We are funny creatures. We don’t see the stars as they are, so why do we love...– Saul Bellows, from “Henderson the Rain King” (via airwalker)
… the peacock which was strutting around a powder blue buick. It closed its tail and let the tips trail in the gravel. The two men stood watching. “How come it can’t fly no better than a chicken?” Milkman asked. “Too much tail. All that jewelry weighs it down. Like vanity. Can’t nobody fly with all that shit. Wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs...
There is always something to do. There are hungry people to feed, naked people...– Nikki Giovanni