Houston, Texas, on August 19, 1965

Houston, Texas, on August 19, 1965

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The Beatles by Paul Lovering

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There are violet hills,
there is the covenant of duskbirds.
The moon comes over the mountain
like a big peach, and I want to tell you
what I couldn’t say the night we rushed
North, how I love the seriousness of your fingers
and the way you go into yourself,
calling my half-name like a secret.
— Stacie Cassarino, from “Summer Solstice”

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  • Q: A major concern in A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones is power. Almost everybody – except maybe Daenerys, across the waters with her dragons – wields power badly.
  • George R.R. Martin: Ruling is hard. This was maybe my answer to Tolkien, whom, as much as I admire him, I do quibble with. Lord of the Rings had a very medieval philosophy: that if the king was a good man, the land would prosper. We look at real history and it's not that simple. Tolkien can say that Aragorn became king and reigned for a hundred years, and he was wise and good. But Tolkien doesn't ask the question: What was Aragorn's tax policy? Did he maintain a standing army? What did he do in times of flood and famine? And what about all these orcs? By the end of the war, Sauron is gone but all of the orcs aren't gone – they're in the mountains. Did Aragorn pursue a policy of systematic genocide and kill them? Even the little baby orcs, in their little orc cradles? In real life, real-life kings had real-life problems to deal with. Just being a good guy was not the answer. You had to make hard, hard decisions. Sometimes what seemed to be a good decision turned around and bit you in the ass; it was the law of unintended consequences. I've tried to get at some of these in my books. My people who are trying to rule don't have an easy time of it. Just having good intentions doesn't make you a wise king.

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laurendoesart:

"I sit before flowershoping they will train me in the art of opening upI stand on mountaintops believing that avalanches will teach me to let goI know nothingbut I am here to learn.”-Shane Koyczan
Woodcut©Lauren Stenger 2013

laurendoesart:

"I sit before flowers
hoping they will train me in the art 
of opening up

I stand on mountaintops believing 
that avalanches will teach me to let go

I know 
nothing

but I am here to learn.”
-Shane Koyczan

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©Lauren Stenger 2013

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