• vivipiuomeno:

Asher Penn, from “Asher Mixtape Hell 2” NY, 2009
  • "A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except thoughts. So he loses touch with reality, and lives in a world of illusion."

    —  Alan Watts (via 2cp5f)

    (Source: purplebuddhaproject, via yungchrist)

  • "I get lonely almost as quickly as I get sick of people."

    — Nate Mask (via emotional-intellectual)

    (Source: kacidiane, via alpska)

  • mpdrolet:

From Fernwood
Cydney Puro
  • weepling:

can’t go home, angels ribé, 1977
  • "Closing your eyes isn’t going to change anything. Nothing’s going to disappear just because you can’t see what’s going on. In fact, things will even be worse the next time you open your eyes. That’s the kind of world we live in. Keep your eyes wide open. Only a coward closes his eyes. Closing your eyes and plugging up your ears won’t make time stand still."

    — Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore  (via mocasia)

    (Source: creatingaquietmind, via mocasia)

  • "I think the average guy thinks they’re pro-woman, just because they think they’re a nice guy and someone has told them that they’re awesome. But the truth is far from it. Unless you are actively, consciously working against the gravitational pull of the culture, you will predictably, thematically, create these sort of fucked-up representations."

    — Junot Diaz (via luciaferr)

    (via wretchedoftheearth)

  • "We praise people for being “naturally” smart, too, “naturally” athletic, and etc. But studies continue to show, as they have for some time now, that it is generally healthier to praise schoolchildren for being hardworking, than for being naturally gifted. We know now that to emphasize a child’s inherent ability places pressure on that child to continue to be accidentally talented, which is something that is hard for anyone to control. When the children who are applauded for their natural skills fail, they are shown to take the failure very personally. After all, the process of their success has always seemed mysterious and basic and inseparable from the rest of their identity, so it must be they who are failing as whole people. When students are instead complimented and rewarded for their effort and improvement, they tend to not be so hard on themselves. When they fail, they reason, “Well, I’ll work harder next time.” They learn that they are capable of success, rather than constantly automatically deserving of it, and they learn simultaneously that they are bigger and more complex than their individual successes or failures."

    — Kate of Eat the Damn Cake, The Stupidity of “Natural” Beauty  (via commovente)

    (Source: eatthedamncake.com, via commovente)

  • "Last night I dreamed about you. What happened in detail I can hardly remember, all I know is that we kept merging into one another. I was you, you were me. Finally you somehow caught fire."

    — Franz Kafka (via pleoros)

Photo taken from the book “Nomads who cultivate beauty” by Mette Bovin (Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, 2001)Wodaabe dancers 1975