a love affair with words

"And so being young and dipped in folly, I fell in love with melancholy" ~Edgar Allen Poe
losangelespast:

A lone figure climbs the steps of a backlit Los Angeles City Hall, 1928.
losangelespast:

The Art Deco Sears tower in Boyle Heights at night, Los Angeles, date unknown.

"Usually we walk around constantly believing ourselves. “I’m okay” we say. “I’m alright”. But sometimes the truth arrives on you and you can’t get it off. That’s when you realize that sometimes it isn’t even an answer—it’s a question. Even now, I wonder how much of my life is convinced."

The Book Thief, Markus Zusak (via alighthouseofwords)
claudemonet-art:

Vetheuil in Summer, 1880
Claude Monet
tooombz:

Felix Gonzalez-TorresUntitled (Perfect Lovers) 1991. Clocks, paint on wall.
Untitled (Perfect Lovers) consists of two clocks, which start in synchronisation, and slowly, inevitably fall out of time due to the failure of the batteries and the nature of the mechanism. In a moving comment on his personal experiences, the piece refers to Gonzalez-Torres’ HIV positive partner Ross Laycock, and his slow decline and inevitable death due to AIDS. The clocks act as two mechanical heartbeats; representative of two lives destined to fall out of sync, and holds a poignant poetry about personal loss and the temporal nature of life.
“Don’t be afraid of the clocks, they are our time, time has been so generous to us…We conquered fate by meeting at a certain time in a certain space…we are synchronized, now forever. I love you.”

timeanddisregard:

It seems like cats never forgot the fact that they were worshipped as gods thousands of years ago