está roubando uma vida, está roubando da esposa o direito de ter um marido, roubando dos filhos o direito de ter um pai. Quando você mente, está roubando de alguém o direito de saber a verdade. Quando você trapaceia, está roubando o direito à justiça. Entende? Não há ato mais infame que roubar.”

Khaled Hosseini, em O caçador de pipas.  (via quotes-perdidos)

o-padre:

O amor comeu meu nome, minha identidade, meu retrato. O amor comeu minha certidão de idade, minha genealogia, meu endereço. O amor comeu meus cartões de visita. O amor veio e comeu todos os papéis onde eu escrevera meu nome.

O amor comeu minhas roupas, meus lenços, minhas camisas. O amor comeu…

“Acabou pensando nele como jamais imaginara que se pudesse pensar em alguém, pressentindo-o onde não estava, desejando-o onde não podia estar, acordando de súbito com a sensação física de que ele a contemplava na escuridão enquanto ela dormia, de maneira que na tarde em que sentiu seus passos resolutos no tapete de folhas amarelas da pracinha custou a crer que não fosse outro embuste da sua fantasia.”

Gabriel García Marquez  (via o-padre)

abbyjean:

Artist Olga Koumoundouros’ takeover of the abandoned property at 3411 Holyoke Drive in Glassell Park began as an act of desperation. She and her partner, who live across the street, were having trouble paying their mortgage and were trying to think of ways to avoid defaulting on their house. Their neighborhood, an old working-class settlement known for gang activity, was riddled with foreclosures, and they didn’t want their home to fall victim to the same fate. Koumoundouros considered squatting in the abandoned house and renting her own place out to tenants. Once inside the other house, however, Koumoundouros found herself entering into a thought-provoking relationship with the space, the belongings that had been left behind, the history of the tenants who had lived there, and the hot-button socioeconomic issues that surround the current foreclosure crisis. (via LAWeekly)

abbyjean:

Artist Olga Koumoundouros’ takeover of the abandoned property at 3411 Holyoke Drive in Glassell Park began as an act of desperation. She and her partner, who live across the street, were having trouble paying their mortgage and were trying to think of ways to avoid defaulting on their house. Their neighborhood, an old working-class settlement known for gang activity, was riddled with foreclosures, and they didn’t want their home to fall victim to the same fate. Koumoundouros considered squatting in the abandoned house and renting her own place out to tenants. Once inside the other house, however, Koumoundouros found herself entering into a thought-provoking relationship with the space, the belongings that had been left behind, the history of the tenants who had lived there, and the hot-button socioeconomic issues that surround the current foreclosure crisis. (via LAWeekly)

birdwings:

theparisreview:

“On Wednesdays wear a skirt. A skirt is better for dancing. After school, remember not to take the bus. Go to McDonald’s instead. Order the fries. Don’t even bother trying to sit with Patricia and Cara. Instead, try to sit with Sasha and Toni Sue. If they won’t let you, try to sit with Andrea Shaw. And if Andrea Shaw gets up and throws away the rest of her fries rather than sit with you, sit alone and do not look at anyone. Particularly not the boys. If you do not look at them, they may not notice you sitting alone. And if they don’t notice you sitting alone, there is still a chance that one of them will ask you to dance.
“At three-thirty stand outside with the others and take the Number Seven bus uptown. Get off when they all get off. Be sure to do this. Do not stare out the window and lose yourself. You will end up riding out to the edge of town past the rusted gas-storage tanks and you will never find the right bus home. Pay attention. Do not let the strap of your training bra slip out the armhole of your short-sleeved shirt. Do not leave your bag on the bus. As you cross the street, take a look at the public high school. The kids there will be eating long sticks of Roman candy and leaning on the chain-link fence. Do they look as if they care who dances with whom, or what steps you’ll learn this week? News flash: they do not. Try to understand that there’s a world larger than the one you inhabit. If you understand that, you will be far ahead of Patricia and Cara.”
—Julie Orringer, “Note to Sixth-Grade Self”
Illustration Credit Marta Antelo

Relevant still.

birdwings:

theparisreview:

“On Wednesdays wear a skirt. A skirt is better for dancing. After school, remember not to take the bus. Go to McDonald’s instead. Order the fries. Don’t even bother trying to sit with Patricia and Cara. Instead, try to sit with Sasha and Toni Sue. If they won’t let you, try to sit with Andrea Shaw. And if Andrea Shaw gets up and throws away the rest of her fries rather than sit with you, sit alone and do not look at anyone. Particularly not the boys. If you do not look at them, they may not notice you sitting alone. And if they don’t notice you sitting alone, there is still a chance that one of them will ask you to dance.

“At three-thirty stand outside with the others and take the Number Seven bus uptown. Get off when they all get off. Be sure to do this. Do not stare out the window and lose yourself. You will end up riding out to the edge of town past the rusted gas-storage tanks and you will never find the right bus home. Pay attention. Do not let the strap of your training bra slip out the armhole of your short-sleeved shirt. Do not leave your bag on the bus. As you cross the street, take a look at the public high school. The kids there will be eating long sticks of Roman candy and leaning on the chain-link fence. Do they look as if they care who dances with whom, or what steps you’ll learn this week? News flash: they do not. Try to understand that there’s a world larger than the one you inhabit. If you understand that, you will be far ahead of Patricia and Cara.”

Julie Orringer, “Note to Sixth-Grade Self”

Illustration Credit Marta Antelo

Relevant still.

Citroën ad, 1922
Citroën ad, 1922
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a morning in the ballerina dress 

jamesnord:

a morning in the ballerina dress