Shades of Grey

December 31, 2009 at 3:38 am 1 comment

He stared into his cup, noting that the black coffee was not black, but deep brown. Not many things of the world were really black, not even the night, not even mines. And the light was not white, either, even the palest light held within itself some hint of its origins, in fire.
– James Baldwin, Another Country

brown, not black,
is the antithesis
of white.

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  • 1. anakalianwhims  |  January 29, 2010 at 4:51 am

    Miss you. Your dad came in and sold books to me the other day. Some of them made me giggle and think of you. Hope you are well.



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