Recommended Reading / 49.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Every Monday, words to start the week. 

This week, from Humans of New York: Beautiful words from an equally beautiful mother.

“Luis is different. He’s got two moms. He’s an old soul. We live in the projects, and he doesn’t know who Michael Jordan is, or anything about rap music. He dresses himself in the morning. He chooses a button down and slacks, and sits in the kitchen with his legs crossed and reads the newspaper. But he’s still got the heart of a child. Yesterday he had $5 to buy himself a Halloween costume, and he saw a boy he knew while he was walking to the store, and he chose to buy him a costume instead. I always tell him: ‘You’re different, Luis. And that’s OK.’ When he wants to play, I walk him all the way down to Central Park, because I don’t really want him to change.” 

Visit Humans of New York, here. Photograph by Brandon Stanton.

Three more, just because: 
-Patti Smith's Thanksgiving.
-Matt Green has walked across the U.S. and visited every subway station in New York City. Now, he's touring every block in the Big Apple, too – 8,000 miles in total. (Thanks, Kottke.)
-Picasso says: "The chief enemy of creativity is good sense."
More recommended reading, here. Have a wonderful Monday.


Tannya Aditya said...

this story was my fave from last week! it's just beautiful <3

max said...

so awesome.

Kathy said...

What a beautiful heart! I hope that part of Luis never changes. Thank you so much for sharing!
Also, I would love to share Thanksgiving (or any meal) with Patti Smith. But I'm sure I would be so in awe and tongue-tied that there wouldn't be much conversation!

Christine Ballisty Photography said...

Oh my goodness, how precious is he?! What a great post. Thanks for sharing!

XO ~ Christine Ballisty Photography

burntfeather said...

I definitely gave that HONY a like when it popped up on my feed - how gorgeous :)



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