gradual enlightenment

with gusto

“We like to be out in nature so much because it has no opinion about us.”

—   Friedrich Nietzsche - Human, All Too Human (via fireintheshade)

(Source: sisyphean-revolt, via you-are-beyond)

rasputinmaxim:

A worthy endeavour, an alternative symphony from the ambitious, corrosive ones on offer, that we are told are good for us. I would rather this, and the inner peace that comes with it.

rasputinmaxim:

A worthy endeavour, an alternative symphony from the ambitious, corrosive ones on offer, that we are told are good for us. I would rather this, and the inner peace that comes with it.

“So heavy
is the long-necked, long-bodied heron,
always it is a surprise
when her smoke-colored wings

open
and she turns
from the thick water,
from the black sticks

of the summer pond,
and slowly
rises into the air
and is gone.

Then, not for the first or the last time,
I take the deep breath
of happiness, and I think
how unlikely it is

that death is a hole in the ground,
how improbable
that ascension is not possible,
though everything seems so inert, so nailed

back into itself —
the muskrat and his lumpy lodge,
the turtle,
the fallen gate.

And especially it is wonderful
that the summers are long
and the ponds so dark and so many,
and therefore it isn’t a miracle

but the common thing,
this decision,
this trailing of the long legs in the water,
this opening up of the heavy body

into a new life: see how the sudden
gray-blue sheets of her wings
strive toward the wind; see how the clasp of nothing
takes her in.”

—   Heron Rises from the Dark, Summer Pond by Mary Oliver (via artpropelled)

“We do not escape into philosophy, psychology, and art—we go there to restore our shattered selves into whole ones.”

—   Anaïs Nin (via venuschild)

(via artpropelled)

visual-poetry:

»still waiting« by anatol knotek
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visual-poetry:

»still waiting« by anatol knotek

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princessjohnegbert:



Fun Historical Fact: There used to be more gay and lesbian content in early silent films until religious groups protested resulting in “decency standards.”

princessjohnegbert:

Fun Historical Fact: There used to be more gay and lesbian content in early silent films until religious groups protested resulting in “decency standards.”

(Source: string-a-plume, via you-are-beyond)

incidentalcomics:

Making the Leap

incidentalcomics:

Making the Leap

(via goodideaexchange)

sharonvanhalen:

nprmusic:

Marisa Anderson brought her small guitarmy to NPR’s Tiny Desk and kicked up some dirt. 

Love this woman.  X

sharonvanhalen:

nprmusic:

Marisa Anderson brought her small guitarmy to NPR’s Tiny Desk and kicked up some dirt

Love this woman. X

oldtimefriend:

"Happiness, not in another place but in this place… not for another hour, but this hour" - Walt Whitman

oldtimefriend:

"Happiness, not in another place but in this place… not for another hour, but this hour" - Walt Whitman

(Source: herkindoftea, via boxforstanding)