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SCENIC ROUTE no. 3

This Monday morning, I'm starting my week a day behind on horrifying news.  Some reading to help us process, some art for perspective, a podcast for respite:

Illustration by Eva Bednářová from 1967 Czech children's book 'Rikali Mi Leni' by Zdeňka Bezděková on 50 Watts.

Illustration by Eva Bednářová from 1967 Czech children's book 'Rikali Mi Leni' by Zdeňka Bezděková on 50 Watts.

LISTEN:

A podcast about Heaven's Gate  aims to unpack the history and possibility of a group like Heaven's Gate, the UFO-religious millenarian cult that began in 1974 and ended with a mass suicide in 1996.

READ:

Danez Smith is a writer from St. Paul, MN whose personal, complicated, stunning poems span love and loss, hope and despair, Blackness and boyness and queerness.  You can read some of their poems on Poetry Foundation; from "summer, somewhere":

no need for geography
now that we’re safe everywhere.

point to whatever you please
& call it church, home, or sweet love.

paradise is a world where everything
is a sanctuary & nothing is a gun. 

Illustration by Eva Bednářová on 50 Watts.

Illustration by Eva Bednářová on 50 Watts.

Three attempts at understanding: The Link Between Domestic Violence and Mass Shootings on The New Yorker, A Most American Terrorist: The Making of Dylann Roof on GQ, and 'No Way to Prevent This,' Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens on The Onion.

LOOK:

Gorgeous, obscure illustration from book-related media of all kinds (and all eras!) on 50 Watts, a design blog now rapidly eating away at my workday where I found the lovely illustrations above, from 1967 Czech children's book 'Rikali Mi Leni' by Zdeňka Bezděková.

EF graphic designer (and recommender of aforementioned beautiful blog) Esteban Gonzales has new artwork up at High Five Coffee on Rankin Ave in downtown Asheville, and I can't wait to check it out.

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