“You read something which you thought only happened to you, and you discover that it happened 100 years ago to Dostoyevsky. This is a very great liberation for the suffering, struggling person, who always thinks that he is alone. This is why art is important. Art would not be important if life were not important, and life is important.”
— James Baldwin, Conversations with James Baldwin (via 5139321966 )
i have to admit it’s actually extremely funny how game of thrones completely collapsed as a cultural phenomenon basically overnight due to how fucking bad the last season and ending were, and also how like the showrunners specifically rushed the ending so they could move on to some disney star wars project but the rushed ending was so fucking bad they actually were removed from the star wars thing too.
My PIN number to this day is my second grade best friends birthday. There are people I don’t talk to anymore whose families are still in my prayers. There are shirts I wear to bed from exes of 8 years ago who are married now with kids. And I haven’t found a macaroni salad recipe better than my college boyfriend’s moms’. Our lives are made up of so many people and when people become parts of our lives, some parts remain long after they leave. And in the same exact way, it’s comforting to know there are so many lives you’re still a part of that you have no idea about.
The Plantation Garden, Earlham Road, Norwich
The Plantation Garden is a Victorian garden created in an old chalk quarry by the self-made cabinet maker Henry Trevor in the 1880s. Very much a folly garden, he filled it with exotic plants and ornamental brick spoil obtained from local brickworks.
The garden was abandoned in the 20th century, and rediscovered under decades of Ivy and Elder in 1980; it is gradually being restored to its original state.