"The earth changes
The way we speak to each other has changed
As for a long while we stood in a hall full of exits
Listening for a landscape beyond us"
— Joanna Klink, from “Auroras,” Circadian (Penguin Books, 2007)
"My brother once showed me a piece of quartz that contained, he said, some trapped water older than all the seas in our world. He held it up to my ear. ‘Listen,’ he said, ‘life and no escape.’"
— Anne Carson, Plainwater  (via abattoirette)
"A learned person will become noble only when he or she has put into practice what has been learned, instead of just mere words."
— Dalai Lama (via thecalminside)
"If the dream is a translation of waking life, waking life is also a translation of the dream."
René Magritte (via cosmicroots)
"Men fear witches because they take their power from the earth without poisoning the soil."
— (via junkporn)
"Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life."
— John Muir (via junkporn)
"But I’ll tell you what hermits realize. If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you’ll come to understand that you’re connected with everything."
— Alan Watts (via amyphung)
"You simply have to turn your back on a culture that has gone sterile and dead and get with the program of a living world and the imagination."
— Terence McKenna (via fuckingdadaist)
"To like many people spontaneously and without effort is perhaps the greatest of all sources of personal happiness."
— Bertrand Russell (via observando)

Georgia O’Keeffe, 1928, Wave, Night

sunday feeling / august 2014
"Though I appear
to be in waning,
I am illuminating myself
on the other side."
— Moons // Jamie Oliveira (via cosmicroots)
"O you tender ones, step now and then
into the breath that takes no heed of you:
it will part as it brushes your cheeks
and then tremble behind you, united again.

O you who are blissful, you who are whole,
you who seem the beginnings of hearts.
Bows for arrows and arrows’ aim, through tears
your smile will glow more eternal.

Don’t be afraid to suffer—take your heaviness
and give it back to the earth’s own weight;
the mountains are heavy, the oceans are heavy.

Even the trees you planted as a child
have long grown too heavy; you couldn’t bear them.
But the breezes … and the spaces …"
— Rainer Maria Rilke, Sonnets to Orpheus. (via cosmicroots)
"Verily, their souls lack more than honey."
— Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra. (via batarde)
"The more we retreat from the culture at large the more room we will have to carve out lives of meaning, the more we will be able to wall off the flood of illusions disseminated by mass culture and the more we will retain sanity in an insane world."
— Chris Hedges (via liberatingreality)

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