"There are some things about myself I can’t explain to anyone. There are some things I don’t understand at all. I can’t tell what I think about things or what I’m after. I don’t know what my strengths are or what I’m supposed to do about them. But if I start thinking about these things in too much detail, the whole thing gets scary. And if I get scared, I can only think about myself. I become really self centered, and without meaning to, I hurt people. So I’m not such a wonderful human being."
— Haruki Murakami, The Elephant Vanishes (via effloresent)

“I came upon twin fawns in the display case of a mom and pop toy and science store in kansas city, missouri. it took me two years to win the trust of the shop owner and save the money to buy them. a taxidermist spotted a dead deer by the side of the road. he stopped to properly dispose of the body and realized she was pregnant. he opened her and found near full-term twin fawns, he removed and preserved them. Deer rarely have twins and the taxidermist retained the uterine gesture of their bodies. i built them a vitrine with a light blue base. their prematurity exaggerates the delicacy of an incredibly sweet thing. the points of their hooves, the length of their lashes, the spots of their hides, nose to small nose in an ur-cartoonish realism … viewers’ eyes trick them into believing the fawns are breathing. the tragedy of beauty is its transience. The twins live forever in their own demise. they are sleeping beauties. they have been muses since i first saw them.We dress death in lilies and bronze the names of our dead sons on walls. we erect altars of toys and hold candlelight vigils to express hope. my twin fawns sleep endlessly on their baby blue block in my studio. the twins never opened their eyes yet their wondrous fatality evokes an acceptable alternative to death.”
-Peregrine Honig
who cares (at Holešovice, Hlavní město Praha)
summer favorites + seeing how much I can translate out of this issue of rajón (at Holešovice, Hlavní město Praha)
Anonymous: Ive been following your blog for awhile and still have no idea if youre from philly or somewhere else. are you american? 

I’m an American who was living in Philadelphia and is currently living in the Czech Republic

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Anonymous: Are you going to Fluff fest? 

I wish ! I’m an English teacher here in prague and unfortunately still have classes that aren’t on summer break so I can’t swing it :(

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(BYE Risograph Print in Medium Size by SarahMcNeil on Etsy)

Peonies by Alphonse Mucha, Ink and Watercolor c. 1897 via Wikimedia Commons