Faeries; Brian Froud.
I spent hours upon hours as a child paging through this book.
Perhaps all women are part faerie, for what woman can deny her faerie blood when the portals to her own land are open; when the full moon sings its insistent song; when sorrow and passion and rage pulse through her body at moon times. This is why women are the chosen ones of Faerie, pat of the vibrant, fluid, emotional soul of the world…
—Brian Froud’s World of Faerie (via astralfaerie)
The Late Great Me by Sandra Scoppettone
I’ll let you in on a secret: I kind of hate Suzuki Beane. Not the character, but the whole bizarre situation the book is about. This is straight out of the Mad Men universe. Suzuki is a largely neglected beatnik kid, and her friend, Henry, is rich. The message is, I guess, supposed to be about…
Suzuki Beane is a parody of Beatnik culture, plain and simple. In the quest for all of the hipsters to find themselves, who takes care of the kids? It’s completely tongue and cheek.
Suzuki Beane is a book written in ‘61 by Sandra Scoppettone and illustrated by Louise Fitzhugh. It is actually a play on the popular Kay Thompson series, Eloise. Suzuki Beane is a hip young lady living with her beatnik parents in a tiny flat on Bleecker Street. It’s a really charming read with great illustrations.
I am a cosmic love pulse matrix.
—Frank Zappa, 200 Motels (1971)
The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world.
—Carl Sagan, Marihuana Reconsidered (1971)