So often, a visit to a bookshop has cheered me and reminded me that there are good things in the world.
Vincent Van Gogh (via ablogwithaview)
When I was a student at Cambridge I remember an anthropology professor holding up a picture of a bone with 28 incisions carved in it. “This is often considered to be man’s first attempt at a calendar” she explained. She paused as we dutifully wrote this down. ‘My question to you is this – what man needs to mark 28 days? I would suggest to you that this is woman’s first attempt at a calendar.’
It was a moment that changed my life. In that second I stopped to question almost everything I had been taught about the past. How often had I overlooked women’s contributions?
She is not mine. I don’t think she could ever be anyone’s. She doesn’t want to be owned. That’s what I love most about her.
letters my grandpa wrote about my grandmother (via imjust-a-girl)