this guy, columbus

The children had already been trundled off quarreling to distribute nut cups to veterans, Gerardo had already made his filial call from St. Moritz, Elena had already been photographed in her Red Cross uniform and had changed back into magenta crepe de chine pajamas.

(joan didion, from a book of common prayer)

It’s like, how did Columbus discover America when the Indians were already here? What kind of shit is that, but white people’s shit?

(miles davis, from miles: the autobiography)

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