gentlevoices:

606 (by minako-mipper)

philaautia:

goldenxpvssy:

Mila Kunis & Zoe Saldana

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The Perfect City Code by Richard Blanco

kathleenjoy:

1(a) Streets shall be designed Euro-Style with 300-ft right-of-ways, 
         benches, and flowered traffic circles, to provide a distinct sense of 
         beauty, regardless of cost.

1(b) There shall be a canopy of trees; these shall be your favorite: Giant 
         Royal Palms, 
25-ft high, whereas their fronds shall meet in cathedral-
          like arches with a continuous breeze that shall slip in our sleeves
          and flutter against our bodies so as to produce angel-like sensations 
          of eternity.

1(c) There shall be bushes; these shall also be your favorite: Tea Roses
      @2-ft o.c. to provide enough blooms for casual picking; whereas 
        said blooms shall spy on us from crystal glasses set next to the 
        stove, over coffee-table books, or in front of mirrors.

2(a) Sidewalks shall be crack-proof and 15-ft wide for continuous, 
         side-by-side conversations; painted either a) Sunflower-Brown
         b) Mango Blush, or c) Rosemont Henna; whereas such colors shall
         evoke, respectively: the color of your eyelashes, of your palms, the 
         shadows on your skin. 

3(a) There shall be an average of one (1) Parisian-style café per city 
         block, where I shall meet your eyes, dark as espresso, above the rim 
         of your demitasse, and hold your hand like a music box underneath 
         the table; where we shall exercise all those romantic, cliché gestures 
         we were always too smart for.

3(b) There shall also be one (1) open-air market per city block to facilitate
         the purchase of tulips, raspberries, white chocolate baci, and other
         gourmet items to lavish our lives; whereas every night I shall watch 
         you through a glass of brandy as you dice fresh cilantro and dill, 
         disappearing into the scent steaming around you.

4(a) Utility poles or structures that obstruct our view shall not be 
         permitted. At all times we shall have one of those following vistas: 
         birds messaging across the sky, a profile of mountains asleep on 
         their backs, or a needle-point of stars.

5(a) There shall be an Arts District and we shall float through gallery
          rooms on Saturday afternoons perplexed by the pain or conflict 
          we can’t feel in a line or a splatter of color; works that glorify or 
          romanticize tragedy shall not be allowed.

5(b) There shall also be a Historic District to provide residents with a 
         distinct sense of another time. We shall live there, in a loft with oak 
         floors, a rose-marble mantle where our photos will gather; our years 
         together will compete with the age of the brick walls and cobble 
         stones below our vine-threaded balcony.

(*) Without exception, there shall be a central square with a water 
      fountain where we shall sit every evening by the pageantry of
      cherubs, where we shall listen to the trickle of their coral mouths; 
      where I shall trust the unspoken; where you shall never again tell 
      me there’s nothing here for you, nothing to keep you, nothing to 
      change your mind.

(via epanistamai)

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The Perfect City Code by Richard Blanco

kathleenjoy:

1(a) Streets shall be designed Euro-Style with 300-ft right-of-ways,
benches, and flowered traffic circles, to provide a distinct sense of
beauty, regardless of cost.

1(b) There shall be a canopy of trees; these shall be your favorite: Giant
Royal Palms,
25-ft high,…

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