Tell me who this young lion is
and how he leaped into the air
as they hunted him
from Musrara to Sheikh Jarrah
Tell me about that gaunt and gallant man
and how a whole squadron assailed him
at Qalandria checkpoint
and could not bring him down
Tell me about that girl who stood tall
as the bulldozer levelled her
like an almond tree in March
Tell this to those
who say we’ve been defeated
“Tell” by Najwan Darwish.
“We walked across the Brooklyn Bridge on our wedding day. We’re both former basketball players and collegiate coaches, so basketball is near and dear to our hearts. Then we went on a “Volunteer Honeymoon”, where we joined Jumpball Programme to help run free basketball clinics for kids in Kingston, Jamaica. It was a great way for us to share our love of the sport with the world.”
Erica and Julie, redefining love on the A Cup of Jo blog. What a beautiful picture – their love and happiness really shines out in it.
I never knew this display existed in Berlin and now it’s making me want to go back! Photo from the @accidentallywesanderson feed on Instagram.
“autumn fattens fish and ripens fruit” (1925) by Takeuchi Seiho
The part of Barcelona we were staying in was full of quirky details – carved gargoyles, tiled walls, flower shops.
Nearby in the Gothic quarter were chocolate shops, churros and frites takeaway stops and pen shops tucked down little side alleys.
Hat shops next to saints’ plaques.
And of course La Boqueria.
And far away in Montjuic, the grand exhibition halls and galleries were backed by a hillside of parks.
Definitely a city made for wandering. All photos November 2018.
I’m at that stage of a house project where doing the pretty bits actually seems within grasp again, and I’m devouring Rita Konig’s articles on her website (find the section “Rita Says”)
Unlike a certain modern Mrs Miniver, there is a lack of smugness in these pieces that allows you enjoy them greatly and wonder just how you’d make that tiny box room interesting, where you could get some over-the-bed mirrors from
and whether you’d have the balls to do that level of colour combination / bold wallpaper yourself…
images by tat.london, patrickmele, salvesengraham, msputneystripes and ritakonig, all on Instagram