god please flux my mind for good

Aug 27

quote Step one. Suppose you clear away all the happinesses that you distrust? Step two. Clear away all the unhappinesses that you have come to trust. Get rid of them too, don’t count on your miseries or your titillations. What will be left behind? Perhaps, after you’ve cleaned all that out, you might find in the back of your cupboard something like the theme of the Goldberg Variations. A deeply trustable happiness. A tender, discombobulating — but not discombobulated! — smile with just enough sadness and loss in it to be believable, to be endurable. quote

Jeremy Denk's beautiful meditation on ”the mishmash of reverence and irreverence” in Bach’s Goldberg Variations.

Lest we forget, happiness is a learned capacity

(via explore-blog)

Aug 23
nevver:

Kafka
Aug 13

verylittlebird:

a magician asks you to pick a card - any card, in fact. you do. they ask you to put the card back in the pack - anywhere in the pack, in fact. you do. they walk away. ten years later, your wife gives birth to the six of clubs. “is this your card?” the midwife asks, in a familiar voice.

Aug 05

quote the assumption that my presence makes everyone else as uncomfortable as it makes me quote

Jul 30

quote There’s something in the human personality which resents
things that are clear, and conversely, something which is attracted to puzzles, enigmas, and allegories.
quote

— Stanley Kubrick (via djabal)
Jul 29
artemisdreaming:

I saw all the mirrors on earth and none of them reflected me.
~Jorge Luis Borges, The Aleph
  Image:  Horacio Villalobos / Corbis (via: .thedailybeast.com)

artemisdreaming:

I saw all the mirrors on earth and none of them reflected me.

~Jorge Luis Borges, The Aleph

  Image:  Horacio Villalobos / Corbis (via: .thedailybeast.com)

Jul 29

quote Relearn astonishment. quote

— Elias Canetti (via journalofanobody)
Jul 25

quote

What I, in common with his other enthusiastic readers, took from his work was a conviction and a technique. The conviction was that the everyday world might be — as to adolescents it certainly is — full of boredom and triviality, but the wider world of nature, art, and learning is full of inexhaustible interest. But it’s easy to lose sight of the latter, and let ourselves be trapped in the former. The technique, the trick for lifting oneself from the one world to the other, was simple enough: intense concentration followed by relaxation will lead to elation.

The thing is, it does work.

quote

Jul 24
amospoe:

“All you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun.” ― Jean-Luc Godard

amospoe:

“All you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun.” 
― Jean-Luc Godard

Jul 09

quote If one is going to engage with the primordial darkness one must expect a certain amount of social awkwardness. quote

— Penny Dreadful (via mori-girl-life)