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« on: May 23, 2018, 11:58:04 PM »
I dreamed that I came upon a man trying to rape a girl. I was furious. At once I threw him off of her and then there was a knife in my hand. I stabbed him in the crotch and he fell down. Then suddenly it was like it wasn't me but someone else, and I was looking down on them from above. Yet I was still her, and I was also still detached, watching. A dark pool of blood slowly bloomed around the rapist's body like an unfurling rose, and in my heart I knew he was dead but I felt no regret. All I felt was glad, glad, glad.


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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2018, 06:33:57 PM »
I remember a year when I was sick of seeing my lilacs. Sick of their pretty color and sick of their sweet fragrance. A deep restlessness stirred in my chest. My soul and body wanted to leave that place and find new flowers, to seek new colors.

Today I am at peace. I gaze upon these lilacs and feel calm, and loved, and whole.




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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2018, 01:00:46 PM »


"Names" by Fady Joudah



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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2018, 02:36:38 PM »
I want to compare them to the stars, to light, to pepper.
I want to follow them. Want to do something
other than take this exit off the freeway
and leave them in my rearview mirror:
fumbling clear black angels, backup dancers, flawless cheerleading squad
from some more transcendent universe
piling up on one another, perfectly—swallowing the sky like a silk scarf,
above, silent, powerful, better than me, in every way,
hustling over the shipwrecked world.

-Bianca Stone, "Migration"





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« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2018, 01:49:38 PM »


-Renee Stout



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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2018, 12:18:15 PM »



This place used to be a place of solace for me. Sometimes it still is. It can quiet the ache in my heart. And sometimes it fills me with longing, but for what or who I'm not much sure of. I find myself unsure of many things these days, yet it doesn't fill me with the same kind of apprehension that I felt when I was younger. Maybe there is freedom to be had in that kind of uncertainty. Maybe uncertainty can be a conduit for newer things to come, surer things.



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« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2018, 02:49:22 PM »
infuse me with the scent of lilacs
and when I die
bury me beneath their fragrant flowers





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« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2018, 10:24:41 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2018, 11:03:42 PM »




Amendment
Christina Davis


The love of each of us
for some of us,

                        of some of us

for all of us—

                        and what would come if it were
                        welcome, if learning were
                        to prepare “a self with which to

welcome”

            the in-

admissible,        stranger

whose very being gives
evidence of
a discrepancy. School of our just

beginning to think
about this,        I believe
the seats will be peopled.






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« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2018, 10:53:57 PM »



This place used to be a place of solace for me. Sometimes it still is. It can quiet the ache in my heart. And sometimes it fills me with longing, but for what or who I'm not much sure of. I find myself unsure of many things these days, yet it doesn't fill me with the same kind of apprehension that I felt when I was younger. Maybe there is freedom to be had in that kind of uncertainty. Maybe uncertainty can be a conduit for newer things to come, surer things.

i need to go to this place right now! nice pic.  8)



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« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2018, 02:03:51 PM »
i need to go to this place right now! nice pic.  8)


thanks!



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« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2018, 02:04:53 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2018, 07:13:36 PM »
Your bokeh is always so pretty. And you got your photos developed quick! I'm sitting on a few to be done (adding some more trips later this summer) then sending in my entire batch before I leave. Maybe I'll get a couple of good ones.



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« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2018, 04:05:55 PM »
Your bokeh is always so pretty. And you got your photos developed quick! I'm sitting on a few to be done (adding some more trips later this summer) then sending in my entire batch before I leave. Maybe I'll get a couple of good ones.


Show me when you get them done. I'd love to see what you shot! And I apologize beforehand if the ones I took turned out bad.  :-[



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