People like to justify to themselves that the work they are doing is valid and it seems natural to use words to tell yourself that what you are doing is important and meaningful. But it’s important to not to too narrowly define what you’re doing through the use of language. People want to feel like they have a grip on things and so using words to make sense of what you’re doing might provide a feeling of relief and control but be careful you don’t make your project less interesting by having it fit neatly into a scheme of words. Images have a power that is different from the power of words and they communicate in ways that words cannot. In today’s culture, words dominate our thinking and, used in a lazy manner, they help sustain a spectrum of fundamentalist thought. Being able to accept ambiguity leads to a better quality of life and better work.
There are years that ask questions and years that answer.

She’s teaching me French, but Germany is a greater possibility in two years, so I try not to think too hard about the future.

the number of matches it took to burn an old letter from a lover.
it wasn’t only until we resumed talking that i burned everything. the reason being that anything forward between us needs to be come from now, not then.

the number of matches it took to burn an old letter from a lover.

it wasn’t only until we resumed talking that i burned everything. the reason being that anything forward between us needs to be come from now, not then.

blue and brown, paired so well. florence, it.

blue and brown, paired so well. florence, it.

(Source: jakandjil.com)

On rainy nights we slept in a tent, and on starry nights we slept outside. We were in our 20s; our needs were simple.

We lived dangerously, which is to say we were up for anything. We didn’t think about what things cost. We thought only about the cost of not doing things.

Yamaha SR500 Street Tracker
(via Corpses from Hell)

Yamaha SR500 Street Tracker

(via Corpses from Hell)

XT500 Flat Tracker
(via motographite)

XT500 Flat Tracker

(via motographite)

The more you become a connoisseur of gratitude, the less you are a victim of resentment, depression, and despair. Gratitude will act as an elixir that will gradually dissolve the hard shell of your ego - your need to possess and control - and transform you into a generous being.

texturism:

if you want to foster those creative, problem solving skills, the solution isn’t learning to code – it’s learning to paint. or play an instrument. or write poetry. or sculpt. the field doesn’t matter: the key thing is that if you want to foster your own innovative creativity, the best way to do it is to seriously pursue an artistic endeavor.

in the history of the nobel prize, nearly every laureate has pursued the arts. according to research by psychologists michele and robert root-bernstein, “almost all nobel laureates in the sciences actively engage in arts as adults. they are twenty-five times as likely as the average scientist to sing, dance, or act; seventeen times as likely to be a visual artist; twelve times more likely to write poetry and literature; eight times more likely to do woodworking or some other craft; four times as likely to be a musician; and twice as likely to be a photographer.

perhaps you don’t need to learn to code.

for a testament to the nobel observation, see richard feynman’s sketches and drawings. we also know that einstein worked out some of his most difficult physics problems while playing violin. | via: explore-blog [emphasis mine]

somewhat related: earlier this evening, i was struggling to build a few pages of a new site due to lack of coding skills. instead, i turned to a box of pastels, a pen, a ruler and scraps of paper, anxiety mostly worked out, coding issues can wait until tomorrow.

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All black, all day

Paris and Marseille are those rare cities where you can wear all black, every day, without people questioning if you’re in mourning.

Sushi Economics

Walked around the neighborhood south of Milano Centrale this evening and came across at least five Giapponese restaurants. Japanese restaurants per capita, particularly sushi joints, would be a decent indicator for measuring a city’s cosmopolitan-ness considering that ingredients need to be flown in from Japan, the price-point of the cuisine, and of course the willingness to eat raw fish.

Or it could mean there’s a shitton of Asian tourist that love to pass through.

Grey on gray on grey herringboner.
(via SecretForts)

Grey on gray on grey herringboner.

(via SecretForts)

I’d trade the whole Internet to have it back.

