The house embodied for him the general blessedness of his life, which was manifest, really indisputable. And which he never failed to acknowledge, especially when it stood over against particular sorrow. Even more frequently after their mother died he spoke of the house as if it were an old wife, beautiful for every comfort it had offered, every grace, through all the long years.
—Marilynne Robinson, Home (via sketchofthepast)
“In 1981 I happened to see Joe Strummer – he was the singer for the punk rock band The Clash – on the tube. I saw him sitting on the other side of the seat, but I thought he was too private – he might get too angry – but I was trying to be brave, I went up to him and asked him ‘may I take a picture of you.’ he smiled and said ‘yes’, and I clicked several shots.
Just before he got off the train he said to me, ‘You should take photos of whatever you want. That’s punk.’ ”
now, teddy. teddy. everything takes work. we’ll straighten it out. you know. you gotta work hard to be comfortable. yeah, a lot of people kid themselves, you know. they-they know when they were born, they know where they’re goin’, they know whether they’re gonna go to heaven, whether they’re gonna go to hell. they think they know that. they kid themselves. right? but the only people, who are, you know, happy, are the people who are comfortable. that’s right. now, you take, uh, uh, carol, right? a dingbat, right? A ding-a-ling. a dingo. that’s what people think she is,’cause that’s the truth they want to believe. but, uh, you put her in another situation, right? put her in a situation that’s tough. stress. where she’s up against something, you’ll see she’s no fool. right. ‘cause what’s your truth, is my falsehood, what’s my falsehood is your truth and vice versa. well, look. look at me, right? i’m only happy when i’m angry, when i’m sad, when i can play the fool, when i can be what people want me to be rather than be myself.