"All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without the benefit of experience."
— Henry Miller
— Henry Miller
Wallace G. Levison
Zelma Levison jumping in the backyard of her home at 314 Livingston St.
Brooklyn, New York, June 19, 1886
[From the LIFE magazine Photo Archive]
"Run Into Flowers"
From Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts
— Ray Bradbury
Children Tenement Leap
East Harlem, New York, Date unknown
From Paul Himmel: Photographs
— Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Urban Mythology series
Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, 1980
[via Wooster Collective]
"There are a hundred things she has tried to chase away the things she won’t remember and that she can’t even let herself think about because that’s when the birds scream and the worms crawl and somewhere in her mind it’s always raining a slow and endless drizzle.
You will hear that she has left the country, that there was a gift she wanted you to have, but it is lost before it reaches you. Late one night the telephone will sign, and a voice that might be hers will say something that you cannot interpret before the connection crackles and is broken.
Several years later, from a taxi, you will see someone in a doorway who looks like her, but she will be gone by the time you persuade the driver to stop. You will never see her again.
Whenever it rains you will think of her.”
— Neil Gaiman, “Strange Little Girls” from Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders
[photo via Vintage glam!]
"Running Up That Hill"
Originally written and performed by Kate Bush