In those days, in my 20s, with nothing but time on my hands, my favorite activity was to tromp all over downtown for hours on end, a copy of The Village Voice folded under my arm, stopping at as many bookstores and record shops as possible. Occasionally, an art gallery. The magazine rack at Spring Street Books was a sacred shrine. In the days before the Internet, this is how you kept up with culture. You had to put the time in. You had to cover ground. To me, this was the most precious aspect of city living. Little else about New York’s vaunted cultural landscape mattered to me. I rarely made it to the theater. I went brain-dead in museums. Going to see bands was mostly a drag, and I felt conspicuously uncool in nightclubs. But simply walking around downtown, ducking into that narrow little basement record shop on Cornelia Street whose name I can’t remember, or Rocks in Your Head in SoHo — that’s what I loved most about the city, and almost all that stuff is gone. I’d trade the whole Internet to have it back.

—Hugo Lindgren, A Reason to Root for Dubai on the Hudson

Talking with a friend about Arvo Pärt and the Tree of Life soundtrack came up.. here are some mirrors that are still working:
http://www.mediafire.com/?c5265x03j0xal9vhttp://rapidshare.com/share/3C37DBB8957EC284F22974CF7DE391F7
#radiofreeinterwebz

film-dot-com:

The Real TREE OF LIFE soundtrack.
i’m a big Alexandre Desplat fan (though i can see how he might be stretching himself a bit thin…) but his score for TREE OF LIFE is lacking and not particularly memorable, or even noticeable. it’s some of his weakest work, and it doesn’t help that his contributions are surrounded by several of the most moving compositions of the last 200 years. the tracklist assembled below much more urgently evokes the spirit of the film, returning you to its most effective moments. 
@CriterionCorner
flightoftherobin:

I have created this compilation as a fan to honor the beauty inherent in “The Tree Of Life”. Hopefully, an official release will be made of all of the classical pieces used in the movie. Until then however, I hope fellow fans shall enjoy this humble offering.Musical Selections From The Tree Of LifeTrack Listing:
1. Tavener: Funeral Canticle (Excerpt)2. Preisner: Life: Lacrimosa - Day Of Tears3. Tavener: Resurrection in Hades4. Respighi: Suite III: Siciliana. Andantino5. Holst: Hymn to Dionysus6. Smetana: Má Vlast: Vltava (The Moldau River)7. Górecki: Symphony No.3: Il Lento E Largo8. Couperin: 6e Ordre No. 5 - Les Baricades Mistérieuses9. Berlioz: Agnus Dei10. Patrick Cassidy: Funeral March
DOWNLOAD LINKS.{File Info: MP3-320kbps | 148mb}[all dead]

Talking with a friend about Arvo Pärt and the Tree of Life soundtrack came up.. here are some mirrors that are still working:

http://www.mediafire.com/?c5265x03j0xal9v
http://rapidshare.com/share/3C37DBB8957EC284F22974CF7DE391F7

#radiofreeinterwebz

film-dot-com:

The Real TREE OF LIFE soundtrack.

i’m a big Alexandre Desplat fan (though i can see how he might be stretching himself a bit thin…) but his score for TREE OF LIFE is lacking and not particularly memorable, or even noticeable. it’s some of his weakest work, and it doesn’t help that his contributions are surrounded by several of the most moving compositions of the last 200 years. the tracklist assembled below much more urgently evokes the spirit of the film, returning you to its most effective moments. 

@CriterionCorner

flightoftherobin:

I have created this compilation as a fan to honor the beauty inherent in “The Tree Of Life”. Hopefully, an official release will be made of all of the classical pieces used in the movie. Until then however, I hope fellow fans shall enjoy this humble offering.

Musical Selections From The Tree Of Life
Track Listing:

1. Tavener: Funeral Canticle (Excerpt)
2. Preisner: Life: Lacrimosa - Day Of Tears
3. Tavener: Resurrection in Hades
4. Respighi: Suite III: Siciliana. Andantino
5. Holst: Hymn to Dionysus
6. Smetana: Má Vlast: Vltava (The Moldau River)
7. Górecki: Symphony No.3: Il Lento E Largo
8. Couperin: 6e Ordre No. 5 - Les Baricades Mistérieuses
9. Berlioz: Agnus Dei
10. Patrick Cassidy: Funeral March

DOWNLOAD LINKS.
{File Info: MP3-320kbps | 148mb}

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