Vintage Woman

Because being older does not mean having no value

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Clueless campaigners

Sometimes these political campaigns really seem like the old wolf and sheepdog cartoons where they detonate explosives at each other all day, but then when the 5 o’clock bell rings they smile & wave at each other and say “see you tomorrow”. I’m not sure I could ever be so detached, because I hear one in particular them talking about “those people”, he is talking about ME.

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For hundreds of years we have been using a divisive term that we call “race” to distinguish characteristics of others and to define our lineage. Some of us use race as a pejorative and distinctive mechanism to establish our superiority over others and thus to make ourselves feel better. But this selfish approach is one that none of us should ever use.
Edward James Olmos

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I don’t remember how long I ran around tripping that day, because I was fading in and out of reality. At a police call box near the corner of Second Avenue and Houston Street, I phoned the cops. I was taken by ambulance to Columbus Hospital, a few short blocks away, panic-stricken and rapidly going mad. Even in my extreme psychotic state, I noticed dawn had just broken. I looked down at my arms. My skin had the texture and color of a lizard’s. So like any self-respecting reptile, I spread my fingers wide and tried to catch flies with my tongue.
Nile Rodgers, from his book Le Freak, recounting a hallucinogenic reaction that occurred when he was 15 years old.

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If we’re free from the burden of trying to be completely original, we can stop trying to make something out of nothing, and we can embrace influence instead of running away from it.
Artist Austin Kleon

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