And all my days are trances, and all my nightly dreams are where thy grey eye...– Edgar Allan Poe (To One in Paradise)
Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.– Dr. Seuss (via obliviscentes)
Think you’re escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest...– James Joyce, Ulysses (via liquidnight)
I think a book should be judged 10 years later, after reading and re-reading it....– Umberto Eco in The Guardian (via thelifeguardlibrarian)
Illusion is the first of all pleasures.– Voltaire (via anunperfect)
"Ban ignorance, not Pit Bulls."
Knowledge isn’t power until it is applied.– Dale Carnegie (via shaktilover)
The True Cost of Christmas
mentalflossr: Each year PNC Wealth Management calculates the total cost of all 364 items mentioned/repeated in “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” This year it topped $100,000 for the first time.
I believe that the biggest problem with Black Friday is not people’s desire to...– Amanda Marcotte, Pepper spray for your convenience | pandagon.net (via dendroica)
Art arises when the secret vision of the artist and the manifestation of nature agree to find new shapes. - Kahlil Gibran
giving thanks. →
Home studio development begins.Though I subscribe to a friend’s assessment that saving our grateful nature becomes inauthentic when we do it once a year, I still try to spend a few hours…
In the end, I think the relationships that survive in this world are the ones...– Douglas Coupland (via paperlover)
Some Beautiful Dirt: Wabi-sabi →
(found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wabi-sabi) The aesthetic “wabi sabi” is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”. Characteristics of the wabi-sabi aesthetic include asymmetry, asperity (roughness or irregularity), simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty, intimacy and appreciation of the ingenuous integrity of natural objects and processes. ...
We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose...– J.K. Rowling (via tantum)
This is what the things can teach us: to fall, patiently to trust our...– Rainer Maria Rilke, from Rilke’s Book of Hours: Love Poems to God (translated by Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy)
Writers aren’t people exactly. Or, if they’re any good, they’re a whole lot of...– Madeleine L’Engle (via cite-belle)
To be fearless isn’t really to overcome fear, it’s to come to know its nature.– Pema Chodron (via psychsquirrel)
One should not fear death. All songs end, yet we still listen to music.– Grant Gallagher (via uarewhatudream)
Excerpt from: Licked to Death by a Pit Bull.
In the first few months after bringing Nola home, she consistently surprised us in every way. Our “junkyard dog,” she of dubious lineage and dangerous reputation, was more elaborate with her affection than any canine either of us had ever owned—more than all those retrievers, spaniels, hounds, terriers, and shepherds put together. If we were in any danger at all, it was the danger of having our...
What you will is more often what you won’t. - สิ่งที่คุณมักจะทำคือสิ่งที่คุณจะไม่ทำ
More fundamental than religion is our basic human spirituality. We have a basic...– Dalai Lama (via usgroovykids)
The folks who are most likely to be committing these crimes, obviously Muslims...– Rick Santorum, answering Wolf Blitzer’s question as to whether he’d endorse profiling for anti-terrorism on the grounds of ethnicity or religion. (via shortformblog) (via palindrones) Remember this?: “The terrorist threat posed by radicalized Muslim-Americans has been exaggerated, according to...