"

You worry you are lacking some internal element necessary for writing anything that matters. I want you to know that, while this is a lonely suffering, you are not alone in experiencing it. Also, it can be survived.

"…I was so bogged down after so much time working in the dark that I saw the book foundering and did not know where the cracks were. The worst thing was that at this point in the writing no one could help me, because the fissures were not in the text but inside me, and only I had the eyes to see them and the heart to endure them."

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American writer M. Rickert, quoting Gabriel Garcia Marquez (via ellenkushner)

"The Yarrow" - from Scottish Highlands oral tradition, presented by Alexander Carmichael
I will pluck the yarrow fair,
That more benign shall be my face,
That more warm shall be my lips,
That more chaste shall be my speech,
Be my speech the beams of sun,
Be my lips the sap of the strawberry.

May I be an isle in the sea,
May I be a hill on the shore,
May I be a star in waining of the moon,
May I be a staff to the weak,
Wound can I every man,
Wound can no man me.

"The Yarrow" - from Scottish Highlands oral tradition, presented by Alexander Carmichael

I will pluck the yarrow fair,

That more benign shall be my face,

That more warm shall be my lips,

That more chaste shall be my speech,

Be my speech the beams of sun,

Be my lips the sap of the strawberry.

May I be an isle in the sea,

May I be a hill on the shore,

May I be a star in waining of the moon,

May I be a staff to the weak,

Wound can I every man,

Wound can no man me.

Two week’s worth of book haul. Lots of great stuff came into the store, including some kids’ art books (at the bottom of the third picture). I am very intrigued by the book on African-American freemasons and the right-wing French anarchist.

Check It Out! A Photographic Tour Of America's Public Libraries

sputnikblueprint:

Second hand book shop in Eastbourne #books #secondhand #eastbourne #bookshop #bookstore

My bookstore is a LITTLE neater than this, but I admire the atmosphere this creates!

sputnikblueprint:

Second hand book shop in Eastbourne #books #secondhand #eastbourne #bookshop #bookstore

My bookstore is a LITTLE neater than this, but I admire the atmosphere this creates!

(via project-read)

medievalpoc:

Ancient Art Week!
Egyptian Scarab Amulets with Faces of Black Men
Egypt (c. 6th Century B.C.E.)
Oxford, Ashmolean Museum.

Far from mere curiosities, the black-head scarabs in fact form an important link in the transmission of the image of black people between Egypt and the nascent world of classical Greece. In the late archaic period of Greek history, when the Naukratis heads were made, fuller historical and artistic evidence offers useful insight into the process of transmission of the image of black people to other lands and cultures.

Read the Full Article at TheRoot

medievalpoc:

Ancient Art Week!

Egyptian Scarab Amulets with Faces of Black Men

Egypt (c. 6th Century B.C.E.)

Oxford, Ashmolean Museum.

Far from mere curiosities, the black-head scarabs in fact form an important link in the transmission of the image of black people between Egypt and the nascent world of classical Greece. In the late archaic period of Greek history, when the Naukratis heads were made, fuller historical and artistic evidence offers useful insight into the process of transmission of the image of black people to other lands and cultures.

Read the Full Article at TheRoot

Buried Badasses: The Forgotten Heroines of pre-Code Comics

saladinahmed:

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One could spend the rest of one’s life digging through the astonishing archive that is www.digitalcomicmuseum.org. This remarkable resource — free full-issue scans of hundreds of public domain comic books from the 1930s-1950s — gives comics fans a raw glimpse of the ‘Golden Age,’ an age…

I don’t know what to make of this book. It appears to be playing it straight, with discussions of research and governmental propaganda. It also seems to equate Qi Gong with Bigfoot. And the cover… oy.

I don’t know what to make of this book. It appears to be playing it straight, with discussions of research and governmental propaganda. It also seems to equate Qi Gong with Bigfoot. And the cover… oy.

"After the third [beer], I am likely to announce that all writing is fantasy anyway: that to set any event down in print is immediately to begin to lie about it, thank goodness; and that it’s no less absurd and presumptuous to try on the skin of a bank teller than that of a bigfoot or a dragon."

Peter S. Beagle, in the introduction to The Fantasy Worlds of Peter Beagle (via greenseer)

(via ysabeauwilce)