o sabah, marcovaldo’yu sessizlik uyandırdı. havada tuhaf bir şey olduğu duygusuyla yataktan kalktı. saatin kaç olduğunu anlayamıyordu, panjurların çubukları arasındaki ışık, günün, gecenin bütün saatlerindeki ışıktan başkaydı. pencereyi açtı, kent yok olmuştu, yerini beyaz bir kağıt almıştı. bakışını yoğunlaştırınca, beyazın ortasında neredeyse silinmiş kimi çizgiler seçti, çevredeki pencereler, damlar, sokak lambaları gibi olağan görünüşün çizgilerinin karşılıklarıydı, ama gece üzerlerine yağan karın altında kaybolmuşlardı.
“kar!” diye bağırdı marcovaldo karısına, daha doğrusu bağırmak istedi, ama sesi yavaş çıktı. tıpkı çizgilerin, renklerin, perspektiflerin üzerine olduğu gibi gürültülerin, daha doğrusu gürültü yapma olanağının üzerine de kar yağmıştı; pamuk döşeli bir ortamda, sesler titreşemiyorlardı.
“You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”—
“Rape culture is telling girls and women to be careful about what you wear, how you wear it, how you carry yourself, where you walk, when you walk there, with whom you walk, whom you trust, what you do, where you do it, with whom you do it, what you drink, how much you drink, whether you make eye contact, if you’re alone, if you’re with a stranger, if you’re in a group, if you’re in a group of strangers, if it’s dark, if the area is unfamiliar, if you’re carrying something, how you carry it, what kind of shoes you’re wearing in case you have to run, what kind of purse you carry, what jewelry you wear, what time it is, what street it is, what environment it is, how many people you sleep with, what kind of people you sleep with, who your friends are, to whom you give your number, who’s around when the delivery guy comes, to get an apartment where you can see who’s at the door before they can see you, to check before you open the door to the delivery guy, to own a dog or a dog-sound-making machine, to get a roommate, to take self-defense, to always be alert always pay attention always watch your back always be aware of your surroundings and never let your guard down for a moment lest you be sexually assaulted and if you are and didn’t follow all the rules it’s your fault.”—(via terramantra)
The woman brought two glasses of beer and two felt pads. She put the felt pads and the beer glass on the table and looked at the man and the girl. The girl was looking off at the line of hills. They were white in the sun and the country was brown and dry.