Midtown’s saving grace: the NYPL Research Library, behind Bryant Park. a breathtaking building, even more wonderful inside. i stay for hours when i go. it’s like a book in itself
a spread from my poetry thesis book, Someone Special Sleeps Here
My older brother and I
had a secret hiding place growing up.
The path to get there was brief, but
leaving was off limits.
We were the best kind to keep
such a place hidden: quiet
and certain that we were
very guilty of something.
We’d spent so many years there,
it became our only reality.
But the day came when we were
forced out of this land we’d been given.
Sometimes I try to draw myself
a map to get back there, but
I can’t quite figure out the
precise curve of our insides.
To celebrate the paperback release of Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler and Maira Kalman, allow us to present to you…
…the Breakup Hall of Fame: A Collection of Heartbreak in its Funniest Form.
Join the Why We Broke Up Project today.
this project is hilarious and fantastic. also, i’m a huge fangirl of Maira Kalman so this whole post is just me gushing happiness
By Katty Maurey. Follow her on Tumblr.
Happy holidays from my caffeine addiction to yours!
No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom (1995)