One of the most radical things you can do is to actually believe women when they talk about their experiences.Anita Sarkeesian (Anita Sarkeesian shares the most radical thing you can do to support women online | The Verge)
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, as quoted in Courtney Martin’s weekly column for On Being, "The Spiritual Art of Saying No"
It seems only yesterday I used to believeBilly Collins, from his poem "On Turning Ten" (via beingblog)
there was nothing under my skin but light.
If you cut me I could shine.
But now when I fall upon the sidewalks of life,
I skin my knees. I bleed.
INSA x Stanley Donwood
The most extreme location for a GIF-iti piece yet??
You tell me.
This is painted on the local Makasutu Marabou’s home, more commonly know as the local witch doctor!
We exchanged magic. I painted my white man magic in exchange for some of his magic jujus.
Truly an intense and surreal experience.
THE GAMBIA 2013
'C'est La Vie'Painted in Paris on Le MUR XIII billboard site.2 days painting8 layers72 skulls1 new piece of GIF-ITI
Olafur Eliasson, Riverbed
New work from Olafur Eliasson: he installed a riverbed in the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark.
One of my favorite buildings of all-time - downtown LA’s 1965 DWP Building (aka the John Ferraro Building) beautifully captured by photographer Connie Zhou
Claire Rosen - Birds of a Feather, 2012
Mary Oliver (via wilburhotsprings)
What can I say that I have not said before?
So I’ll say it again.
The leaf has a song in it.
Stone is the face of patience.
Inside the river there is an unfinishable story
and you are somewhere in it
and it will never end until all ends.
Take your busy heart to the art museum and the
chamber of commerce
but take it also to the forest.
The song you heard singing in the leaf when you
were a child
is singing still.
I am of years lived, so far, seventy-four,
and the leaf is singing still.
And once the storm is over you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore (via psych-facts)