SUNDAYS IN NEW YORK

NEW YORKERS

COMING HOME

When we are driving in the dark,
on the long road to Provincetown,
when we are weary,
when the buildings and the scrub pines lose their familiar look,
I imagine us rising from the speeding car.
I imagine us seeing everything from another place–
the top of one of the pale dunes, or the deep and nameless
fields of the sea.
And what we see is a world that cannot cherish us,
but which we cherish.
And what we see is our life moving like that
along the dark edges of everything,
headlights sweeping the blackness,
believing in a thousand fragile and unprovable things.
Looking out for sorrow,
slowing down for happiness,
making all the right turns
right down to the thumping barriers to the sea,
the swirling waves,
the narrow streets, the houses,
the past, the future,
the doorway that belongs
to you and me.

Mary Oliver

MY MONKEYS

♥ + ♥

THE UNITED STATS OF AMERICA

SUNDAYS IN PHILADELPHIA

A brief JUANA Camp to the historic city of Philadelphia where we visited Ben Franklin’s gravesite, The Barnes Foundation, The Liberty Bell, The Rodin Museum, The Franklin Science Museum, The American Revolution Museum and where we ate dinner at the extraordinary Vedge! I like to cram it in . . . “-)

ALAN SCHALLER

THANK YOU, PravDa!

KISSING

One scene from my childhood:
Spending the night at my Aunt Eva’s,
I have come downstairs at midnight
for a glass of milk.
She and her husband, Ferdinand,
sit at the kitchen table, their backs to me.
His left trouser leg
is rolled up to his thigh.
The stump of the leg he lost under a tractor
is propped on a stool,
gleaming in the lamplight.
My aunt and uncle bend above it,
laughing uncontrollably and kissing.

Jo McDougall | In the Home of the Famous Dead, 2015

Virginia | Ojai, 2014

#tbt

IT’S CALLED FEARLESS, NO BULLSHIT LEADERSHIP

AOC for PREZ! ♥

In the past she would have been considered too much; too young, too bold, too brash, too confrontational, too socialist, too inexperienced, but after the TRAVESTY we have leading DESTROYING our country, I don’t think so. Naturally, all the weapons against women would be hauled out and loaded against her, but I believe she could withstand the onslaught and lead through the dark night.

Thank you, mS.

MADONNA @60

One of my favourite artists interviewed by one of my favourite culture journalists.

ARTICULATED

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

My Rapist Apologized

Tayari Jones | Payday

Nora Ephron’s Wellesley Commencement Speech | 1996

photograph | Devin Doyle