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Jul 07 2014

literaryjukebox:

Only one mountain can know the core of another mountain.

Frida Kahlo (July 6, 1907–July 13, 1954) in The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait

Song: “Magic Mountain” by Arthur & Yu

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Oct 03 2013

literaryjukebox:

Stop worrying about your identity and concern yourself with the people you care about, ideas that matter to you, beliefs you can stand by, tickets you can run on. Intelligent humans make those choices with their brain and hearts and they make them alone. The world does not deliver meaning to you. You have to make it meaningful…and decide what you want and need and must do. It’s a tough, unimaginably lonely and complicated way to be in the world. But that’s the deal: you have to live; you can’t live by slogans, dead ideas, clichés, or national flags. Finding an identity is easy. It’s the easy way out.

Zadie Smith in On Beauty

Song: “Nobody Knows Who You Are” by Dr. Dog

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Aug 23 2013
natgeofound:

A boy rests with his dogs by a gnarled carob tree in Capri, Italy, June 1970.Photograph by David Cupp, National Geographic

If this photo was to describe a word, it would be PEACE.

natgeofound:

A boy rests with his dogs by a gnarled carob tree in Capri, Italy, June 1970.Photograph by David Cupp, National Geographic

If this photo was to describe a word, it would be PEACE.

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Jul 21 2013
May 18 2013

literaryjukebox:

How do you fall in love?

You don’t fall in love like you fall in a hole. You fall like falling through space. It’s like you jump off your own private planet to visit someone else’s planet. And when you get there it all looks different: the flowers, the animals, the colours people wear. It is a big surprise falling in love because you thought you had everything just right on your own planet, and that was true, in a way, but then somebody signalled to you across space and the only way you could visit was to take a giant jump. Away you go, falling into someone else’s orbit and after a while you might decide to pull your two planets together and call it home. And you can bring your dog. Or your cat. Your goldfish, hamster, collection of stones, all your odd socks. (The ones you lost, including the holes, are on the new planet you found.)

And you can bring your friends to visit. And read your favourite stories to each other. And the falling was really the big jump that you had to make to be with someone you don’t want to be without. That’s it.

PS You have to be brave.

Song: “Falling” by Nitin Sawhney

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