quote 25 Jul
“ We are living in a time when flowers are trying to live on flowers, instead of growing on good rain and black loam. Even fireworks, for all their prettiness, come from the chemistry of the earth. Yet somehow we think we can grow, feeding on flowers and fireworks, without completing the cycle back to reality…. ”
— Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 (via jenmyers)
quote 10 Jul
“ When I was a student at Cambridge I remember an anthropology professor holding up a picture of a bone with 28 incisions carved in it. “This is often considered to be man’s first attempt at a calendar” she explained. She paused as we dutifully wrote this down. ‘My question to you is this – what man needs to mark 28 days? I would suggest to you that this is woman’s first attempt at a calendar.’
It was a moment that changed my life. In that second I stopped to question almost everything I had been taught about the past. How often had I overlooked women’s contributions? ”
— Sandi Toksvig. (via nonsunblob, learninglog) (via sandyblonde) (via jhorna)
quote 28 May
“ …And at once I knew, I was not magnificent
Strayed above the highway aisle
(Jagged vacance, thick with ice)
I could see for miles, miles, miles ”
— Bon Iver, Holocene
link 23 Apr Ghosts, Gold, Thunder, God»
I wrote a piece on coming from California to Chicago. It felt good to write again.
quote 16 Apr
“ But David Foster Wallace predicted a hopeful turn. He could see a new wave of artistic rebels who “might well emerge as some weird bunch of anti-rebels… who dare somehow to back away from ironic watching, who have the childish gall actually to endorse and instantiate single-entendre principles… Who eschew self-consciousness and hip fatigue.” Yet Wallace was tentative and self-conscious in describing these rebels of sincerity. He suspected they would be called out as “backward, quaint, naïve, anachronistic.” He didn’t know if their mission would succeed, but he knew real rebels risked disapproval. As far as he could tell, the next wave of great artists would dare to cut against the prevailing tone of cynicism and irony, risking “sentimentality,” “ovecredulity” and “softness.” ”
quote 29 Mar
“ Curiosity is insubordination in its purest form. ”
— Vladimir Nabokov (via jenmyers)
quote 15 Mar
“ Passion has little to do with euphoria and everything to do with patience. It is not about feeling good. It is about endurance. Like patience, passion comes from the same Latin root: pati. It does not mean to flow with exuberance. It means to suffer. ”
— Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves (via jenmyers)

(Source: honeyforthehomeless)

video 13 Mar

The AETHER Project

photo 6 Mar
quote 1 Mar

[…] It seems only yesterday,

when what
I keep saying to myself is
Take a leaf from the fire, open
Your hand, see
Where you are going,
When what I am trying to find is
The beginning,
In the ashes,

A wing, when what we are looking for
In each other
Is each other,

The stars at noon,

While the light worships its blind god.

— W.S. Merwin

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