“Human beings are funny. They long to be with the person they love but refuse to admit openly. Some are afraid to show even the slightest sign of affection because of fear. Fear that their feelings may not be recognized, or even worst, returned. But one thing about human beings puzzles me the most is their conscious effort to be connected with the object of their affection even if it kills them slowly within.”—Sigmund Freud (via bavarde)
“As we mark the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we must remember that this Supreme Court decision not only protects a woman’s health and reproductive freedom, but also affirms a broader principle: that government should not intrude on private family matters. I remain committed to protecting a woman’s right to choose and this fundamental constitutional right. While this is a sensitive and often divisive issue—no matter what our views, we must stay united in our determination to prevent unintended pregnancies, support pregnant woman and mothers, reduce the need for abortion, encourage healthy relationships, and promote adoption. And as we remember this historic anniversary, we must also continue our efforts to ensure that our daughters have the same rights, freedoms, and opportunities as our sons to fulfill their dreams.”—President Obama’s statement on the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade (via barackobama)
“I think I fell in love with her, a little bit. Isn’t that dumb? But it was like I knew her. Like she was my oldest, dearest friend. The kind of person you can tell anything to, no matter how bad, and they’ll still love you, because they know you. I wanted to go with her. I wanted her to notice me. And then she stopped walking. Under the moon, she stopped. And looked at us. She looked at me. Maybe she was trying to tell me something; I don’t know. She probably didn’t even know I was there. But I’ll always love her. All my life.”—Neil Gaiman (via langst)
I had a really nice afternoon. I walked around Times Square and went to the International Center for Photography. They had some really nice work up, I especially liked this woman from Russia’s work about a small Jewish community. Her photographs were very large and full of emotion. Downstairs they had an exhibit of famous contact sheets. One was from the invasion of Normandy. The MoMa was nice as well. They had a Diego Rivera mural exhibit, but there was so many people in there that I couldn’t stand it for very long. I couldn’t even read the plaques or get too close because of all the people. Wasn’t as enjoyable as I expected. There was really nice old photographs from some of old famous photographers like Man Ray and Edward Weston. There was also a giant exhibit centered around feminism and women’s discrimination. I liked the concept, but the art was not for me.
I had a bagel and some Dunkin Donuts coffee in the subway station and as I was standing in there eating, I saw a guy walk past with the exact same chair that I did my project out of (minus the reappolstery). I almost rushed after him, but I had a coffee in my hand and I don’t know what exactly I would have said to him.
I had a really good day by myself. It’s one of the first days that I have actually been happy to live here. Things are getting better and I am learning more about myself.