“If time is not real, then the dividing line between this world and eternity,
between suffering and bliss, between good and evil, is also an illusion.”
- Hermann Hesse
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“If time is not real, then the dividing line between this world and eternity,

between suffering and bliss, between good and evil, is also an illusion.”

- Hermann Hesse

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Charmaine Haines 
South African Clay Art

Charmaine Haines 

South African Clay Art

Gustav Holst - Jupiter

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Solitude Stuffing (by paolobarzman)

"Healing yourself is connected with healing others."

Yoko Ono

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Beautiful Coffee

Beautiful Coffee


“In the end, enjoying life’s experiences is the only rational thing to do. You’re sitting on a planet spinning around in the middle of absolutely nowhere. Go ahead, take a look at reality. You’re floating in empty space in a universe that goes on forever. If you have to be here, at least be happy and enjoy the experience. You’re going to die anyway. Things are going to happen anyway. Why shouldn’t you be happy? You gain nothing by being bothered by life’s events. It doesn’t change the world; you just suffer. There’s always going to be something that can bother you, if you let it.”

Excerpt From: Michael A. Singer. “The Untethered Soul.” iBooks.

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Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto, Japan on this day in 1949

“Why do people have to be this lonely? What’s the point of it all? Millions of people in this world, all of them yearning, looking to others to satisfy them, yet isolating themselves. Why? Was the earth put here just to nourish human loneliness?” 

― Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart

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The end (by "Elox")

"Everything is right until it’s wrong. You’ll know when it’s wrong. If you don’t it doesn’t matter. Nothing will matter then."

Ernest Hemingway, The Garden Of Eden

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Tea Time (by dks10)

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Billie Holliday - You Don’t Know What Love Is

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The Adventures of Prince Achmen

1926. German

The oldest surviving animated film in history.

Nonono, you don’t understand how AWESOME this movie is

because it’s not done by a big production firm, or someone with a name as big as Walt Disney, no

the writer and “mind” behind this film was a WOMAN

yes, my dear tumblr peeps, the very first trick animator in the world was a young German woman who had an idea, and enough friends and time to make a feature-length animated film. And it took her three years

because the way this movie (and some shorter works she actually did before Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed) are done is really, really complex. You see those leaves, and the hair of the figures? Yes.

That’s hand-cut paper.

Lotte Reiniger - that’s her name, my friends - always loved the art beind the Chinese shadow puppetry, and after she heard a lecture by Paul Wegener (famous vor the early movies Der Golem and Der Student von Prag) about the possibilites of animated movies, she wanted to combine these two things.

And guys, how she combined it…

Most of the puppets and scenerey she made all by herself. Her friends set up a special table that was lighted from underneath, and in the later movies she would even change the colours of the background mid-scene to change the atmosphere. Above it was a camera, shooting photos of the scenes that she moved milimetre for milimetre for those 16 pictures per second she needed for her movie.

Which makes Die Abenteuer von Prinz Achmed not only the first animated feature-length movie, but also the first stop-motion movie.

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