"What we overlook is that underneath the ground of our beliefs, opinions, and concepts is a boundless sea of uncertainty. The concepts we cling to are like tiny boats tossed about in the middle of the vast ocean. We stand on our beliefs and ideas thinking they’re solid, but in fact, they (and we) are on shifting seas."

Steve Hagen

from slow muse

(via fourteenth)

Coffee & Dark Chocolate

Coffee & Dark Chocolate

"No one but Night, with tears on her dark face,
Watches beside me in this windy place."

Edna St. Vincent Millay,  Night Is My Sister, And How Deep In Love

(via liquidnight)

Instructions for a painless goodbye (by antonio•merini)

Album Art

Composer: Luigi Boccherini (1743 - 1805)

Work: Fandango from Guitar Quintet Nr. 4 in D major (1798)

Performer: José Miguel Moreno, La Real Cámara

(via dailyclassicalmusic:)

Played 686 times.

Sleeping Fox

"Inability to accept the mystic experience is more than an intellectual handicap. Lack of awareness of the basic unity of organism and environment is a serious and dangerous hallucination. For in a civilisation equipped with immense technological power, the sense of alienation between man and nature leads to the use of technology in a hostile spirit — to the “conquest” of nature instead of intelligent co-operation with nature."
Alan Watts
(via eight-bruises)

READING LIST: Doppelgänger

One of my favourite tropes: the doppelgänger! The word is borrowed from the German language and translates as “double walker.” It is a figure that is physically nearly identical (either a twin or of supernatural origin) to someone else, usually the protagonist. These stories tend to center around the double creating conflict and the protagonist trying to contain the damage while suffering the consequences (“that wasn’t me, it was my evil twin!“). The doppelgänger often functions as a dark double, the embodiment of things the protagonist has tried to suppress in himself.

(via thenarratologist:)

Eva (by laura zalenga)

"Sitting quietly, doing nothing,
Spring comes,
And the grass grows by itself."


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Herbarium by Yelena Bryksenkova

Maurice Ravel - Daphnis et Chloë, Lever du Jour

Pierre Boulez, Cleveland Orchestra

(Source: gulokhaar)

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Tree house

(via yes-iamredeemed:)

"Not enough. One life is not enough.
I’d like to live twice on this sad planet,
In lonely cities, in starved villages,
To look at all evil, at the decay of bodies,
And probe the laws to which the time was subject,
Time that howled above us like a wind."

Czeslaw Milosz, from Dawns, trans. Czeslaw Milosz and Robert Hass

(via litverve)