“I believed even then that if I could transform my experience into poetry I would give it the value and dignity it did not begin to possess on its own. I thought too that if I could write about it I could come to understand it; I believed that if I could understand my life—or at least the part my work played in it—I could embrace it with some degree of joy, an element conspicuously missing from my life.”—Philip Levine on writing poetry when not working the night shift (via suffire)
“People think I’m crazy. It’s their perception of my strength facing them, but I’m very calm about that. Maybe because it’s been a long time since I no longer seek the understanding of others. How would it be possible when those who come to me have only read mostly fake stuff on me? I’m not crazy, I’m alone. This is the reality of this job.”—Kristen Stewart (x)
It is now 3 weeks since Michael Brown was murdered by Ferguson PD Officer Darren Wilson. Officer Darren Wilson still has not been arrested, charged, or even brought to prison or court for the murder of Michael Brown.