free

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brothers and sisters, although God called you to be free, don’t use your freedom as an excuse to do all of the things which your physical body wants. instead, serve each other through love. the entire law is made complete in this one command: “love other people the same way you love yourself.”

words: the simple english bible | galatians 5:13-14

photo: iphone | austin, tx

into the west

Imageas i made my way out of the woods and into the long silver ditch that lined the highway, i heard about a thousand birds cry, and i craned my neck to see them lighting out from the tips of the elms. they looked like ideas would if released suddenly from the page and given bodies – shocked at how blood actually felt as it ran through the veins, as it sent them wheeling into the west, wings raking, straining against the requirements of such a physical world.

words: rebecca lee | bobcat and other short stories (p. 42)

photo: iphone | austin, tx

more and more

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more and more frequently the edges
of me dissolve and i become
a wish to assimilate the world, including
you, if possible through the skin
like a cool plant’s tricks with oxygen
and live by a harmless green burning.

words: margaret atwood | (a selection from) more and more

photo: iphone | austin, tx

the descent

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no defeat is made up entirely of defeat – since the world it opens is always a place formerly unsuspected. a world lost, a world unsuspected, beckons to new places. and no whiteness (lost) is so white as the memory of whiteness.

words: william carlos williams | (a selection from) the descent

photo: iphone | austin, tx