Eye Candy

The Right to Idle

Photos of Jenny’s free days in Lithuania.


  • Abbey xoxo July 18th, 2014 3:20 PM

    Numbers 1, 8, and 14 are probably my favorites. I also love the “Ugh” graffiti!!!!


  • blueolivia July 18th, 2014 3:33 PM

    wow wow wow jenny, your photos are excellent. and your narration only makes them more poignant. you’ve done a beautiful job ♥

  • speakeasied July 18th, 2014 3:35 PM

    This is one of the most beautiful photosets I have ever seen on Rookie. The combination of pictures and words and how well they complement each other is truly amazing.

  • Emma Dajska July 18th, 2014 4:07 PM

    this. THIS.

  • Erin. July 18th, 2014 4:25 PM

    Jenny, this is beautiful. Your work always fills me with hope for the future and for life, and for that I thank you.

  • clocksheep July 18th, 2014 5:05 PM

    Ahhh, everything about this is so beautiful. I feel so warm and hopeful.

  • Hannah May July 18th, 2014 5:16 PM

    Amazing! 5 and 8 are my favorites


  • Jesss July 18th, 2014 5:17 PM

    everything you write is so beautiful

  • Eileen July 18th, 2014 6:17 PM

    I really loved how you said you “pushed at doors to see where else you could go” I do that all the time, just wiggle whatever handles are in front of me. Ive sounded so many fire alarms

  • mangointhesky July 18th, 2014 7:09 PM

    These are so perfect! How do you get pictures to be so vintage-y?!


  • emseely July 18th, 2014 7:35 PM

    i love travel pieces, they take me away. i’m visiting japan right now, it’s another world. i understand this piece, i think.

  • lutimes2 July 18th, 2014 9:00 PM

    This is so beautiful

  • ronit July 18th, 2014 9:56 PM

    so thankful for jenny bagel and her ability to express complex feelings (that are often not discussed) with beautiful words

  • Zoe July 19th, 2014 12:28 AM

    okay these captions actually changed my brain a bit. thank you.


  • Serena Head July 19th, 2014 3:24 AM

    Love what you wrote <3

  • Sam July 19th, 2014 6:40 AM

    These are beautiful. It’s beautiful to be able to tell a story in both pictures and words. Especially a story as poignant as this.


  • Vit July 19th, 2014 4:30 PM

    i know this will be incredibly immature but YAAAY VILNIUS! BALTICS REPRESENT! WE EXIST! SOME OTHERS KNOW IT!
    but i really loved this piece, it is always interesting to see familiar places through other’s eyes and stories that have happened there.

    • Elizabete July 21st, 2014 4:50 AM


      I’m Latvian and it was super cool to see Lithuania here, especially since I just spend the weekend in Žemaitija.
      Next you have to come to Riga, Jenny!


      • Vit July 22nd, 2014 4:12 PM

        dang the world is a small place :–)

  • DymondMag July 19th, 2014 6:21 PM

    both the photographs and your writing are so beautiful. didn’t expect it to move me so much

  • tmitessa July 20th, 2014 12:03 AM

    Wonderful film photography-love the dreamy vibe given off by them. (Such is something that I find often appears in Rookie photo collections.)
    Now I’d like to make my way to Vilnius one day!

  • llamalina July 21st, 2014 2:21 AM

    this is so so freaking beautiful, everything that comes from jenny is GOLDEN


  • matangi July 21st, 2014 8:56 AM

    I love this, combination of poetry through word and image! They work so well together!

  • JGrace July 23rd, 2014 1:58 PM

    “Pain invites narrative as much as it rejects it. I needed so badly to get away from words. I had abused them during my period of heartbreak—I had so much to say, but saying it no longer gave me relief.”

    Ugh, wow. I completely understand this feeling and you were able to put it into words that simultaneously make sense and sound good.

  • joana-e July 27th, 2014 5:20 AM

    This was such a great read, Jenny!
    I remember seeing you with the butterfly stickers, in a poetry reading that July. I drew you in my sketchbook. :-)