Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong in the recording studio, 1956
" When we hold each other, in the darkness, it doesn’t make the darkness go away. The bad things are still out there. The nightmares still walking. When we hold each other we feel not safe, but better. “It’s all right” we whisper, “I’m here, I love you.” and we lie: “I’ll never leave you.” For just a moment or two the darkness doesn’t seem so bad. "
" When writing about oneself, one must strive to be truthful. Truth is more important than modesty. "
" I am tired of trying to hold things together that cannot be held. Trying to control what cannot be controlled. I am tired of denying myself what I want for fear of breaking things I cannot fix. They will break no matter what we do. "
Good week, good day, good moment
" All I need is a sheet of paper
and something to write with, and then
I can turn the world upside down. "
OK first you’re being a total dick right now,
The African Renaissance Monument in Senegal, larger that the Eiffel tower and the statue of liberty .. Things you don’t see in mainstream media.
This is beautiful.
I think this picture better illustrates the size of that monument.
I never even knew this existed this makes me so happy to find out about it