1. “It is better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a pig satisfied.” John Stuart Mill said this to illustrate that it’s better to indulge in high order thinking with an open mind but not have a totally cakewalk life than it is to have all of your basic needs fulfilled but no mental…
Amalia, on her 15th birthday
Be fierce, sweet flame, let none your heat diminish.
Let blossom honeyed bees your tenderness enshroud,
And tempt your heart and lips and breath to cherish
The orange scented nectar, that the cloud
Of waspish slander failed to chill or quell.
On lightning scented evenings, as the song
That falls on laptops’ glow, a golden spell
held mid air, for a moment, by evening’s long
Fingers, dances lightly past your lips,
Pink ribbon slippers click and rustle, and sway,
The worn silk bannered from their ragged tips.
A moment, honeycombed. The end of play
Heralds the start of something sweet and strange.
The livid babe, compelled by time, to change.
-JRG, July 2012
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182 aniversario del nacimiento de Eadweard Muybridge como muy bien nos recuerda el querido amigo Google
Really interesting article on the way books are gender-coded, and the way “Women’s Fiction” is treated.
Books, books, books, books