“Mad was the last kid I saw and he was asleep. He was 3 months old and they put him in my arms and he stayed asleep and they put him in the bath and he stayed asleep and I thought he was narcoleptic or something. Then he opened his eyes and just stared at me for the longest time and I just stared at him and I started crying and he smiled. And it wasn’t that he smiled that he liked me, it was just that I hadn’t held children in my life and I was always considered so dark and I always had so many things that made me feel like maybe I shouldn’t be somebody’s mom because certainly the world has an opinion of me and I’m not so sure about myself and am I gonna be the best mom? So the fact that this little kid seemed at ease gave me the courage to feel like I could make him happy. And so we became a family right then.” — Angelina Jolie
I love her
Love these Bob Eckstein drawings of his favorite bookstores in New York! Can’t wait for the second installment! via The New Yorker
Love love love
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Conflict in Literature
A better way to teach fractions.Haha! I do this with my class!!
this makes my heart ache
It’s raining outside AND NOW THIS.
Love us some Mary Oliver!
For National Poetry Month, Mary Oliver on the mystery of the human psyche, the secret of great poetry, and how rhythm makes us come alive.
Excerpt illustrated by Wendy MacNaughton.
Clarence Hudson White - American master of photography
Above: The Watcher, 1906 - platinum print photograph (The Royal Photographic Society)