Writes With Pencils

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Month: March, 2015

Bookmark Quote #109

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Books are a narcotic.

-Franz Kafka

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Painted Desert

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On the road
the colors of the landscape
come not only from
the shades of budding prairie,
morning light on frosted boughs,
and glowing rays cresting the horizon.

The palette is most vivid
in the illuminated faces
of strangers as they paint their lives
in hues of daily struggle
for subsistence or abundance,
superficial or profound.

In the desert
where the tired eye
sees only sand and dried up dreams,
for the eccentric, weird, and quirky
there is sky enough to breathe
and old hippies can roam free.

Bookmark Quote #108

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Reading is probably another way of being in a place.

-José Saramago

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Bookmark Quote #107

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Books and doors are the same thing. You open them, and you go through into another world.

Jeanette Winterson

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