Monday, March 30, 2015

spring crocuses

Crocuses bloom in February in the UK - spring comes late in Massachusetts, but at least it's come!

from 25th april 1974, by sophia de mello breyner

"This is the dawn I was waiting for
The first day whole and pure"

from 25th April 1974, by Sophia de Mello Breyner, translated by Ruth Fainlight


A woman who advertised baby clothes for sale on Craigslist stabbed a 7-months-pregnant woman who responded to the ad and cut out her baby from her womb, then left the mother alone in her home while she rushed the baby to hospital, claiming to have miscarried. The mother survived, but the baby died.

united kingdom

A young girl was arrested for fighting her sister over the remote control after her parents called in the police to discipline her.

Friday, March 27, 2015

from man on his nature, by sir charles sherrington

"Swiftly the [brain] becomes an enchanted loom, where millions of flashing shuttles weave a dissolving pattern, always a meaningful pattern, though never an abiding one; a shifting harmony of subpatterns."

from Man on His Nature, by Sir Charles Sherrington, describing the cerebral cortex waking from sleep

from this moment, by eavan boland

"Things are getting ready
to happen
out of sight."

from This Moment, by Eavan Boland


A rapper injected the buttocks of a dancer, who wanted a Kardashian butt, with silicone gel at a 'pumping party'. The young woman died as a result and the rapper found guilty of her murder.