Best things that happened in 2009
in an attempt to keep it positive + turning 21 + Dirty Projectors + summer in Berkeley + learning to meditate + poetry workshops + Yoga to the People + Grizzly Bear live + Mad Men + this + Washington and making jam + Cat War + Everything is Illuminated + Hillary (may she rest in peace) let’s hope for an even better 2010
Have you ever loved the body of a woman? Have you ever loved the body of a man?– I Sing the Body Electric! by Walt Whitman (via likeghosts)
Stereotyping People by Their Favorite Indie Bands
thingsgohazy: letmeworryaboutblank: The XX Blog enthusiasts who thought wearing a keffiyeha was awesome. Passion Pit Bros vaguely interested in listening to music and very interested in having sex with their girlfriend. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs Girls who bought checkered sneakers in the 8th grade. Fleet Foxes Hopelessly patchy beard growers. TV On The Radio Politically-correct hipsters. ...
I am in Socal
Are you? Who wants to save me from my family and meet me for a drink?
Most serious news stories are peppered with information that is laughably false,...– Chuck Klosterman (via marco, syntheticpubes)
Susanna: How the hell am I supposed to recover when I don't even understand my disease?
Val: But you do understand it. You spoke very clearly about it a second ago. But I think what you've got to do is put it down. Put it away. Put it in your notebook, but get it out of yourself. Away, so you can't curl up with it anymore.
To see a house in your dream represents your own soul and self. Specific rooms in the house indicate a specific aspect of your psyche. In general, the attic represents your intellect, the basement represents the unconscious, etc. If the house is empty, it indicates feelings of insecurity. If the house is shifting, it suggests you are going through personal changes and questioning your beliefs. To...
George Oppen/ The Forms of Love Parked in the...
I want so obviously, so desperately to be loved, and to be capable of love. I am...– Sylvia Plath. (via milktrees, awkwardforever)
People are always shouting that they want to create a better future. It’s not...– Milan Kundera, “The Book Laughter and Forgetting,” translated from the Czech by Michael Henry Heim.
Animal Collective/ Street Flash I’m so...
clothedinsky: wideeyedhippiechild: poortaste: 350 years ago the Church proclaimed, “The Earth is the center of the Universe and anyone who says otherwise is a heretic.” Today, the government proclaims, “All drugs that can expand consciousness are without medical or social justification, and anyone who uses them is a criminal.” “It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established...
To deny the reality of things is to miss their reality; to assert the emptiness...– Hsin Hsin Ming. (via styleandsubstance)
There's a certain Slant of light, Winter Afternoons – That oppresses, like the Heft Of Cathedral Tunes – Heavenly Hurt, it gives us – We can find no scar, But internal difference, Where the Meanings, are – None may teach it – Any – 'Tis the Seal Despair – An imperial affliction Sent us of the Air – When it comes, the Landscape listens – Shadows – hold their breath – When it goes, 'tis like the...
A clip from “A Brief History of Disbelief,” the amazing BBC documentary I referenced in this post. (via nevver)
I have officially hit a new level of lameness. And...
I left early from a party tonight because I wanted to come home to work on my thesis. And, more immediately, because they had a fire on, and I was having a heat stroke. (In November.)
So I’m watching Conan while waiting for my sleeping pill to kick in (you know, the usual), and then all of a sudden both William Shatner and Sarah Palin are on stage, doing dramatic readings of excerpts out of each other’s autobiographies. Most uncomfortable two minutes of my life.
Smashing Pumpkins/ Today (via thingsgohazy)
hacer las cosas correctas no se me da por...
To say I’m without fear— it wouldn’t be true. I’m afraid of sickness, humiliation. Like anyone, I have my dreams. But I’ve learned to hide them, to protect myself from fulfillment: all happiness attracts the Fates’ anger. They are sisters, savages— in the end, they have no emotion but envy. —Louise Gluck (from Ararat).
Black swan theory
“What we call here a Black Swan (and capitalize it) is an event with the following three attributes. First, it is an outlier, as it lies outside the realm of regular expectations, because nothing in the past can convincingly point to its possibility. Second, it carries an extreme impact. Third, in spite of its outlier status, human nature makes us concoct explanations for its occurrence...
i was approached by someone today and they said to me: “hey, i saw you on the...– jason (via bustour) Hahaha, oh god, yeah, that was me.
There is nothing we can't do
Maybe I will get a job, get a job as a waitress Maybe waiting tables in a diner in some remote city down the highway After all that we’ve been through, I know we’ll make it after the wait The question is a truth There is nothing we can’t do I’ll see you along the way, baby The stillness is the move
It's human to want to leave everything.
Dirty Projectors/ No Intention You represent...
Your love Should never be offered to the mouth of a Stranger, Only to someone...– Hafiz (via fatalistichues, exactcenter)
Dirty Projectors/ Two Doves don’t confront...
There are more kangaroos than people in Australia....
thingsgohazy: -OMGFacts knowing this somehow relieves some of my stress I hate people
Chère imagination, ce que j’aime surtout en toi, c’est que tu ne pardonnes pas.– André Breton, Manifeste du surréalisme (via bigfun)