in search of peter pan.
"whisper fairy stories until they are real" ~vashti bunyan.
— Marianne Boruch in “Hopkins by Heart,” Poetry’s Old Air (1995)
the german bombardment of hartlepool, england 1914- photographer unknown
young man on bicycle ca. 1897, holland
”He has his foot on the post to try to create a natural looking riding position. People often had themselves photographed on bicycles in this era. They say that the bicycle did wonders for the Dutch gene pool as young men could cycle to another village to find a bride.’ - yvonne thompson