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whataboutzana:


One of the greatest enemies of happiness, of enjoying life, is the intrusion of loneliness. When you’re most alone is in nausea; when you’re throwing up you are alone on the face of this earth. The moment of orgasm is very lonely too—a little island in the middle of nowhere. There are a lot of paradoxes involved. When you’re working very hard you’re not lonely; you are the whole damn world.

Shelby Foote, American novelist and historian of the American Civil War, contemplating the reasons why he writes, in a 1997 interview for the New York State Writers Institute.
Photo by Charles Nicholas, c. 1978. (via)

whataboutzana:

One of the greatest enemies of happiness, of enjoying life, is the intrusion of loneliness. When you’re most alone is in nausea; when you’re throwing up you are alone on the face of this earth. The moment of orgasm is very lonely too—a little island in the middle of nowhere. There are a lot of paradoxes involved. When you’re working very hard you’re not lonely; you are the whole damn world.

Shelby FooteAmerican novelist and historian of the American Civil War, contemplating the reasons why he writes, in a 1997 interview for the New York State Writers Institute.

Photo by Charles Nicholas, c. 1978. (via)

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kristensahara:

1. The “c” word, conservative
2. Narcissist
3. Mansplainer
4. Language poet
5. Conceptual poet
6. White male
7. American
8. Mom poet
9. MFAer
10. Adjunct
11. Suicidal
12. Confessional
13. Enabler
14. Spiritual
15. Oracle
16. Carpet bomber
17. Bottom feeder
18. From Texas
19. Suburban
20. Diabetic
21. Fat poet
22. Old fat poet
23. Poet without facial hair
24. Haiku lover
25. A site
26. Nature poet
27. Hippie
28. Hipster
29. Poet of the soul
30. Josef Kaplan
31. Marie Antoinette
33. Excels in math
34. A Poet
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36. English Major
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38. Asthmatic
39. Not militant
40. Overly educated
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44. Phd candidate
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46. Shut in
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50. Stigmata survivor
51. Went to Catholic school
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55, not ironic
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57. Selfie subscriber
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59. Capitalist
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laclefdescoeurs:

Marine Scene, Constantin Alexandrovich Westchiloff

laclefdescoeurs:

Marine Scene, Constantin Alexandrovich Westchiloff

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colin-vian:

  Roger Fry - Blythburg, the Estuary (1892)

colin-vian:

  Roger Fry - Blythburg, the Estuary (1892)

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jules de balincourt

jules de balincourt

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paxmachina:

Onna Bugeisha (Feudal Japan Female Samurai)

Rare vintage photograph of an Onna-Bugeisha, one of the female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan (emerged before Samurai)
An onna-bugeisha (女武芸者?) was a type of female warrior belonging to the Japanese upper class. Many wives, widows, daughters, and rebels answered the call of duty by engaging in battle, commonly alongside samurai men. They were members of the bushi (samurai) class in feudal Japan and were trained in the use of weapons to protect their household, family, and honor in times of war. They also represented a divergence from the traditional “housewife” role of the Japanese woman. They are sometimes mistakenly referred to as female samurai, although this is an oversimplification. Onna bugeisha were very important people in ancient Japan. Significant icons such as Empress Jingu, Tomoe Gozen, Nakano Takeko, and Hōjō Masako were all onna bugeisha who came to have a significant impact on Japan.

paxmachina:

Onna Bugeisha (Feudal Japan Female Samurai)

Rare vintage photograph of an Onna-Bugeisha, one of the female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan (emerged before Samurai)

An onna-bugeisha (女武芸者?) was a type of female warrior belonging to the Japanese upper class. Many wives, widows, daughters, and rebels answered the call of duty by engaging in battle, commonly alongside samurai men. They were members of the bushi (samurai) class in feudal Japan and were trained in the use of weapons to protect their household, family, and honor in times of war. They also represented a divergence from the traditional “housewife” role of the Japanese woman. They are sometimes mistakenly referred to as female samurai, although this is an oversimplification. Onna bugeisha were very important people in ancient Japan. Significant icons such as Empress Jingu, Tomoe Gozen, Nakano Takeko, and Hōjō Masako were all onna bugeisha who came to have a significant impact on Japan.

(Source: retro-vintage-photography.blogspot.com, via hermosanikita)

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7knotwind:

JERRY SALTZ
advice for artists

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fairy-wren:

white-faced whistling ducks
(photo by halex)

fairy-wren:

white-faced whistling ducks

(photo by halex)

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