Sometimes there are photos when I can manage to focus (the camera).
With hopes that you will also see the strangers who surround you–and offer them a merciful view.
–Paige M. Erickson.
“What moves lives. What is said endures. There’s nothing in life that’s less real for having been described. Small-minded critics point out that such and such a poem, with its protracted cadences, in the end says merely that it’s a nice day. But to say it’s a nice day is difficult, and the nice day itself passes on. It’s up to us to conserve the nice day in a wordy, florid memory, sprinkling new flowers and new stars over the fields and skies of the empty, fleeting outer world.”
-Fernando Pessoa. The Book of Disquiet.
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