The Internet Archive is dear to the heart of probably every former, current, and future library or archives school student; to anyone who delights in the wee hours to vintage film ephemera; to researchers of the early internet, or of digital art in the 00s; to procrastinators and browsers and devoted Pinterest pinners; to anyone in search of inspiration.
And today, on Elizabeth Bishop's birthday, it is especially dear to me. Because I don't know why but there you may (must!) spend a moment with you and yourself, and listen to the great poet read some of her most wonderful poems.*
Ok, and here she is delivering a recording of maybe my favorite one of her poems, "The Map," from North and South:
* Unless, that is, you have to spend today with Beyonce again...