January 2017: A Photo Diary

Hello dear friends! As some of you may know, I keep an Instagram to the side of my blog where I share my photography, matched with quotes. Recently, I’ve been looking for some ways to integrate my two channels. Since I believe it would be overmuch to post on WordPress every time I post on Insta, I’ve decided to create a composite “photo diary” of every month. Please enjoy the January edition of my new photo diary series!

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2016 in review. ⤵ ____________________________________ Admittedly, I may have picked up a hobby in the last possible week of '16. (see image) I tend to measure my life in what I've learned so I put together my highlights: Poetry: Live Or Die Leaves of Grass Dunno Elegies Poetry Speaks Expanded ← best anthology ever. The Waste land The Hollow Men Four Quartets Faust The Ballad of Reading Gaol Bilbo's Last Song The Adventures of Tom Bombadil Epics: Paradise Lost The Iliad The Aeneid The Divine Comedy Samson Agonistes The Odyssey Beowulf Fiction: The Scarlet Letter Cat's Eye The Count of Monte Cristo The Phantom of the Opera The Invisible Man Pride and Prejudice His Dark Materials Dracula Heart of Darkness Fight Club Norwegian Wood The Secret Garden The Jungle Books The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes One Hundred Years of Solitude The Stranger White Tiger Legend, Hu Yuan Nabe The Alchemist Brave New World The Bell Jar Arson Plus, Dashiell Hammett The Children of Hurin The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Out of the Silent Planet A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man The Children Act A Game of Thrones Roverandom Drama: Arcadia After the Fall The Oedipus Cycle The Oresteia A Midsummer Night Dream Endgame The Tempest The Homecoming Macbeth Othello Hamlet Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead Misc: Siddhartha The Golden Ass The Prophet Persepolis A Preface to Paradise Lost Tao Tze Ching Beyond Good and Evil, Nietzsche How We Die, Sherwin B. Nuland V For Vendetta Walden/Excursions A Brief History of Nearly Everything IF, Amy Carmichael Principles of Violin Playing and Teaching, Ivan Galamian Beowulf and the Critics, J.R.R. Tolkien The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Jean Dominique Bauby Bored of the Rings, The Harvard Lampoon Mere Christianity Reading Biblical Narratives, Amit Favorite Albums: Hamilton Rent The Phantom of the Opera Pink Floyd, The Division Bell Pink Floyd, The Dark Side of the Moon B.B. King, Live at the Regal Andrew Lloyd Webber, Requiem Jeff Buckley, Grace (Play me these anytime. Thanks.) Happy 2017! 😬 ____________________________________

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"a frozen moment when everybody sees what is on the end of every fork" _________________________________ If you haven't read this book, I wouldn't advise you to. Meanwhile, I never allow my food to grow cold while I gram. . . . . . _________________________________ #williamsburroughs#burroughs#beatliterature#beatgeneration#williamburroughs#nakedlunch#igreads#noodles#noodlesoup#foodphotography#chinesefood#homecookedfood#stillhot#noodles#asiancuisine#lunchtime #thecoolmagazine@thecoolmagazine#streetdreamsmag@streetmagazines#illgrammers#way2ill@illgrammers#moodygrams@moodygrams#fatalframes@fatalframes#visualambassadors@visualambassadors#createcommune@createcommune#mg5k#heatercentral@heatercentral#thecreatorclass@thecreatorclass#meistershots@meistershots#mkexplore@mkexplore#weekly_feature@weekly_feature

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"Always try to keep a patch of sky above your life." ____________________________________ Difficult, indeed, when the AQI is >400. Thank the heavens (pun intended) for the mountains. . . . . . ____________________________________ #swannsway#marcelproust#proust#insearchoflosttime#alarecherchedutempsperdu#patchofsky#aqi#beijingpollution#skitrip #exploretocreate#justgoshoot@justgoshoot#beautifuldestinations@beautifuldestinations#mobilefolk@mobilefolk#folkcreative@folkcreative#mobilemag@mobile2mag#thecoolmagazine@thecoolmagazine#streetdreamsmag@streetmagazines#illgrammers#way2ill@illgrammers#moodygrams@moodygrams#fatalframes@fatalframes#visualambassadors@visualambassadors#createcommune@createcommune#mg5k#heatercentral@heatercentral#thecreatorclass@thecreatorclass

