And at the top of week 3, the luster of solo travel begins to wear off into homesickness. I am equally grateful to 1) have the volition and aptitude to have gotten myself out here, and 2) to love the Glory that is California so much that the thought of returning excites me more than Christmas Day. “It’s nice to be in one paradise and to live in another,” my friend says. Agreed. Meanwhile, I’ve got another entire island to explore. Back to the trail….!
— John Steinbeck / Travels with Charley: In Search of America
WAKE UP! You’re in paradise, Nat.
(Photograph was taken outside Giovanni’s shrimp truck in Kahuku, HI)
The rapper, singer, poet and songwriter performs three tracks from this year’s Parts of Speech with the aid of a full band. With backing vocals from Aby Wolf, Dessa overcame a bad cold to nail this forceful, whip-smart set.
— Thomas Moore (via youngfolksociety)
“Do anything, but let it produce joy. Do anything, but let it yield ecstasy.”