My tiny companion’s name is Simone Lucie Marie Ernestine Bertrand de Beauvoir Fiel Prima. It’s my feminist daughter who baptized her that not very short name inspired by her idolized French philosopher. But, we all dearly call our Shorkie just Beaver. It’s the same nickname of Simone de Beauvoir as fondly called by her long time companion, the existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sarthe.
In the book The Photography of William T. Vollmann, it says that, “‘When doing research and when taking documentary photographs, it is essential “to capture candid moments of reality.’ Therefore, a significant ethical guideline within the field is to never intentionally influence the scene or involve oneself with the subjects at hand.”
“How many prisoners are there going to be, fifteen years from now? And they found they could predict it very easily, using a pretty simple algorithm, based about asking what percentage of ten- and eleven-year-olds couldn’t read. And certainly couldn’t read for pleasure.” – Neil Gaiman in a beautiful piece titled “Why Our Future Depends on Libraries, Reading and Daydreaming.”