so hot you shiver, so desperate you laugh– (via magnificentruin)
The life of a mythology derives from the vitality of its symbols as metaphors...– Joseph Campbell in “The Inner Reaches of Outer Space: Metaphor As Myth and As Religion”
Matins by Louise Gluck
journalofanobody: You want to know how I spend my time? I walk the front lawn, pretending to be weeding. You ought to know I’m never weeding, on my knees, pulling clumps of clover from the flower beds: in fact I’m looking for courage, for some evidence my life will change, though it takes forever, checking each clump for the symbolic leaf, and soon the summer is ending, already the leaves...
Values I hold most dear: generosity, playfulness, a relaxed attitude about...– Rob Brezsny (via alexandrawolf)
Change yourself in the way you want everyone else to change Love your enemies...– Luminous Tease, Rob Brezsny (via littlegirllostla)
Nothing is more fragile than the surface.– Deleuze (via miles-to-go-before-sleep)
Words are small shapes in the gorgeous chaos of the world. But they are shapes,...– Diane Ackerman, A Natural History of the Senses (via moleculess)
Riding my Bike Beneath the Harsh and Unrelenting...
When I was a few years old, my parents found me huddled in a corner of our living room, quietly holding my hands together, awash in a glow of shame. It seems I had placed them on a burning lamp, the glass scorching my small and bewildered hands. I’m not sure where the shame came from or where it resides now, but I know that this is how I want to express myself. I want my words, my...
One of the things I noticed while hanging out with my friends Kika Thorne and...– Darren O’Donnell, in an interview with Sheila Heti published in the May 2011 Believer.
I think that’s what art is: art is communication made in the hope that...– Misha Glouberman with Sheila Heti, The Chairs Are Where the People Go (via allhehearisbirds)
We live in an age of some really great blow-job artists. Every era has its art...– How Should A Person Be (via fauxlita) I NEED THIS BOOK
No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself.– Virginia Woolf (via seabois)
thenewinquiry: Let’s face it. We’re undone by each other. And if we’re not, we’re missing something. If this seems so clearly the case with grief, it is only because it was already the case with desire. One does not always stay intact. It may be that one wants to, or does, but it may also be that despite one’s best efforts, one is undone, in the face of the other, by the touch, by the scent, by...
People who come out of nowhere to try to put into words any part of what goes on...– Antonin Artaud
I don’t think any day is worth living without thinking about what you’re going...– ― Nora Ephron (via bbook)
There is a message from you on the machine saying “hold your breath” or...– Andrew Mister, excerpt from Trapdoor Fucking Exit, Part 1 (via grammatolatry)