so when i was younger and being forced* to learn russian, i was COMPLETELY BAFFLED by the randomness of the north american cities russian textbook writers apparently thought i needed to learn how to spell because they weren’t the US state capitals or the most populated cities or anything they were
pittsburgh, philadelphia, dallas, detroit, edmonton, winnipeg, toronto ETC I THINK YOU SEE THE PATTERN HERE.
but i didn’t i was like, what the fuck is in pittsburgh and like why do i have to learn two cities in pennslyvania?? that aren’t even the capital?? where even is winnipeg?? I JUST FUCKING GOT IT. and ofc i needed to share this super important epiphany.
gilmore girls: “my mother never gave me any idea that i couldn’t do whatever i wanted to do or be whomever i wanted to be. she filled our house with love and fun and books and music, unflagging in her efforts to give me role models from jane austen to eudora welty to patti smith. as she guided me through these incredible eighteen years, i don’t know if she ever realized that the person i most wanted to be was her.”
From her series “Mimicry”, Netherlands-based artist Ilse Leenders creates these carefully composed, colorful pieces that feel perfectly spring-like to us. Speaking to the idea of individuality and identity in contemporary society, “Mimicry” presents humans as faceless animals, adapting to their environments. Check out her website for a variety of other great projects.