gold in the air
People are getting so fragmented, and part of that is that fewer and fewer people are making a real effort any more to find exactly who they are and to build on that knowledge. Most people are forced to do things they don’t want to most of the time, and so they get to the point where they feel they no longer have any choice about anything important, including who they are. We create our own slavery. But I’m going to keep on getting through, and finding out the kind of man I am, through my music. That’s the one place I can be free.
Charles Mingus (1959)

(Source: jacobwren)

You shall love your crooked neighbour, with your crooked heart.
W.H. Auden (via thatkindofwoman)

(Source: misswallflower, via thecountryfucker)

americanartluce:

Happy Draw a Bird Day!
Ben Shahn, Owl No. 2, n.d., lithograph, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Atelier Mourlot Ltd.
-Mary

americanartluce:

Happy Draw a Bird Day!

Ben Shahn, Owl No. 2, n.d., lithograph, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Atelier Mourlot Ltd.

-Mary

sebastianbieniek:

“Love Makes Love” by Sebastian Bieniek, 2014. 120cm x 90cm. Oil on canvas. From the serial: “Perfect Circles”

sebastianbieniek:

“Love Makes Love” by Sebastian Bieniek, 2014. 120cm x 90cm. Oil on canvas. From the serial: “Perfect Circles”

(via jacobwren)

I had never, in my whole life, been able to understand love as a sickness. Love should not destroy our dignity. Beautiful feelings should not make us hang our heads and burn our eyes with tears. When I suggested that she get rid of their pictures and letters to help her forget, she refused, saying, “I can’t shred two years of my life.”
“Love Struck”, Haifa Bitar

I want to build things. I’m very much happiest when I am creating and making things happen. Creating and building friendships, lives, stories, sketches, paintings, bookcases, garden beds, whatever.  I need to start focusing on that again.  It makes me feel like I actually have some sort of agency over my life. 

nevver:

“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.”  — Flannery O’Connor (above, with self-portrait)

nevver:

“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.”
Flannery O’Connor (above, with self-portrait)

Eve in Eden Lookbook 2013

Eve in Eden Lookbook 2013

leprintemps:

ardora:

"I paint myself because I am often alone and I am the subject I know best."

Frida Kahlo
Photo by Guillermo Davila, 1929.

leprintemps:

ardora:

"I paint myself because I am often alone and I am the subject I know best."

Frida Kahlo

Photo by Guillermo Davila, 1929.



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