SHONDA RHIMES

#theFutureIsFemale ♥

Who is Xiuhtezcatl Martinez?

The Future is NOW! Thank you, mS . . . . ♥

LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA

Messud + Wood +  Messud’s process

The Tiniest Best Restaurant in the World | Take Root

#vanlife

The Evolution of Women in Stock Photos

Activist, Colin Kaepernick

Juana Olga Barrios | Word, 2017

Venice Beach | 2017  ♥ ♥ ♥

NIGHT AT THE FIESTAS | KIRSTIN VALDEZ QUADE

“Once, when they were alone in the office, Collette had startled her by pausing at her desk and saying, darkly, that Crystal was an example to young women, choosing life. For a moment Crystal had seen herself as Collette might: a tragic figure, a fallen woman, but, when it came down to it, contrite and virtuous, taking responsibility for her mistake. But then Collette had elaborated: “If girls are going to run around like that, they should pay.”

Crushing HAAARD on my latest literary discovery . . . . .

THE FUTURE IS FEMALE | EDEN CIPOLLA

You are a truly special angel, Eden. BRAVA! And Nicolette! Bravissima. Eres un angel del otro mundo. ♥  ♥  ♥

HER LONG ILLNESS

Daybreak until nightfall,
he sat by his wife at the hospital
while chemotherapy dripped
through the catheter into her heart.
He drank coffee and read
the Globe. He paced; he worked
on poems; he rubbed her back
and read aloud. Overcome with dread,
they wept and affirmed
their love for each other, witlessly,
over and over again.
When it snowed one morning Jane gazed
at the darkness blurred
with flakes. They pushed the IV pump
which she called Igor
slowly past the nurses’ pods, as far
as the outside door
so that she could smell the snowy air.

Donald Hall | from Without, 1998

Juana Olga Barrios | Primitivos, 2017

Me and My Monkey, the day before 5th grade . . . . ♥

THE FUTURE IS FEMALE | ALICE WATERS

Alice has a new book coming out next week, Coming to My Senses, a personal memoir of her early days running around Europe. Listen to Sam Sifton interview her and her daughter Fanny Singer as they discuss their collaboration on her previous book, My Pantry, illustrated by Fanny.

♥ ELAINE WELTEROTH ♥

Teen Vogue’s Editor in Chief is up to some good stuff!

GOOD NIGHT, VENICE

REST IN PEACE, LOUISE HAY

“In books like “You Can Heal Your Life,” “The Power Is Within You” and “Meditations to Heal Your Life,” Ms. Hay espoused an upbeat message with a metaphysical underpinning. She wrote that there is a link between thoughts and disease and life’s other misfortunes, and she urged people to find a positive way to spin even the worst of them.”

“I am at peace with the process of death and grieving. I give myself time and space to go through this natural, normal process of life. I am gentle with myself. I allow myself to work through the grief. I am aware that I can never lose anyone and that I am never lost. In the twinkling of an eye, I will connect with the soul again.”

Hers were the first self-help books I read.

Rest in Peace, Louise.