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Some family trees bear an enormous crop of nuts. ___________________________________ Temperamental fam. Half temper Half mental

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"Sure baby, mañana. It was always mañana. For the next few weeks that was all I heard–mañana a lovely word and one that probably means heaven." ____________________________________ Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love ya, tomorrow… . . . . . ____________________________________ #ontheroad#jackkerouac#beatliterature#beatgeneration#crossover#manana#anniemusical#broadway#onedaymore#lesmiserables#fatherandson#surebaby#mustbeheaven #agameoftones#theimaged#artofvisuals#aov#passionpassport#feedbacknation#fbn10k#folkgood@folkgood#exklusive_shot#exploretocreate#justgoshoot@justgoshoot#beautifuldestinations@beautifuldestinations#mobilefolk@mobilefolk#folkcreative@folkcreative#mobilemag@mobile2mag#streetdreamsmag@streetmagazines#illgrammers

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"perhaps it is not-being that is the true state, and all our dream of life is nonexistent; but, if so, we feel that these phrases of music, these conceptions which exist in relation to our dream, must be nothing either. We shall perish, but we have as hostages these divine captives who will follow and share our fate. and death in their company is somehow less bitter, less inglorious, perhaps even less probable" ____________________________________ . . . . . ____________________________________ #insearchoflosttime#marcelproust#swannsway#frenchliterature#worldliterature#alarecherchedutempsperdue#museum#stairwell#acertainslantoflight#musicquotes#philosophical #agameoftones#agameof10k#theimaged#artofvisuals#aov#passionpassport#feedbacknation#fbn10k#folkgood@folkgood#exklusive_shot#exploretocreate#justgoshoot@justgoshoot#beautifuldestinations@beautifuldestinations#mobilefolk@mobilefolk#folkcreative@folkcreative#mobilemag@mobile2mag#streetdreamsmag@streetmagazines#illgrammers

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The eye is always caught by light but shadows have more to say / Gregory Maguire ____________________________________

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"Mother, should I trust the government?" ⤵ ____________________________________ I'm so sorry I won't be back in time for the women's marches this weekend. I've always been quite ambivalent about politics in previous years but for the first time in history a president has made people in their own country cry and fear for their lives. This shouldn't be. But I do recognize that for us to remain the United States of America, we have to adhere to the foundations laid out in the Constitution. So pray for our new "leader", folks. I may be mad and I may be nasty, but I know that there's no reset button and there's no changing what our neighbors think unless they decide to let us convince them. So let's pray… for wisdom, goodness, and humility in not only The White House, but everyone, regardless of gender, race, or religion. Because divided we fall. Let's build no walls. ____________________________________ Mother, should I run for president? Mother, should I trust the government? Mother, will they put me in the firing line? Ooh, aah, is it just a waste of time? Hush now, baby, baby, don't you cry Mama's gonna make all of your nightmares come true Mama's gonna put all of her fears into you Mama's gonna keep you right here under her wing She won't let you fly but she might let you sing Mama's gonna keep baby cozy and warm Ooh, babe, ooh, babe, ooh, babe Of course Mama's gonna help build the wall ____________________________________ #trumppresidency#pinkfloyd#mother#pinkfloydmother#thewall#pinkfloydthewall#trust#dividedwefall#prayforamerica#americanpolitics#nofilter#hushnowbaby#constitution

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Calamity's child // rebel rebel ⤵ ____________________________________ Self indulgent selfie and lyrics and the first use of a filter since about 20 grams ago. Which is merited, because I know what's happening on the 20th. 🌌 No matter what happens in the next four years, I'm so thankful to be spending them in a place where Wendy chops and cartilage piercings aren't considered out of the norm but (nearly) inevitable. Where sisters will be there for each other because they believe that they are worthy of opportunities and ambition. Where we remain polite, but then do what we intend to do. ____________________________________ And I love your dress You're a juvenile success Because your face is a mess So how could they know? I said, how could they know? ____________________________________ #davidbowie#rebelrebel#cartilagepiercing#newpiercings#upperlobepiercing#wellesleycollege#trumppresidency#sisterhood#lovetrumpshate#sutrofilter#thankful#earrings#juvenilesuccess#yourfaceisamess#adventurevisuals

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Thank you so much for your support! The February edition of the photo diary will be out in a few days. I will be posting at the beginning of every month after that.

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