"Everywhere the human soul stands between a hemisphere of light and another of darkness." #shadows #lines #light #dark #thomascarlyle

"But love is much like a dam: if you allow a tiny crack to form through which only a trickle of water can pass, that trickle will quickly bring down the whole structure, and soon no one will be able to control the force of the current." #pasadena #arroyoseco #water #dusk #bluehour #love #PauloCoelho

America, the Land of the Plenty (for Some): To put their next meal on the table, roughly 15 percent of the nation rely on food stamps. Proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program constantly threaten millions of Americans’ ability to eat. But while the poor are told to trim the fat, corporate conglomerates make even bigger bank. It’s estimated that retail giant Walmart, which employs many of the low-wage workers who receive these government benefits, rakes in about $13 billion in SNAP revenues every year.

"Tell me are you the ghost of jealousy?" #losangeles #streetart #michaeljackson #ghost #melrose

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Behold the Periodic Table of Storytelling – a guide to the tropes, characters, and story elements of great stories. Complement with Kurt Vonnegut on the 5 essential shapes of stories and Nabokov on the 3 qualities a great storyteller must have.

(HT Open Culture)

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"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it." #losangeles #blue #kindness #magic #streetart #RoaldDahl

"Never confuse movement with action." #losangeles #bees #flowers #spring #yellow #Hemingway

"Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind." #losangeles #eaglerock #mountains #morning #fog #NathanielHawthorne

"You get ideas from daydreaming." #sons #sunglasses #imagination #neilgaiman

That’s because “You can taste the bright lights, but you won’t get them for free.” #losangeles #streetart #wrdsmth #melrose #GunsNRoses