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In 1967, Kathrine Switzerwas the first woman to enter and complete the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry. She registered under the gender-neutral name of “K.V. Switzer”. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” however, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire Marathon. These photographs taken of the incident made world headlines.

dichotomization:

In 1967, Kathrine Switzerwas the first woman to enter and complete the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry. She registered under the gender-neutral name of “K.V. Switzer”. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” however, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire Marathon. These photographs taken of the incident made world headlines.

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"

these muscles, long-colonized by stillness
this barbaric loneliness, the way it seizes the body
the rotating thousand names painted into you to fight it

this pride, this heavy skin,
this silence and its fateful stain
peoples the blood with all the bodies you’d choose over you own

you can pick the fattest cloud and give it your name
just to belong to something that isn’t shackled to you by love

you can kiss an entire orchestra and imagine that every song
after that is yours. you can treat all your selves as a revolving door, your spine the center point, you can tread water.

you can walk all the world with one tear ready.

"

Safia Elhillo, portrait  (via loveouthome)

from The Life and Times of Susie Knuckles :) [which you can be fancy and get on ebook now!]

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blushingcheekymonkey:

doug ohlson - monsignor (study, 1984)

blushingcheekymonkey:

doug ohlson - monsignor (study, 1984)

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killerbeesting:

Mark Blackshear - Keturah on an old Buick in Brooklyn, 1978

killerbeesting:

Mark Blackshear - Keturah on an old Buick in Brooklyn, 1978

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There’s the way that it is and the way that it feels / There’s the distance between the ideal and the bills

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There’s a love poem behind this link. Also, that’s my face. My mom is concerned about the greying of this beard. I told her it’s the lighting.

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Elegy for Justin Sims

If nothing else you have a name

see for yourself
go to the nearest computer
open the browser and
find it

there
among the words
of strangers
you are alive

though you may seem
to yourself inert
you are not

see the tab that says images
click it
see how they love you

see how they loved you
look
you have a name

it is the color
by which you
are remembered

blue as a New York winter
orange as a Dade City sun

— Rest easy, homie. – www.gofundme.com/7ge2c4

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"Im an idealist. I don’t know where I’m going but I’m on my way." – Carl Sandburg

"Im an idealist. I don’t know where I’m going but I’m on my way." – Carl Sandburg

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The Oldest Love Poem.

The world’s oldest known love poem. According to the Sumerian belief, it was a sacred duty for the king to marry every year a priestess instead of Inanna, the goddess of fertility and sexual love, in order to make the soil and women fertile. This poem was most probably written by a bride chosen for Shu-Sin in order to be sung at the New Year festival and it was sung at banquets and festivals accompanied by music and dance.
Its translation:
Bridegroom, dear to my heart,
Goodly is your beauty, honeysweet,
Lion, dear to my heart,
Goodly is your beauty, honeysweet.
[…]
Bridegroom, let me caress you,
My precious caress is more savory than honey,
In the bedchamber, honey-filled, In the bedchamber, honey-filled,
Let me enjoy your goodly beauty,
Lion, let me caress you,
My precious caress is more savory than honey.
Bridegroom, you have taken your pleasure of me,
Tell my mother, she will give you delicacies,
My father, he will give you gifts.
[…]
You, because you love me,
Give me pray of your caresses,
My lord god, my lord protector,
My SHU-SIN, who gladdens ENLIL’s heart,
Give my pray of your caresses. (x)

Courtesy & currently located at the Museum Of The Ancient Orient, Istanbul Archaeology Museums. Photo taken by Yuxuan Wang.

ancientart:

The Oldest Love Poem.

The world’s oldest known love poem. According to the Sumerian belief, it was a sacred duty for the king to marry every year a priestess instead of Inanna, the goddess of fertility and sexual love, in order to make the soil and women fertile. This poem was most probably written by a bride chosen for Shu-Sin in order to be sung at the New Year festival and it was sung at banquets and festivals accompanied by music and dance.

Its translation:

Bridegroom, dear to my heart,

Goodly is your beauty, honeysweet,

Lion, dear to my heart,

Goodly is your beauty, honeysweet.

[…]

Bridegroom, let me caress you,

My precious caress is more savory than honey,

In the bedchamber, honey-filled, In the bedchamber, honey-filled,

Let me enjoy your goodly beauty,

Lion, let me caress you,

My precious caress is more savory than honey.

Bridegroom, you have taken your pleasure of me,

Tell my mother, she will give you delicacies,

My father, he will give you gifts.

[…]

You, because you love me,

Give me pray of your caresses,

My lord god, my lord protector,

My SHU-SIN, who gladdens ENLIL’s heart,

Give my pray of your caresses. (x)

Courtesy & currently located at the Museum Of The Ancient Orient, Istanbul Archaeology Museums. Photo taken by Yuxuan Wang.

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"The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas."

— Linus Pauling, 12 quotes from authors to remember when starting your first book (via nevver)

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