the quiet americans

  • Friend: *moves uptown*
  • Friend: *is talking to me on the phone about their new place* You would like it uptown
  • Me: is it quiet uptown?
  • Friend: yeah, I guess. Dude, are you crying?
  • Me: (choking back sobs) I am working through the unimaginable
Recommended books (from A to Z)

A: The Awakening, Kate Chopin
B: The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath
C: Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevsky
D: Don Juan, Lord Byron
E: The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje
F: Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
G: The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
H: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Carson McCullers
I: Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison
J: The Joy of Reading, Charles Van Doren
K: King Lear, William Shakespeare
L: Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Eugene O’Neill
M: The Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov
N: Native Son, Richard Wright
O: Of Human Bondage, W. Somerset Maugham
P: The Persian Wars, Herodotus
Q: The Quiet American, Graham Greene
R: The Razor’s Edge, W. Somerset Maugham
S: The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes
T: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith
U: The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera
V: The Vegetable, F. Scott Fitzgerald
W: Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte
X: Autobiography of Malcolm X
Y: The Yellow Wallpaper, Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Z: Zlata’s Diary: A Child’s Life in Wartime Sarajevo, Zlata Filipovic

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Laurel for perseverance, a torch to light the way.

Some ladies of liberty. 

Sketched this on Saturday, the turnout of the Women’s March was so heartening. 

50 books to read before you die!

# 1 The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
# 2 1984
# 3 Pride and Prejudice
# 4 The Grapes of Wrath
# 5 To Kill a Mockingbird
# 6 Jane Eyre
# 7 Wuthering Heights
# 8 A Passage to India
# 9 The Lord of The Flies
# 10 Hamlet
# 11 A Bend in the River
# 12 The Great Gatsby
# 13 The Catcher in the Rye
# 14 The Bell Jar
# 15 Brave New World
# 16 The Diary of a Young Girl
# 17 Don Quixote
# 18 The Bible
# 19 The Canterbury Tales
# 20 Ulysses
# 21 The Quiet American
# 22 Birdsong
# 23 Money
# 24 Harry Potter Series
# 25 Moby Dick
# 26 The Wind in the Willows
# 27 His Dark Materials Series
# 28 Anna Karenina
# 29 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
# 30 Rebecca
# 31 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
# 32 On The Road
# 33 Heart of Darkness
# 34 The Way We Live Now
# 35 The Stranger (Algeria)
# 36 The Color Purple
# 37 Life of Pi
# 38 Frankenstein
# 39 The War of the Worlds
# 40 Men Without Women
# 41 Gulliver’s Travels
# 42 A Christmas Carol
# 43 Huckleberry Finn
# 44 Robinson Crusoe
# 45 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
# 46 Catch 22
# 47 The Count of Monte Cristo
# 48 Memoirs of a Geisha
# 49 The Divine Comedy
# 50 The Picture of Dorian Gray

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LOUD - QUIET

Loud: Both hands are in 5 hand shapes by the sides of the face with the palms facing each other while also angled slightly downwards. They move back and forth in an alternated motion animating the sound. Non-manual markers may include stressed eyebrows and mouthing “loud” with an open mouth. 

Quiet:both hands are in B hand shapes with palms facing downwards. The dominant hand starts with its fingers angled over the non-dominant hand’s fingers in front of the chest. The hands then move downwards and outwards in a smooth slow motion. Non-manual-markers include a relaxed facial expression.

Sign Language Lesson #59: Opposites (Part 1)

It’s Quiet Uptown makes everyone cry 

- From the Hamiltomes