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Et tu aimes les petits enfants

"L'absence est une maison si vaste qu'à l'intérieur vous passerez à travers ses murs et accrocherez des images en l'air." ~ Pablo Neruda

Swallowing Sea

“She might not have read many books. But when she reads a book, she swallows the very words. If you open the books on her shelves, you will find that the front and back covers encase white pages.” ― Kamand Kojouri

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“Daily dawns another day; I must up, to make my way. Though I dress and drink and eat, Move my fingers and my feet, Learn a little, here and there, Weep and laugh and sweat and swear, Hear a song, or watch a stage, Leave some words upon a page, Claim a foe, or hail a friend- Bed awaits me at the end.” ― Dorothy Parker

An Equestrian Strum

“Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience.” ― Thomas Merton


“Soon it got dusk, a grapy dusk, a purple dusk over tangerine groves and long melon fields; the sun the color of pressed grapes, slashed with burgundy red, the fields the color of love and Spanish mysteries.” ― Jack Kerouac

Mockingbird Milk

“When the young woman leans over the sky, about to water the flowers as well as the weeds, her white front splits open until her milk runs.” ― Gunter Grass


“You have peace," the old woman said, "when you make it with yourself.” ― Mitch Albom

The Hound

“Stop looking at my mouth.” His eyes darkened, as she saw his pupils dilate. He mouthed back, just as silently. “What if I don’t want to stop looking at your mouth?” ― Thea Harrison


“Ivan tells Anna: "I used to imagine that being embraced by a woman . . . as something so wonderful that it would make me forget everything . . . [But] happiness, it turns out, will be to share with you the burden I can't share with anyone else.” ― Vasily Grossman

Curiously Compelling

"…our initiative and our spirit are alive and flourishing. We Shall Not Die Now." ~ "We Shall Not Die Now", a film by Ashton Gleckman


"Life speaks before, during, and after the fall ..." — Jeri Nicoli


“The way humans hunt for parking and the way animals hunt for food are not as different as you might think.” ― Tom Vanderbilt