goodlooksamerica
prose, poetry, photography

"Perhaps I simply relished the riddle. Mysteries seem so uncommon in the electronic age: if the Internet doesn’t answer a question right away, the solution is generally to ask it again later. (Thanks to autocomplete, we rarely even need to articulate a query in its entirety; Google not only answers our questions but asks them for us.) The Internet has seen it all before. Yet the Park Poet, as I started calling her, had evaded the net."

Abigail Deutsch on her search for the author of a mysterious couplet that she found on a placard in the park: http://nyr.kr/1nTrDHr (via newyorker)

Mysteries make life more fun, don’t they?

lensblr:

Some stuff I saw.

huffpostbooks:

herondales-shadowhunter:

Question Of My Life

Who’s your fictional crush?

huffpostbooks:

herondales-shadowhunter:

Question Of My Life

Who’s your fictional crush?

books that stay

mooneyedandglowing:

I was tagged by sburkhalter & punkswritepoems

Rules: in a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. tag [ten] friends,…

"Until we have seen someone’s darkness, we don’t really know who they are. Until we have forgiven someone’s darkness, we don’t really know what love is."

Marianne Williamson (via babydontpullout)

"Say it before you run out of time. Say it before it’s too late. Say what you’re feeling. Waiting is a mistake."

(via bl-ossomed)

(Source: icanrelateto)

Why do I keep coming back to things that have died so long ago -

humans-of-seoul:

“She’s a recluse, so every day I need to take her out. She lives in Seoul, yet this is her first time coming out to a place like this. She likes things like reptiles and bugs, so we came here with an alligator stuffed animal as well. Hey! Why do you keep hiding? By the way, she’s particularly good at catching flies.”
“이 누나가 히키코모리라서 제가 맨날 끌고 나와요. 서울 사는 데 이런 데는 처음 와 본대요. 이 누나가 파충류, 곤충, 이런 걸 좋아해서 악어 인형도 같이 들고 왔어요. 누나! 왜 자꾸 피해. 아참 이 누나 특기가 파리 잡기예요.”

humans-of-seoul:

“She’s a recluse, so every day I need to take her out. She lives in Seoul, yet this is her first time coming out to a place like this. She likes things like reptiles and bugs, so we came here with an alligator stuffed animal as well. Hey! Why do you keep hiding? By the way, she’s particularly good at catching flies.”

“이 누나가 히키코모리라서 제가 맨날 끌고 나와요. 서울 사는 데 이런 데는 처음 와 본대요. 이 누나가 파충류, 곤충, 이런 걸 좋아해서 악어 인형도 같이 들고 왔어요. 누나! 왜 자꾸 피해. 아참 이 누나 특기가 파리 잡기예요.”

(Source: shoujoromance)

humansofnewyork:

"I knew you’d stop me one day."

humansofnewyork:

"I knew you’d stop me one day."

"Literature is as old as speech. It grew out of human need for it, and it has not changed except to become more needed."

Steinbeck, John. (1962, December.) Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech.  (via wordsnquotes)

(Source: wordsnquotes)