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"Absence my presence is, strangeness my grace."

aestheticgoddess:

Vasya Kolotusha, Lights

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2 days ago
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wall of arms

botanicalgardens:

I woke up with a loved one’s eyes upon me
Loved one’s arms around me
And I grew up in the bosom of my family
Eight strong arms around me

Oh, from the seed they’ve grown me
And I thank those…who kept me company
They are a wall of arms around me
Oh, it is they who are my army

The worms are what await me
It’s only me that can forgive me

And I have faith

1 week ago
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kylezman:

"If you must be a non-conformist, be sure that it is to challenge lazy assumptions and ideologies; and not just for the sake of pure rebellion"….

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1 week ago
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gerda-kay:

Letter from Tove Jansson to a reader, 1978.
   Dear Stephen,      Thank  you for your letter! I am so very glad to know that you really like my stories! Here is the island where I live five months a year, it looks rather forbidding but is full of wild flowers. You should see the storms out there in the middle of the Finnish Gulf – Splendid. The signal mast blew down last spring. Now I am in town again and miss the loneliness. I do wish you a fine autumn!                     
                                                                                               Tove Jansson
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gerda-kay:

Letter from Tove Jansson to a reader, 1978.

   Dear Stephen,
      Thank  you for your letter! I am so very glad to know that you really like my stories! Here is the island where I live five months a year, it looks rather forbidding but is full of wild flowers. You should see the storms out there in the middle of the Finnish Gulf – Splendid. The signal mast blew down last spring. Now I am in town again and miss the loneliness. I do wish you a fine autumn!
                     

                                                                                               Tove Jansson

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2 weeks ago
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Find a quiet place, relax the body, close the eyes and remind yourself to be accepting of the reality of the moment. Acceptance is always about the moment, and not longer than that.

Michael Kewley

Freeing yourself from suffering.

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3 weeks ago
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radicalarchive:

'Black World', Johnson Publishing Company, Chicago, 1972-1974.

1 week ago
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blackpoemusic:

“All the Pretty Little Horses” is an authentic slave lullaby; it reveals the bitter feelings of Negro mothers who had to watch over their white charges while neglecting their own children.

“All the Pretty Little Horses”Hushaby, don’t you cry,Go to sleepy, little baby.When you wake, you shall have cake,And all the pretty little horses.Blacks and bays, dapples and grays,Coach and six-a little horses.Way down yonder in the meadow,There’s a poor little lambie;The bees and the butterflies pickin’ out his eyes,The poor little thing cries, “Mammy.”Hushaby, don’t you cryGo to sleepy, little baby.

blackpoemusic:

“All the Pretty Little Horses” is an authentic slave lullaby; it reveals the bitter feelings of Negro mothers who had to watch over their white charges while neglecting their own children.


“All the Pretty Little Horses”
Hushaby, don’t you cry,
Go to sleepy, little baby.
When you wake, you shall have cake,
And all the pretty little horses.
Blacks and bays, dapples and grays,
Coach and six-a little horses.

Way down yonder in the meadow,
There’s a poor little lambie;
The bees and the butterflies pickin’ out his eyes,
The poor little thing cries, “Mammy.”
Hushaby, don’t you cry
Go to sleepy, little baby.

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1 week ago
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archiemcphee:

We see clouds so often that it’s easy to forget how amazing they are. Thankfully German astronaut and geophysicist Alexander Gerst is currently aboard the International Space Station where he often spends his free time taking countless extraordinary photos of the Earth as it’s whizzing by 205 miles below.

Gerst is particularly fond of photographing dramatic shadows cast by cloud formations - something that we cannot see down here on Earth. These stunning photos remind how awesome clouds are as they cast shadows that stretch for thousands of miles across the planet’s surface. Shadows so long that they eventually disappear into the black horizon.

Follow Alexander Gerst’s Twitter feed for new photos shared daily.

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2 weeks ago
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portal-cat:

Pablo Picasso: Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, 1907

portal-cat:

Pablo Picasso: Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, 1907

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2 weeks ago
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flowerfield:

This one needs a revisit. I love it so much

3 weeks ago
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