"Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress."
Mahatma Gandhi (via purplebuddhaproject)
Excerpt from the new issue: Bebe Ballroom on Rocky:
“No one ever told me how beautiful Sylvester Stallone was in 1976. Sunken-in eyes, almost able to make out the skull beneath the skin. Big, permanently wounded doll eyes, surprisingly smooth skin, face like a basset hound. How Adrien’s features complement Rocky’s perfectly- fair skin, black hair, deflated cheeks - as if her skull is the female version of a pair, the skulls of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden.
Like Inception’s dream within a dream within a dream, Rocky is an underdog within an underdog within an underdog. Rocky lives in a small rundown apartment, wins or loses fights for small change, and is mostly alone. When he warns a teenage girl about the consequences of hanging out with the “coconuts on the corner,” he does so with a seasoned tongue, like he’s been one of those coconuts. “They don’t remember you,” he tells her, “they remember the rest.” He’s southpaw without a trainer who’s been kicked out of his gym of ten years. In a time when calling someone a bum was an insult that carried significant weight, much of the film is people telling Rocky, directly to his face, that he’s a bum.”
This essay, “What Happened to You is Freak Luck”, appears in the new August issue of Bright Wall/Dark Room Magazine. To read the rest of the piece, please subscribe: monthly subscriptions are just $2, and annual subscriptions are $20. All money is directly used to support the writers, editors, and designers of BW/DR.
"When she is feeling despairing, she goes to eddies at the mouth of the river and tries to comb the water apart with her fingers. The Straightfoward Mermaid has already said to five sailors, “Look, I don’t think this is going to work,” before sinking like a sullen stone. She’s supposed to teach Rock Impersonation to the younger mermaids, but every beach field trip devolves into them trying to find shells to match their tail scales. They really love braiding."
"The Straightforward Mermaid" in If the Tabloids Are True What Are You? by Matthea Harvey, reviewed by Jeannine Hall Gailey (via therumpus)
Waterfowl Lakes - Banff (Canada) by Mono Andes
Spent some time in the mountains of Utah