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Every winter the same picture: Moodiness, flaccid skin, looking dull and the tendency to a depression hit right in. Though this shouldn’t be a problem anymore
i could use these on a chilly day like today. bring on spring!
"It’s all messy:
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A cross-disciplinary kaleidoscope of intelligent concerns for the self and the species. In his famous and wonderfully heartening letter o
Having a Coke with you
is even more fun than going to San Sebastian, Irún, Hendaye, Biarritz, Bayonne
or being sick to my stomach on the Travesera de Gracia in Barcelona
partly because in your orange shirt you look like a better happier St. Sebastian
partly because of my love for you, partly because of your love for yoghurt
partly because of the fluorescent orange tulips around the birches
partly because of the secrecy our smiles take on before people and statuary
it is hard to believe when I’m with you that there can be anything as still
as solemn as unpleasantly definitive as statuary when right in front of it
in the warm New York 4 o’clock light we are drifting back and forth
between each other like a tree breathing through its spectacles
and the portrait show seems to have no faces in it at all, just paint
you suddenly wonder why in the world anyone ever did them
at you and I would rather look at you than all the portraits in the world
except possibly for the Polish Rider occasionally and anyway it’s in the Frick
which thank heavens you haven’t gone to yet so we can go together the first time
and the fact that you move so beautifully more or less takes care of Futurism
just as at home I never think of the Nude Descending a Staircase or
at a rehearsal a single drawing of Leonardo or Michelangelo that used to wow me
and what good does all the research of the Impressionists do them
when they never got the right person to stand near the tree when the sun sank
or for that matter Marino Marini when he didn’t pick the rider as carefully
as the horse
it seems they were all cheated of some marvelous experience
which is not going to go wasted on me which is why I am telling you about it
Happy Valentine’s Day.
on the phone with a friend the other day, i mentioned that my past weekend had been a really great one. it was busy and happy, i saw a lot of people i love, the weather was nice, i felt productive and generally had a lot of fun. the best part, though, was that i had met some new people. i suppose there is always opportunities for this- in line at Trader Joe’s, in between classes at the gym and maybe even at a bar. i don’t often take advantage of that, though. and i realized after i said it, that meeting new people and forming new connections (even if short-lived) is really important to me. in college, this was never a struggle- there were constantly new people to meet and friends-of-friends visiting and new peers were a given with the new semester’s classes. now that i see a lot of the same people most days, i’ve missed out. so, i’m hoping to open myself up to the opportunity to connect with others, not to be closed off, to take even more advantage of situations that bring me out of my comfort zone or could introduce me to people different from myself.
…these snow days are unfortunately not helping with this goal.
"I’m in love with people that are in love with the world."
"I won’t kiss you. It might get to be a habit and I can’t get rid of habits."
"Sometimes I think I have felt everything I’m ever gonna feel. And from here on out, I’m not gonna feel anything new. Just lesser versions of what I’ve already felt."
on my “need to see” list.
(Source: francois-truffaut, via tarverbchtl)