coffee // sylvan esso
though the words are true
the state is old news
"When toddlers ask, “Why?” after every sentence,
we call it the terrible twos.
Time for lunch!
It gets dark at night and we go to sleep.
The birds are flying south for winter.
We silence them in kinder words because we cannot
take the constant questions beating on us.
When teenagers ask, “Why?” too often,
we call it rebellion.
We call it a generational disease.
You will be tested on these facts.
You cannot wear that.
There are people hurting and we can do nothing about it.
We silence them with answers and when
they question our answers we silence them again.
The babies learn to stop
and then relearn as teenagers
and then before they know it they
are the ones doing the silencing,
rather than the questioning."
— "Why is that?" by Claire Luisa (via claireluisa)
Art details 001: Claude Monet - Le Givre à Giverny
Adele Right As Rain