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Secrecy flows through you,
a different kind of blood.
It’s as if you’ve eaten it
like a bad candy,
taken it into your mouth,
let it melt sweetly on your tongue,
then allowed it to slide down your throat
like the reverse of uttering,
a word dissolved
into its glottals and sibilants,
a slow intake of breath —

And now it’s in you, secrecy.
Ancient and vicious, luscious
as dark velvet.
It blooms in you,
a poppy made of ink.


- Margaret Atwood, from “Secrecy,” The New Yorker (August 28, 2006)

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Untitled #358 by noahshaw featuring a straw hat

"If you really want to do something, you will find a way. If you don’t, you will find an excuse."

- E. James Rohn  (via thatkindofwoman)

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(via Camiknicker - Rose Silk | Emerson Fry)

Furness Bermuda Line advertisement, 1956

Joan Smalls, Chanel Iman, and Jourdan Dunn

“Artists instinctively want to reflect humanity, their own and each other’s, in all its intermittent virtue and vitality, frailty and fallibility.”

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Leicester, England