A prime example of how “great writing” can be about literally anything.
Promoing at the beach
Ancient Roman prostitutes did something similar, but usually they would have phalluses inscribed in their sandals. So, if you were ever in the mood, you could just look down and follow the dicks.
follow the yellow dick-road
I love history lessons on tumblr.
I believe in spring flowers
on the kitchen table.
I believe the moon knows all
the world’s secrets,
and if you listen,
she’ll whisper to you in your sleep.
I believe cardinals were
sent to keep color alive
I believe ghosts are
the physical manifestation
I believe gardens
are the very same thing.
I believe there are 56 days in February,
but every calendar is missing a page.
I believe mountains
are the keeper of silence.
I believe there are
9,837 different kinds of love,
each one a leaf
on the deciduous tree of life.
I believe music is the wind,
whispering through those leaves.
I believe in messes,
beautiful, beautiful messes.
I believe snowflakes
are the only form of perfection.
I believe light makes us grow,
but darkness keeps us sane.
I believe forests
remember every person
they’ve ever encountered.
I believe words are the oldest religion.
I believe north is the strongest direction.
I believe we are all in this together,
most especially those who stand alone.
I believe birds were the world’s first poets.
I believe in spring.
Piper Chapman is the protagonist of Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black. But Taylor Schilling’s Brooklyn-dwelling yuppie spending a year in prison isn’t the star of the show, not really. That honor goes to the wide ensemble of her fellow inmates—characters like Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren, Galina “Red” Reznikov, and Sophia Burset, all of whose stubborn pride in the face of mistreatment by the world provides the series’ hilarious, heartbreaking appeal.
The show’s creator, Jenji Kohan, seems to realize this fact, saying that the white, middle-class Piper was the “Trojan Horse” that allowed her to secure funding and viewership for a show with such a diverse cast. In the first season, Schilling did a fine job portraying a woman whose false cheer and sense of superiority slowly, necessarily erodes in her new environment. But now that Orange Is the New Black has built a devoted following that fills Tumblrs full of GIFed quips from secondary characters, the best thing it could do in its sophomore set of episodes would be to ease up on Piper’s screen time so we can better know the other women at Litchfield.
Happily, the trailer released today hints that might be what happens when the show returns on June 6th.
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Hungarian digital artist Zsolt Ekho Farkas has recreated a 19th-century painting with CGI, and it’s an 8-million-polygon, 3-D tour de force.