“The rush and pressure of modern life are a form, perhaps the most common form, of its innate violence. To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit oneself to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything is to succumb to violence. More than that, it is cooperation in violence. The frenzy of the activist…destroys his own inner capacity for peace. It destroys the fruitfulness of his own work, because it kills the root of inner wisdom which makes work fruitful.”

Thomas Merton

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lauraolin:

rhetthammersmith:

dog cloud over Manhattan 

I don’t even care if this is real or not. Don’t even care.

That’s no dog.
lauraolin:

rhetthammersmith:

dog cloud over Manhattan 

I don’t even care if this is real or not. Don’t even care.

That’s no dog.

lauraolin:

rhetthammersmith:

dog cloud over Manhattan 

I don’t even care if this is real or not. Don’t even care.

That’s no dog.

Falcor

beepublic:

Forget diamonds. Honey lasts forever. 

To read actually comes from the Latin reri to calculate, to think which is not only the progenitor of read but of reason as well, both of which hail from the Greek arariskein to fit. Aside from giving us reason, arariskein also gives us an unlikely sibling, Latin arma meaning weapons. It seems that to fit the world or to make sense of it requires either reason or arms.”
— Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves (via crematedadolescent)

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“…throw roses into the abyss and say: ‘here is my thanks to the monster who didn’t succeed in swallowing me alive.’”

Friedrich Nietzsche (via waywardcherry)

yes

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A soothing movie trailer for B14, one and two.

mosaicrecords:

Rare Roland Kirk 1961

Wow, this is truly a rare treasure. A very young Roland Kirk, who had newly moved to New York and worked with Charles Mingus, appeared in Europe with the Parisian rhythm section of Rene Urteger, Pierre Michelot and American expatriate and bebop pioneer Kenny Clarke. Joachim Berendt emcees this 1961 Baden-Baden television broadcast. Although my German is nil, I can tell he is screwing up the descriptions of Roland’s antique saxophones by constantly mentioning ‘alto sax’ in the description of the manzello which is actually a Spanish variation of the soprano saxophone.

-Michael Cuscuna

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The worst part of outfitting our police officers as soldiers has been psychological. Give a man access to drones, tanks, and body armor, and he’ll reasonably think that his job isn’t simply to maintain peace, but to eradicate danger. Instead of protecting and serving, police are searching and destroying.

If officers are soldiers, it follows that the neighborhoods they patrol are battlefields. And if they’re working battlefields, it follows that the population is the enemy. And because of correlations, rooted in historical injustice, between crime and income and income and race, the enemy population will consist largely of people of color, and especially of black men. Throughout the country, police officers are capturing, imprisoning, and killing black males at a ridiculous clip, waging a very literal war on people like Michael Brown.

inneroptics:

Charles Bukowski “Bluebird.”

I’ll bet Bukowski wept, he was tough enough to.

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