My daily musings and inspirations.

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I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.’
— Toni Morrison (via thisislove)

(via commovente)

stevemccurrystudios:

If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of
understanding truth and beauty.  

- Japanese Proverb

We haven’t had any tea for a week.
The bottom is out of the Universe.
- Rudyard Kipling

Exhibition at Leica Gallery, Salzburg, Austria
Opening August 8, 2014

https://twitter.com/McCurryStudios

blockedblog:

Sigmar Polke: Windows in the Grossmünster Zürich

(Source: communedesign, via goadthings)

photojojo:

Photographer Won Kim is a master of finding beauty in the most unremarkable places.

In his series Grids and Abstract City, Won carefully frames his photos to reveal mesmerizing patterns.

Beautiful Patterns Revealed in Mundane Places

via T Magazine

So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul,
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
— Veronica Shoffstall, “Comes the Dawn” (via larmoyante)

(via bluestlittlegirl)

Avoiding people. I avoid people that I actually like. I suppose that’s a phobia, but it’s also a habit.
— Morrissey, 1984 (when asked what his worst habit was)

(Source: smashing-yng-man, via bluestlittlegirl)

There is no distinction between means and ends. There is no way to happiness; happiness is the way.
— Thich Nhat Hanh (via seedsofwisdom)
Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
— Carl Gustav Jung (via seedsofwisdom)
It does not matter if you are a rose or a lotus or a marigold.
What matters is that you are flowering.
— Osho (via seedsofwisdom)
The slime of all my yesterdays rots in the hollow of my skull.
— Sylvia Plath   (via loisele)

(Source: pollgold, via mermaidsbones)

smyrno:

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
J.R.R. Tolkien
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smyrno:

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.

J.R.R. Tolkien

(via goadthings)