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NATIONAL POETRY MONTH DAY 7: “SUCH UNFORTUNATES” BY SOPHIE KLAHR

therumpus:

It doesn’t get better, it gets different. Ask God,
Clean House, Help Others. Try taking a trip, not taking a trip,
swearing off forever— with and without solemn oath. This too
shall pass: this rented office space, these folding chairs,

this night where women droop into the room like low fog,

thelifeguardlibrarian:

For National Library Week, one of my favorites.

thelifeguardlibrarian:

For National Library Week, one of my favorites.

explore-blog:

Rudy’s Library in Monowi, Nebraska – one of the many soul-warming photographs in Robert Dawson’s visual love letter to public libraries:

The entire population of this town consists of one woman, Elsie Eller. It is the only incorporated municipality in the United States with such a demographic. She acts as mayor and runs the only business in town, a local roadhouse. Over the years she watched all the other town residents move or pass away. When her husband, Rudy Eller, died in 2004, she became the town’s last resident. Because Rudy had collected so many books, she decided to open Rudy’s lLIbrary in a small shed next to her home. This memorial to Rudy is free and open to all. Patrons can check out books by signing a notebook. A wooden sign in the corner simply states “Rudy’s Dream.”

More such treats here.

explore-blog:

Rudy’s Library in Monowi, Nebraska – one of the many soul-warming photographs in Robert Dawson’s visual love letter to public libraries:

The entire population of this town consists of one woman, Elsie Eller. It is the only incorporated municipality in the United States with such a demographic. She acts as mayor and runs the only business in town, a local roadhouse. Over the years she watched all the other town residents move or pass away. When her husband, Rudy Eller, died in 2004, she became the town’s last resident. Because Rudy had collected so many books, she decided to open Rudy’s lLIbrary in a small shed next to her home. This memorial to Rudy is free and open to all. Patrons can check out books by signing a notebook. A wooden sign in the corner simply states “Rudy’s Dream.”

More such treats here.

(Source: ladylilith333, via kittycatstevens)

http://therumpus.tumblr.com/post/82036364977/the-rumblrs-in-house-astrologer-madame

therumpus:

Gemini: This week you might feel pinned down by your life, you might feel hemmed in by the world you move through, you might feel stuck in your own house, in your own town, in your own happy routines. It’s okay to be weird this week, it’s okay to be evasive, it’s okay to hold your secrets close to you. Take a long bus ride, or take a long nap, or take a day off, and think about how easy it would be to change your whole life. This week, it’s okay to do what you need to feel free.

"Even in access to cellphones and the Internet, the United States ranks a disappointing 23rd, partly because one American in five lacks Internet access.
‘It’s astonishing that for a country that has Silicon Valley, lack of access to information is a red flag.’"

We’re Not No. 1! We’re Not No. 1! - NYTimes.com (via thelifeguardlibrarian)

Screaming Females – If It Makes You Happy (Sheryl Crow cover) (15,933 plays)

Work Hard and Be Kind: An Interview With Chris Ware


Sweet remembrance by Zsuzsanna Mészáros 

Sweet remembrance by Zsuzsanna Mészáros 

(Source: bookporn, via updownbindery)

"We’re each of us alone, to be sure. What can you do but hold your hand out in the dark."

Ursula Le Guin, from The Unreal and the Real, Selected Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin Volume 2: Outer Space, Inner Lands (Small Beer Press, 2012)

(Source: fables-of-the-reconstruction, via chelseagunn)