Erica Jong, Fear of Flying
|—||Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (via itseasyjusttolookaway)|
|—||George Orwell, 1984 (via gracededieu)|
We enter a little coffeehouse with a friend of mine and give our order. While we’re aproaching our table two people come in and they go to the counter:
‘Five coffees, please. Two of them for us and three suspended’ They pay for their order, take the two and leave.
I ask my friend: “What are those ‘suspended’ coffees?”
My friend: “Wait for it and you will see.”
Some more people enter. Two girls ask for one coffee each, pay and go. The next order was for seven coffees and it was made by three lawyers - three for them and four ‘suspended’. While I still wonder what’s the deal with those ‘suspended’ coffees I enjoy the sunny weather and the beautiful view towards the square infront of the café. Suddenly a man dressed in shabby clothes who looks like a beggar comes in throught the door and kindly asks
‘Do you have a suspended coffee ?’
It’s simple - people pay in advance for a coffee meant for someone who can not afford a warm bevarage. The tradition with the suspended coffees started in Naples, but it has spread all over the world and in some places you can order not only a suspended coffee, but also a sandwitch or a whole meal.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have such cafés or even grocery stores in every town where the less fortunate will find hope and support ? If you own a business why don’t you offer it to your clients… I am sure many of them will like it.
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Jean Rhys, Smile Please
Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky
|—||1984, George Orwell (via titaniumroze)|
|—||John Greenleaf Whittier (via booksandnerds)|
Hayat tekrardan ibarettir çünkü. Hayatın gücü tekrarın gücüdür. Günlerin, ayların, mevsimlerin gücü. Tabii bir de şiirin. Şiirlerin tekrar eden dizelerinin gücü. Dinlere ne demeli? Hindu’nun mantrasını tekrar etmesi, Müslümanın tespih çekmesi ve senin “Yemek güzel olmuş mu?” diye sorman…
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La Infinito, café-libros-arte, Madrid. La Infinito is a bookshop café serving ‘long moments and nice chats’, afternoon readings, and wifi sessions, without making its customers worry that the waiter would remove the glasses from the table by the time they finish eating. Open from dawn to midnight, La Infinito serves breakfast with their completely original menu, in which all options are named after artists (e.g. name of juices are poets, musicians are shakes.) La Infinito is also a space open to all kinds of cultural events. There are two shelves loaded with books and essays about poetry and theater, copies of literary works which are available for selling and sharing, and a small stage available to artists who want to present interesting projects like poetry readings. There’s surely not a place for literature like La Infinito. (Photo by James Madden)