Each day, we wake slightly altered, and the person we were yesterday is dead. So why, one could say, be afraid of death, when death comes all the time? — John Updike, Self-Consciousness (via larmoyante)
i am a prayer and a fever. for gaza. — (via nayyirahwaheed)
via A Re-Imagined Palestine- Guernica / A Magazine of Art & Politics
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Realize deeply that the present moment is all you will ever have. — Eckhart Tolle (via beautyismadness)
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"A poem is a place where the conditions of beyondness and withinness are made palpable, where to imagine is to feel what it is like to be. It allows us to have the life we are denied because we are too busy living. Even more paradoxically, poetry permits us to live in ourselves as if we were just out of reach of ourselves."
—Mark Strand, closing lines to section III of ”On Becoming a Poet,” from The Weather of Words (Alfred A. Knopf, 2000)
"The recruits of 1914 have the look of ghosts. They are queuing up to be slaughtered: they are already dead." - Geoff Dyer, The Missing of the Somme
[Image: Austrian soldier at the wooden trenches during WWI, Eastern Europe, 1915, via deathandmysticism]
Enlightenment is understanding that there is nowhere to go, nothing to do, and nobody you have to be except exactly who you’re being right now. — Neale Donald Walsch (via emotional-algebra)
(via Stretching the Truth of Photography)
Photography’s initial accomplishment was to allow for the instantaneous transformation of a four-dimensional object or event into a static, two-dimensional representation. However, in the catalogue for the 1970 exhibition Photography into Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, Peter C. Burnell — the museum’s then curator of photography — insisted that the medium could be pushed to even greater creative possibilities:
(via Weekend Studio Visit: John Willenbecher in Tribeca, New York)
John Willenbecher tells me that his recent paintings are about “connecting the dots.” One of his lifelong interests has been the night sky – abstraction in nature – which he traces to his childhood interest in astronomy while growing up in eastern Pennsylvania. For his thirteenth birthday his parents gave him A Primer for Star Gazers by Henry M. Neely.
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