Party Down

You can't make homes out of human beings.

Someone should have already told you that.

And if he wants to leave then let him leave.

You are terrifying and strange and beautiful,

something not everyone knows how to love.

(Warsan Shire)

The little house on top of the hill | Davenport, Iowa


We came to right place today.

Happy Independence Day ya'll.

Mary Sue's All-American Doughnutshop & Café | Davenport, Iowa

Summer Comes to Middle America

If you have good thoughts,

they will shine out of your face like sunbeams,

and you will always look lovely.

(Roald Dahl)

Great River Brewery | Davenport, Iowa

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Getting Personal

"you don't have to learn.  how.  to love


you just have to remember there was

nothing wrong.

with you.  to begin with.

you just have to come home."

(nayyirah waheed)

Moline, Ilinois

Flashback: My girl, where are you sleeping tonight?

"Everyone who terrifies you is sixty-five percent water.

And everyone you love is made of stardust, and I know sometimes

you cannot even breathe deeply, and the night sky is no home,

and you have cried yourself to sleep enough times that you are

down to your last two percent, but nothing is infinite, not even loss.

You are made of the sea and the stars, and one day you are going to find yourself again.”

(Finn Butler)


Saddle Mountain | Clatsop County, Oregon 

Flashback: Come and Get Me

"She wasn't doing a thing that I could see, except

standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together."

(J.D. Salinger)

Moline, Illinois