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“Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past.”
“It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little.”
“I once wanted to save the world. Now I just want to leave the room with some dignity.”
“The more immoral we become in big ways, the more puritanical we become in little ways.”
— Mary Rakow (via Jonathan Carroll)
“When I heard the news that the Freedom Tower will be now be the highest building in Manhattan, I thought: ‘Kids!’” Ana Juan, the artist behind this week’s cover “Defiance,” says. “When you are a kid, you’re with your friends, and you say, ‘My ice cream is bigger than yours!’” she adds laughingly. “It’s a kind of a race, even if it makes for a great skyline. Still, I can’t help wondering: ‘Why do humans need to build higher and higher?’ It’s a show of power—something that doesn’t necessarily hold much interest for me. We need better schools, or a better health-care system, or to take care of the cities we have… but I guess building ever higher is our way to show how great we are.”
Cover of the May 27, 2013 issue. For more on Ana Juan’s cover, “Defiance,” as well as a slide show of images of the downtown skyline after 9/11 and some of her many children’s books illustrations: http://nyr.kr/10IKny1
“What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?”
Henry David Thoreau
— Anthony Burgess (via arpeggia)
How much meat moves Into the city each night The decks of its bridges tremble In the liquefaction of sodium light And the moon a chemical orange Semitrailers strain their axles Shivering as they take the long curve Over warehouses and lofts …
— Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha (via bookmania)
361 nights of giving her a bath
4 nights he gives her a bath
“i give her a bath every night,” he claims.
In the shadow of 13,063-foot Wheeler Peak, 5,000 year old bristlecone pine trees grow on rocky glacial moraines. Come to Great Basin National Park to experience the solitude of the desert, the smell of sagebrush after a thunderstorm, the darkest of night skies, and the beauty of Lehman Caves. Far from a wasteland, the Great Basin is a diverse region that awaits your discovery.
Photo: Ken Koenig, NPS