Two days ago Gabriel Garcia Marquez died. He is one of my favorite authors- his stories are beautifully convoluted and very magical. I also admire how outspoken he was about the complicated influence of western countries, particularly the US, on latin american culture, and the harm they created by being so greedy. And he made this obvious with such perfect language and story telling. Each time I read a piece of his writing I feel very inspired. So in his honor I decided to put tiny tributes to him on the trail behind my house for unsuspecting joggers to notice. The quotes are from 100 Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera. 

After hearing the same question over and over from friends and family — “Why aren’t you married yet?” — art director Suzanne Heintz got tired of it and set out to do something about it. She got herself a little family…of mannequins.

Over the course of 14 years and 10,000 miles of travel, she took her fake family everywhere and took all kinds of “family” pictures….

I loved the comment of Laura:

 She’s underlining the fact that for many people, a family seems to be little better than a trophy or badge to prove that someone has succeeded at fulfilling society’s expectations of them. How many families look great in photographs but are actually empty inside? The point is not to condemn family life, but to refuse to accept that a good life is simply one that looks good to other people.

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bofransson:

Portrait of a Garden Cuno Amiet - 1949

bofransson:

Portrait of a Garden Cuno Amiet - 1949

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theniftyfifties:

A street scene in Montmartre, Paris, 1950s. Photo by Robert Capa.

theniftyfifties:

A street scene in Montmartre, Paris, 1950s. Photo by Robert Capa.

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a weird poem I wrote on birchbark, found in the backyard. Typewriters are such marvelous machines, they can print on anything! buy one for a better life.

a weird poem I wrote on birchbark, found in the backyard. Typewriters are such marvelous machines, they can print on anything! buy one for a better life.

mfjr:

Lorna’s Garden, Ireland, 2012 
by Robert Ellis

mfjr:

Lorna’s Garden, Ireland, 2012 

by Robert Ellis

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niick4:
In 1937 two women caused a car accident by wearing shorts in public for the first time

niick4:

In 1937 two women caused a car accident by wearing shorts in public for the first time

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Une petite carte postale pour ma chère soeur Margot. 

Une petite carte postale pour ma chère soeur Margot. 

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