Jessie Arms Botke, Peacocks, n.d.
How I Would Paint Happiness
Something sudden, a windfall,
a meteor shower. No—
a flowering tree releasing
all its blossoms at once,
and the one standing beneath it
unexpectedly robed in bloom,
transformed into a stranger
too beautiful to touch.
Cid Corman, “The Answer,” Livingdying (via heteroglossia)
Sea with Stormy Sky
Emil Nolde - circa 1925-1930
From Mica Nava: Stuart Hall, among others, manning the crèche at the first Women’s conference at Ruskin College, Oxford, in 1970.
Mica says: ‘…all carers at the conference crèche were men. So the use of manning in my caption [i]s quite deliberate. The other man in this photo is Henry Wortis. There is another photo taken at the same time of my son Jake aged 6 months in the arms of cinema historian Chris Williams.
All photos of the Ruskin conference were by Sally Fraser (now Chandan Fraser)’