Speechless

Magnificent roots.

Magnificent roots.

Stay thoughtful..

Stay thoughtful..

"Susan Sontag on Love," by Maria Popova and illustrator Wendy MacNaughton. 

Sontag (1933-2004) was an American philosopher, author, filmmaker, human rights activist, social critic, and more. A quintessential modern woman, Sontag blazed a vital trail for American female voice. 

These quotes were selected from Sontag’s private journals, which reveal the most intimate thoughts one would have with a diary.

"Susan Sontag on Love," by Maria Popova and illustrator Wendy MacNaughton.

Sontag (1933-2004) was an American philosopher, author, filmmaker, human rights activist, social critic, and more. A quintessential modern woman, Sontag blazed a vital trail for American female voice.

These quotes were selected from Sontag’s private journals, which reveal the most intimate thoughts one would have with a diary.

It begins.

It begins.

The scaffolding brought me closer to God.

The scaffolding brought me closer to God.

My porch has teeth.

My porch has teeth.

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.

—Eleanor Rosevelt

Accepting the absurdity of everything around us is one step, a necessary experience: it should not become a dead end. It arouses a revolt that can become fruitful.

Albert Camus, “Three Interviews” in Lyrical and Critical Essays (1970)

Art’s market value, like that of fashion, is derived from name more than any material properties. … The Brand does transubstantiation. It turns crackers into the flesh of Christ.

—Molly Crabapple for Creative Time Reports

(Source: creativetimereports.org)

It’s probably not just by chance that I’m alone. It would be very hard for a man to live with me, unless he’s terribly strong. And if he’s stronger than I, I’m the one who can’t live with him. … I’m neither smart nor stupid, but I don’t think I’m a run-of-the-mill person… I’ve loved without being a woman made only for love. The two men I’ve loved, I think, will remember me, on earth or in heaven, because men always remember a woman who caused them concern and uneasiness. I’ve done my best, in regard to people and to life, without precepts, but with a taste for justice.

—Coco Chanel

Reverberation

—Reverberation #78

reverbradio:

Reverberation #78
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1. Sportes ft. Daniel Jamet - Desert Boogie
2. Damon - Don’t You Feel Me
3. Ruben & The Jets - Anything
4. John Brown’s Bodies - Out Of My Mind
5. Nunzio Fattini - Cousin
6. Make Good - If I Want To
7. Eye Zooms - She’s Gone
8. Widowspeak - Wicked Love (Chris Isaak cover)
9. Mick & The Shambles - Lonely Nights Again
10. Colin Blunstone - Caroline Goodbye

  1. push yourself to get up before the rest of the world - start with 7am, then 6am, then 5:30am. go to the nearest hill with a big coat and a scarf and watch the sun rise.

    2. push yourself to fall asleep earlier - start with 11pm, then 10pm, then 9pm. wake up in the morning feeling re-energized and comfortable.

    3. erase processed food from your diet. start with no lollies, chips, biscuits, then erase pasta, rice, cereal, then bread. use the rule that if a child couldn’t identify what was in it, you don’t eat it.

    4. get into the habit of cooking yourself a beautiful breakfast. fry tomatoes and mushrooms in real butter and garlic, fry an egg, slice up a fresh avocado and squirt way too much lemon on it. sit and eat it and do nothing else.

    5. stretch. start by reaching for the sky as hard as you can, then trying to touch your toes. roll your head. stretch your fingers. stretch everything.

    6. buy a 1L water bottle. start with pushing yourself to drink the whole thing in a day, then try drinking it twice.

    7. buy a beautiful diary and a beautiful black pen. write down everything you do, including dinner dates, appointments, assignments, coffees, what you need to do that day. no detail is too small.

    8. strip your bed of your sheets and empty your underwear draw into the washing machine. put a massive scoop of scented fabric softener in there and wash. make your bed in full.

    9. organise your room. fold all your clothes (and bag what you don’t want), clean your mirror, your laptop, vacuum the floor. light a beautiful candle.

    10. have a luxurious shower with your favourite music playing. wash your hair, scrub your body, brush your teeth. lather your whole body in moisturiser, get familiar with the part between your toes, your inner thighs, the back of your neck.

    11. push yourself to go for a walk. take your headphones, go to the beach and walk. smile at strangers walking the other way and be surprised how many smile back. bring your dog and observe the dog’s behaviour. realise you can learn from your dog.

    12. message old friends with personal jokes. reminisce. suggest a catch up soon, even if you don’t follow through. push yourself to follow through.

    14. think long and hard about what interests you. crime? sex? boarding school? long-forgotten romance etiquette? find a book about it and read it. there is a book about literally everything.

    15. become the person you would ideally fall in love with. let cars merge into your lane when driving. pay double for parking tickets and leave a second one in the machine. stick your tongue out at babies. compliment people on their cute clothes. challenge yourself to not ridicule anyone for a whole day. then two. then a week. walk with a straight posture. look people in the eye. ask people about their story. talk to acquaintances so they become friends.

    16. lie in the sunshine. daydream about the life you would lead if failure wasn’t a thing. open your eyes. take small steps to make it happen for you.

A wanderer comes across a pile of chipped porcelain pieces. Set to work with glue, they construct an elegant saucer. When the previous owner, before they no longer had use for it, first found the pile of chipped porcelain pieces they had constructed a tea cup, and the owner before then a figure of Adonis. Thus is the nature of history; many pieces always being found and then reconstructed.

Richard Aldrich, 2009.