it's about dreams and words, except when it's not, and sometimes it's about books and far off lands, except when it's about history, film, and pretty things.
petronius' the satyricon
haroun and the sea of stories by salman rushdie
aristophanes' the frogs and the wasps
the child thief by gerard brom
the curious incident of the dog in the night-time by mark haddon
The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person.
The cure for anything is salt water - tears, sweat, or the sea.
I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe. If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other.
photos from chobe national park in botswana and kenya’s masai mara by (click pic) nevil lazarus, franz lanting, paul goldstein, mario moreno and marcel van oosten. august 12 is world elephant day. given current poaching trends, the african elephant will be extinct within a decade. (see also: previous elephant posts)
HAPPY WORLD ELEPHANT DAY
here is a petition to stop the ivory trade
and here is where you can donate to help save the elephants
do not fall in love with the girl who has a storm in her eyes,
do not fall in love with the girl who frowns more than she smiles,
do not fall in love with the girl who is brighter than the stars in
do not fall in love with her, for she will break you in two.
she will teach your heart the art of falling apart,
she will steal all the breath from your lungs,
she will fool you and beat you and bruise you, until
you can no longer tell the difference between flowers
do not fall in love with her, for once you do, you will see her
you will see her in the faithful and hopeful way the sea kisses
you will see her in the constant switching of the sun and the moon.
you will see her in everything, and you will love her even more.