Ruth Halbert: looking, thinking, making
  • "When in the middle of a difficult situation and I can feel myself provoked and the heat of anger rising, I actually say to myself this would not be happening if I didn’t have a karmic debt. And the way I relate to this right now can erase the karmic debt or make the debt deeper. And this type of situation is going to keep manifesting itself in my life until I erase this debt and now is my opportunity. And that is my motivation for being patient in the moment and not responding with my own irritation."
    Pema Chödrön, Don’t Bite the Hook (via emotional-algebra)
    • 146
  • "Live your Art. Don’t think about it."
    Bill Viola (b.1951, American)

    (Source: artchipel, via catherinewillis)

    • 1955
  • "There are all kinds of silences and each of them means a different thing. There is the silence that comes with morning in a forest, and this is different from the silence of a sleeping city."
    Beryl Markham, West with the Night (via fables-of-the-reconstruction)
    • 99
  • "Tomorrow
    we are
    bones and ash,
    the roots of weeds
    poking through
    our skulls.
    simple clothes,
    empty mind,
    full stomach,
    alive, aware,
    right here,
    right now.
    Drunk on music,
    who needs wine?
    Come on,
    let’s go dancing
    while we’ve
    still got feet."
    David Budbill, “Tomorrow” (via fables-of-the-reconstruction)
    • 43
  • "Nothingness! To accept the great nothingness of life seemed to be the one end of living. All the many busy and important little things that make up the grand sum-total of nothingness!"
    D.H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover (via fables-of-the-reconstruction)
    • 404
  • "Contemporary love is a lolly scramble of neediness. If only we could handle our wounds together with grace. Nothing endures without a deeper love, nothing liberates like a deeper love - the source of which is never the mind."
    Lauren Stace. (via significances)
    • 8
  • "The only true surrender is to love."
    Unknown . (via significances)
    • 2
  • "Since a three-dimensional object casts a two-dimensional shadow, we should be able to imagine the unknown four-dimensional object whose shadow we are."
    Marcel Duchamp (via fables-of-the-reconstruction)
    • 2613
  • una-lady-italiana:

    Anaïs Nin by Irving Penn (1970)

    "There are two ways to reach me: by way of kisses or by way of the imagination.
    But there is a hierarchy: the kisses alone don’t work.”

    (from:” Henry and June”)

    (via catherinewillis)

    • 98
    • 98