Will I be something?
Am I something?
And the answer comes:
You already are.
You always were.
And you still have time to be.
"No. Stop. Don’t touch me, please.
God, I’m sorry. I was just trying to hold you…
No, I’m the one who should be sorry. I know you were just trying to hold me. And I love you, I do, but sometimes I just don’t want to be touched.
I feel that way sometimes too.
It’s just awful, isn’t it? And sometimes I just want to be touched so badly, so goddamn badly, like a vase longs to be filled with flowers, and other times I shrink back from someone’s hands because they’re getting too close to me.
That kind of paradox is such a confusing thing. But I understand, though. It’s like being made of glass, and sometimes you want someone to polish you up gently; other times you’re afraid they’ll shatter you.
Yes. Yes, just like that."
"Sometimes you can’t explain what you see in a person. It’s just the way they take you to a place where no one else can."
Historical Poster: “Be Map Conscious”, London Transport, 1945
Here’s another beautiful old London Underground poster that features the Tube map, apparently produced to help servicemen unfamiliar with London get around. The poster, which basically acts as a Tube Map for Dummies guide, was placed next to the map in stations, with the abstract guard pointing towards it. The “tear-away” section at the bottom right shows a slightly modified version (angles aren’t at 45 degrees, the Aldwych spur is missing) of the central part of the map, which would have been this 1943 edition.
The artist was Polish-born Jan de Witt (1907-1991), signed as “Lewitt-Him” on the poster.
Romulus & Remus by Rimma Gerlovina & Valeriy Gerlovin