"Focused and pointed she was, buried in the depths of her star, swallowed in its peace and strength; and not feeling her flesh growing cold, cold as the rain that fell from the invisible sky upon the doomed living and the dead that never dies."
- Richard Wright, from “Bright and Morning Star” (via the-final-sentence)
Billie Holiday at record producer Harry Lim’s jam session, photographed by Life photographer Charles Peterson, c. 1939
Other musicians in attendance include Duke Ellington, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Johnny Hodges, J.C. Higginbotham, Hot Lips Page and Chu Berry among others.
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"My mother doesn’t like tattoos. She says art belongs on a wall. Well I say no one, not even my mother gets to tell me that I can’t be a masterpiece."
- Hannah Snowdon (via basementvirtue)
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"I wish friends held hands more often, like the children I see on the streets sometimes. I’m not sure why we have to grow up and get embarrassed about it."
- Stephanie Perkins (via ladycube)
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