Ithaca summer forever.
(reality tv gifs)
AND THEN WHEN IT’S ALL OVER I’M LIKE:
Wise words to be graduate to.
This is Water, a commencement speech by David Foster Wallace.
I wonder how many people overlook the sankofa symbols all around DC residential neighborhoods.
A lot of people do. Mr. Bechet, art professor and my former Freshman seminar teacher, told me about how this was standard for houses of Free People of Color around New Orleans. Basically, white people allowed these symbols because they didn’t really know what they were (they assumed that these were simply ornamental). And this sankofa symbol was constantly reproduced in African-American cast iron gate designs.
black slaves did a lot of the iron work you see around the south and in older homes in the north.
a lil something we brought with us being that we had been smelting iron b4 the europeans used water to wash their behinds.
Bolded emphasis, mine. I love when the things that we managed not to lose on the way over here show up all around us.
i always notice it, but never connected the dots!
I never knew what these meant, I have seen them everywhere and all of my life. Damn.
I never knew this
Here’s a pic i found of the sankofa symbol
all over the dominican republic you will see the same designs, particularly in lower class homes gates. so fucking interesting. my grandmothers front porch has got several of those.
reblogging again for the shit people look at but never see
holy shit. my own fence has this in it and I had no idea.
The railings on the house I’ve lived in for 18 years have these designs, I never knew anything about them until today.
^Very interesting to see the different responses from all kinds of people.
Good job south campus. If only these were all over the place at school #rape #sexualassault #help #911
I took a 7 week coast to coast road trip after being laid off from Boeing. I didn’t have a camper but realized that being able to pull off the road at a rest or truck stop was the way to go to make the trip affordable. With a few sheets of 1/2” plywood and misc. hardware this is what I came up with. The effort was well worth the time and materials.