Goldfish ~ Henri Matisse
Lillian Weber, a 99-year-old good Samaritan from Iowa, has spent the last few years sewing a dress a day for the Little Dresses For Africa charity, a Christian organization that distributes dresses to children in need in Africa and elsewhere.
Weber’s goal is to make 1,000 dresses by the time she turns 100 on May 6th. So far, she’s made more than 840. Though she says she could make two a day, she only makes one – but each single dress she makes per day is personalized with careful stitchwork. She hopes that each little girl who receives her dress can take pride in her new garment.
HOW TO PICK UP GIRLS IN 3 EASY STEPS
STEP 1: purposefully bump into girl(make sure you are typing into your calculator while doing this)
STEP 2: say “im sorry. i didnt see you, i was taking inventory of all my lizards”
STEP 3: make sure she sees the number 42069666 on the screen
Winslow Homer (American artist, 1836-1910) The Return of the Gleaner
John James Audubon, Birds of America: Corvus corvax (Common American Raven), etching and watercolour on paper. c. 1827
STAAB / Chen + Suchart Studio
― The Virgin Suicides (1999)
Narrator: We knew the girls were really women in disguise, that they understood love and even death… and that our job was merely to create the noise that seemed to fascinate them.
In my life I try to apologize for things I haven’t done
yet. Those are the bruised apples of me,
the possible fruit rotting in the field.
Kelli Russell Agodon, from “Braided Between the Broken,” New England Review (vol. 35, no. 1, 2014)