matt pearce.

matt pearce.

National reporter for the Los Angeles Times; essays, journalism and poetry previously for the L.A. Review of Books, The New Inquiry, The Missouri Review, Salon, and others.

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snpsnpsnp:

theferocity:

"It takes strength to remember, it takes another kind of strength to forget…"

what I was trying to say even though it’s not my business either
snpsnpsnp:

theferocity:

"It takes strength to remember, it takes another kind of strength to forget…"

what I was trying to say even though it’s not my business either

snpsnpsnp:

theferocity:

"It takes strength to remember, it takes another kind of strength to forget…"

what I was trying to say even though it’s not my business either

Radiant and glowing, more mysteriously desirable than ever, wearing her very sins like stars, she came down to him in her plain white uniform dress, and his heart turned over at the kindness of her eyes.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald, Basil & Cleopatra (via fitzgeraldquotes)
east-of-west-la:

Early Morning, Train Tracks and L.A. River
east-of-west-la:

Early Morning, Train Tracks and L.A. River

east-of-west-la:

Early Morning, Train Tracks and L.A. River

The waves are angry today.
The waves are angry today.

The waves are angry today.

The world is connected now. Where it breaks, we all break. But it is our world, to love as it burns around us. Jack Gilbert is right. ‘We must risk delight’ in the summer of monsters. Beauty is survival, not distraction. Beauty is a way of fighting. Beauty is a reason to fight.
A generation that had gone to school in horse-drawn streetcars now stood in the open air, amid a landscape in which nothing was the same except the clouds, and at its center, in a forcefield of destructive torrents and explosions, a tiny fragile human body.
- Walter Benjamin, on the generation that survived the First World War.
aseaofquotes:

Julie Garwood, The Secret
aseaofquotes:

Julie Garwood, The Secret

aseaofquotes:

Julie Garwood, The Secret