— Open letters to the girls of Girls, on how to be more grown-up
For Berry and the others to be rescued, in other words, two things had to happen: she had to never forget who she was, and that who she was mattered; and Ramsey needed to not care who she might be at all—to think that all that mattered was that a woman was trapped behind a door that wouldn’t open, and to walk onto the porch.
-How Three Kidnapped Women Escaped in Cleveland : The New Yorker
There is such a strong analysis in the last paragraph that I just couldn’t not share. It easily lends itself to the countless others trapped in modern slavery. As apparent in this case, all it takes sometimes is to be aware, to be compassionate, to simply change a life.
A Poet Reflects: geopsych: “There is a tendency to be grandiose about this journey in... -
But, there is no restraint in the month of May, no tenuous half-ways or kind-ofs. Every inch of the cherry trees is impossibly pink. The blossoms quiver with their unbearable lightness. After months of cold, the doors fly open again and a hive’s worth of bees begin buzzing. Ask them how much to give of your heart! They’ll answer the way that you’re fearing.
My cooking view.
Well, let it pass, he thought; April is over, April is over. There are all kinds of love in the world, but never the same love twice. — F. Scott Fitzgerald, Magnetism (via theotherway)
William Holden & Brenda canoeing in British Columbia.