“Farewells can be shattering, but returns are surely worse. Solid flesh can never live up to the bright shadow cast by its absence. Time and distance blur the edges; then suddenly the beloved has arrived, and it’s noon with its merciless light, and every spot and pore and wrinkle and bristle stands clear.”
― Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin
You never get over it. But you get to where it doesn’t bother you so much.
Le baron perché, a second-hand bookshop at Mirabel aux Baronnies, Drome, France. Being located in a small village, I understand the owner survives on internet sales and only opens the shop in the tourist season. I was impressed by his modular shelf design …
People no longer have to come to a library to get information,” she says, “so the library has to get people coming in for different reasons. Students need somewhere to socialize, create things and collaborate.
Love how all the nooks and corners are filled.
A perfect rainy day plan.
… is it not possible—I often wonder—that things we have felt with great intensity have an existence independent of our minds; are in fact still in existence? And if so, will it not be possible, in time, that some device will be invented by which we can tap them?
And all the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of trees and changing leaves.
Boy reading with other students. Extremadura, Province of Caceres, Deleitosa, Spain, 1951. From “Spanish Village” photo-essay. By W. Eugene Smith (American, 1918-1978).
Smith, from Kansas, eventually moved to New York City and began working for Newsweek. He became known there for his incessant perfectionism and thorny personality. Smith was fired from Newsweek for refusing to use medium format cameras, and joined Life Magazine in 1939 using a 35mm camera.
According to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories, Dr. John H. Watson is born on this day in 1852. Coincidentally, the author died on this day in England at the age of 71.
Secret Garden, The Great Gatsby, Frankenstein, 1984, Lolita, The Princess and the Goblin, Moby Dick ’ Rose Wong
ink and digital
Book Cover designs for my final Senior thesis!
Super excited to do more illustrated type design stuff~*~*~
The best morals kids get from any book is just the capacity to empathize with other people, to care about the characters and their feelings. So you don’t have to write a preachy book to do that. You just have to make it a fun book with characters they care about, and they will become better people as a result.