Julian Casablancas’ handwritten musical notation -“The End Has No End” - The Strokes.
ca. 1860-90s, [tintype portrait of ice man, posed with their tools]
via Cowan’s Auctions
Happy Labor Day, everyone! For those of you working today, find some solace in these occupational portraits of men and women who have toiled before you. Those who are lucky enough to be granted a reprieve from your job, seriously thank those workers you come into contact with today, and continue to honor the American work ethic.
He told me he wanted to be a “soccer star,” but wouldn’t say much else, probably because his teammates were hovering around him. But later on, when I asked the coach who the strongest player was, he pointed out this boy. “We made him captain,” the coach explained, “Because he takes it the most seriously. If we lose, he won’t talk for the rest of the day. He always shows up early to practice. If we’re not around, he organizes the team and has them ready when we arrive. And if anyone loses their temper during the game, he’ll reprimand them and tell them to just focus on winning.”
(Juba, South Sudan)
ohmygod I love Rectify.
I got the idea to collect food for old folks homes 18 years ago. There was a lot of need and few people helping them. At first I just did it on my own. I would collect food out here in the open every Saturday. People thought I was a bit crazy. But more and more helped out. Then after 3 years, the mayor created this shelter for us so we can collect food rain and shine. Now the whole neighbourhood pitches in and we support 8 homes. Some give oil, others rice, noodles, fruits & veg… whatever they can. It’s a community effort. Many of the nearby stall holders give food. Some of the wealthier supporters have bags and bags of supplies sent over from the NTUC next door. We even have an English guy who comes here every week to help lift things… he’s a small guy but very strong! And without fail every week a little old lady comes - she can barely walk and is not rich. But she always contributes something. The generosity of people is very heartwarming.
(You can find the Food & Friends project every Saturday morning at 21 Old Airport Road)
Words In The Fire // Patrick Watson
put your words into the fire
watch them burn your heart’s desire
rise up in the air
of the weight of the things that are left unsaid
don’t worry about it now
cause in the morning they will all just be ashes on the ground
so what’s been on your mind
eating you inside
taking all of your time
put those words down in the fire
Speckled Band with Diamond-Claire Kinder
"What’s the most important thing your mother has taught you?"
“If you buy food, you should always eat it with someone else.”