"You can lose your way groping among the shadows of the past. It’s frightening how many people and things there are in a man’s past that have stopped moving. The living people we’ve lost in the crypts of time sleep so soundly side by side with the dead that the same darkness envelops them all."
-from “Journey to the End of the Night” by Louis-Ferdinand Céline
This book is making me get back to my own writing, and I’m so thankful and ready for that.
girl, i want to know everything about last night at the vigil? i live streamed the whole thing after class until they announced the denial of the appeal. i left the house and just didn't come back for hours.
It was really powerful to be among so many people who felt the same passion, anger, and grief as I did about the Troy Davis case. I’m so thankful I went, I rushed there right after work. Ex-death row inmates who were proved innocent spoke and we prayed and meditated. I could go on and on about this case, but I know that where I’m going next in life has become clear. Wish you could have been there.
“I have something to say to the theists who feels atheists never say anything positive: You are an intelligent human being. Your life is valuable for its own sake. You are not second-class in the universe, deriving meaning and purpose from some other mind. You are not inherently evil — you are inherently human, possessing the positive rational potential to help make this a world of morality, peace and joy. Trust yourself.”—
One customer was nabbed by police for sampling raw meat in a Pennsylvania store. A family of five was living in a car at a Walmart in Florida and, at a store in Missouri, a girl had a run-in with a monkey. At any given moment, there are 850,000 Americans inside a Walmart store. Something weird is bound to happen.
*Anybody else see this story title and think of the movie Where the Heart Is, where Natalie Portman plays a pregnant teenager who ends up living in a Walmart after her boyfriend abandons her there? — Tanya Ballard Brown