Notes: 493 / 1 week ago
from lexluthr (originally from oofpoetry)
"It’s a gift, this cloudless November morning
warm enough for you to walk without a jacket
along your favorite path. The rhythmic shushing
of your feet through fallen leaves should be
enough to quiet the mind, so it surprises you
when you catch yourself telling off your boss
for a decade of accumulated injustices,
all the things you’ve never said circling inside you.
It’s the rising wind that pulls you out of it,
and you look up to see a cloud of leaves
swirling in sunlight, flickering against the blue
and rising above the treetops, as if the whole day
were sighing, Let it go, let it go,
for this moment at least, let it all go."
Notes: 15314 / 1 week ago
from loveyourchaos (originally from shortformblog)
These are real snowflakes, photographed by Alexey Kljatov with a macro lens. Truly beautiful stuff in this collection. As a bonus, he’s posted high-res versions too, and they’re all free to download. source
1 week ago
"This story expresses, I think, most completely his philosophy of life. I felt, though I do not know whether he would have accepted such an image, that he thought of civilized and morally tolerable human life as a dangerous walk on a thin crust of barely cooled lava which at any moment might break and let the unwary sink into fiery depths. He was very conscious of the various forms of passionate madness to which men are prone, and it was this that gave him such a profound belief in the importance of discipline."
- Bertrand Russel on Joseph Conrad in Portraits from Memory and Other Essays, 1956
Notes: 84130 / 2 weeks ago
from loveyourchaos (originally from simply-divine-creation)
Notes: 50132 / 2 weeks ago
from spiritmolecule (originally from yuukiina)
Notes: 1155 / 2 weeks ago
from weekndsareforl-o-v-e (originally from gia-softlips-nudity)
Notes: 111 / 2 weeks ago
from aradiosonggirl (originally from photographerandartist)
Notes: 4386 / 2 weeks ago
from tectusregis (originally from dragon-rising)
Death is rewarding because of the trials and tribulations that came with living. As the soul lays down heavy, the emotional baggage is finally released, and all that’s forthcoming is the freedom you’ve always been seeking.
Notes: 8197 / 2 weeks ago
from tectusregis (originally from bloodmilk)
2 weeks ago
It is nice to see the reactions - some laugh and make fun, some are more serious… kind of helps me understand that not all is bad in this world.