"I am a lover [with] a lover. I am lovely and [only sometimes a little bit] lonely [in the best way possible] and I belong deeply to [her and] myself."
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American Horror Story, Season 1
(Probably my favorite quote from the entire series.)
I’ve wanted this tattooed on me ever since I heard it watching the show, favorite quote(via sleepingonthesidewalk)
Paris after the Great Flood of 1910.
STILLNESS in TIME………..No.1
Reblogging for the xxx time.
Top 3 phrases that’ll create sexual tension
- "Make me",
- "oh really",
- "is that so"
"What’s in it for me?"
"The Black Death was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, resulting in the deaths of an estimated 75 to 200 million people and peaking in Europe in the years 1348–50 CE."
The people I love the best
jump into work head first
without dallying in the shallows
and swim off with sure strokes almost out of sight.
They seem to become natives of that element,
the black sleek heads of seals
bouncing like half submerged balls.
I love people who harness themselves, an ox to a heavy cart,
who pull like water buffalo, with massive patience,
who strain in the mud and the muck to move things forward,
who do what has to be done, again and again.
I want to be with people who submerge
in the task, who go into the fields to harvest
and work in a row and pass the bags along,
who stand in the line and haul in their places,
who are not parlor generals and field deserters
but move in a common rhythm
when the food must come in or the fire be put out.
The work of the world is common as mud.
Botched, it smears the hands, crumbles to dust.
But the thing worth doing well done
has a shape that satisfies, clean and evident.
Greek amphoras for wine or oil,
Hopi vases that held corn, are put in museums
but you know they were made to be used.
The pitcher cries for water to carry
and a person for work that is real.
Marge Piercy, “To Be of Use” (1973)
I’m writing my seminar paper on Piercy’s A Woman on the Edge of Time and stumbled across this in my research. Had an “oh my god” moment as I realized, “Oh, THIS is the poem!” that Alyssah’s been telling me about since forever.
So, shout out to Alyssah (tobeofuse, naturellement) for being the best, always, and to fun moments of synchronicity while researching.