Ernst Haas New York City Ballet c.1960
Bonobo - First Fires (Feat. Grey Reverend)
"My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors."Maya Angelou (via loveyourchaos)
"I tell my piano the things I used to tell you."Frédéric Chopin (via uncomfortable-)
"I learned from my mother how to loveJulia Kasdorf, “What I Learned From My Mother” (via heliophobus)
the living, to have plenty of vases on hand
in case you have to rush to the hospital
with peonies cut from the lawn, black ants
still stuck to the buds. I learned to save jars
large enough to hold fruit salad for a whole
grieving household, to cube home-canned pears
and peaches, to slice through maroon grape skins
and flick out the sexual seeds with a knife point.
I learned to attend viewings even if I didn’t know
the deceased, to press the moist hands
of the living, to look in their eyes and offer
sympathy, as though I understood loss even then.
I learned that whatever we say means nothing,
what anyone will remember is that we came.
I learned to believe I had the power to ease
awful pains materially like an angel.
Like a doctor, I learned to create
from another’s suffering my own usefulness, and once
you know how to do this, you can never refuse.
To every house you enter, you must offer
healing: a chocolate cake you baked yourself,
the blessing of your voice, your chaste touch."
"I said nothing for a time, just ran my fingertips along the edge of the human-shaped emptiness that had been left inside me."Haruki Murakami (via muse)
"Art is to console those who are broken by life."Vincent Van Gogh (via railrose)
Josh Pyke - Leeward Side
THIS IS ALL I WANT.
Went into a Bon Iver listening comatose state, and shed a few too many salty tears for no particular reason. Things just make me sad.