This is some stuff I like.
Rudyard Kipling 1865–1936, English writer and poet. (via oupacademic)
Bill Moyers in the foreword to this beautiful photographic love letter to libraries (via explore-blog)
Rudy’s Library in Monowi, Nebraska – one of the many soul-warming photographs in Robert Dawson’s visual love letter to public libraries:
The entire population of this town consists of one woman, Elsie Eller. It is the only incorporated municipality in the United States with such a demographic. She acts as mayor and runs the only business in town, a local roadhouse. Over the years she watched all the other town residents move or pass away. When her husband, Rudy Eller, died in 2004, she became the town’s last resident. Because Rudy had collected so many books, she decided to open Rudy’s lLIbrary in a small shed next to her home. This memorial to Rudy is free and open to all. Patrons can check out books by signing a notebook. A wooden sign in the corner simply states “Rudy’s Dream.”
More such treats here.
The New Orleans Public Library Bookmobile - 1940
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Fountain in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
(Source: Flickr / essamfinearts)
Seamus Heaney would have been 75 years old this month. We’re remembering him by looking at the language of his first full-length collection, Death of a Naturalist. (via oupacademic)
Day is breaking.
Image: Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.
Madeleine L’Engle on creativity, writing, censorship, and the art of disturbing the universe – spectacular read.
We think, in our youth, we are the centre of the universe, but we simply respond, go this way or that by accident, survive or improve by the luck of the draw, with little choice or determination on our part.”
― Michael Ondaatje, Divisadero