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Of Milk And Honey

“She seemed to know, to accept, to welcome her position, the citadel of the family, the strong place that could not be taken. And since old Tom and the childr...
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“She seemed to know, to accept, to welcome her position, the citadel of the family, the strong place that could not be taken. And since old Tom and the children could not know hurt or fear unless she acknowledged hurt or fear, she had practiced denying them in herself. And since, when a joyful thing happened, they looked to see whether joy was on her, it was her habit to build laughter out of inadequate materials....She seemed to know that if she swayed the family shook, and if she ever deeply wavered or despaired the family would fall.”

Describing Ma Joad, in The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck





It feels like a very long time ago that I posted anything!



I was originally going to post this photo later, along with others from the same set, but I decided to just go and post it. We've had a nasty heat stroke here recently, which has turned my mind often to the dust bowl, and the poor souls of The Grapes of Wrath. It's hard to imagine people mistaking California for the land of milk and honey they'd been promised, but I guess that's how it happened; they didn't know. No one had been here before, and there's no internet. For poor folk of modest means, all they can listen to is the gossip that makes it way across the states. The gossip that wrongly promises all will be well when they reach the golden state of sunshine. We're fresh out of happy endings here, folks.



I've been hard at work at a huge project and I can't wait to show it to you... another couple weeks, probably :)



Model: Katie Johnson. Y'all should check out her new pro Facebook page!




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