The Most Revolutionary Invention in all of Modern... →
Had I not created my whole world, I would certainly have died in other people’s.– Anaïs Nin (via smellslikesunshine) (via booklover) (via unwrittenwords)
I hate this country. It’s just big ideas, and stories, and people dying, and...– Angels in America, Tony Kushner (via writedrunk) (via 42th)
A ballet dancer goes onstage on a given night, in a specific theater, in a...– This essay by Toni Bentley, a former dancer who had to get her hip replaced, on the blog for the New York Review of Books is beautiful and horrifying, a testament to the intricacies of the human body and the ways in which we are both in control of and helpless to the changes it must go through. —...
I must learn to love the fool in me—the one who feels too much, talks too...– Theodore I. Rubin, MD
If you tell people where to go, but not how to get there, you’ll be amazed at...– Patton (via mnmal)
Urge to paint with oils now
Returning to America from a life in China →
spaceships: I loved this article by Peter Hessler on returning to the US after living in China for 15 years. I found myself relating to much of it and appreciating the small vivid details. It’s behind a subscriber paywall, but I excerpted one of my favorite parts below. Most Chinese were intensely curious about foreign life, and they liked to ask certain questions … People tended to have...
What is above knows what is below, but what is below does not know what is...– Rene Daumal (taken from the wonderful post Annapurna Moonrise by Craig Mod) (via mnmal)
wordjournal: noun • beautiful thinking; (medical) a state of normal mental health From the Greek εὔνοια “well mind” (lit). I’d love to see what the medical definition of normal mental health is.