I am not happy. I am not unhappy. I am frozen somewhere in the middle that is so much worse. I am NOWHERE. Nothing is happening and I am getting more and more sad.
Samantha Schutz, I Don’t Want to be Crazy (via endangerment)
Just look at how everyone is walking by, they don’t care. They are just continuing on with their lives. They don’t even know he’s there. They don’t even know he jumped. He’s falling and no one even tried to stop him. A silent suicide.
this is perfect
Michael Wolf, “Tokyo Compression #17” (2010)
“The Tokyo compression images were taken at one subway stop over a period of thirty days each morning during peak rush hour, between 7:30 and 9 A.M.,” Wolf told me. “Every eighty seconds, another train would pull up to the platform, jammed full of passengers on their way to work.”
Earlier this month, Photo Booth looked at the New York City subway over time. This week, they’ve curated a selection of contemporary images from subways around the world. Click-through for a slideshow: http://nyr.kr/10JfLhy
The real example of courage in this story, however, comes from Portman’s son Will, who is twenty-one years old… Will Portman proved, once again, that the most powerful political that act any gay person can take is coming out. Public-opinion polls show, and have for decades, that people who know a gay person are far less likely to support discrimination… To have a close relative who is gay or lesbian can only magnify the effect seen in polling. The most prominent example of this is Cheney, who has been a longtime supporter of gay marriage, as is the former House Majority Leader Dick Gephardt, who also has a lesbian daughter.
Richard Socarides on Conservative Senator Rob Portman’s announcement in support of equal marriage rights: http://nyr.kr/WsSooQ (via newyorker)
(Source: newyorker.com, via newyorker)