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May 21st, 2012

Let him die.



Let him die.

May 21st, 2012

"She had seen fear: the terrible helpless fear that rises up out of sadness and despair and is no…"

“She had seen fear: the terrible helpless fear that rises up out of sadness and despair and is no longer attached to anything— the helpless fear that is tied only to nothingness. Not fear or anxiety or despair about a person or a situation, nothing, nothing, only the exposure, the vulnerability, being cast loose from all certainties, from all dignity and all love.”

- Hans Keilson, Comedy in a Minor Key (translated by Damion Searls)
May 21st, 2012

fyeahwomenartists: Polly MorganStudy for Rest a Little on the…



fyeahwomenartists:

Polly Morgan
Study for Rest a Little on the Lap of Life

(by Polly Morgan, Fine Art Taxidermy)

May 21st, 2012

kill in the name of life

The abject is perverse
because it neither gives up nor assumes a prohibition, a rule,
or a law; but turns them aside, misleads, corrupts; uses them,
takes advantage of them, the better to deny them. It kills in the
name of life—a progressive despot; it lives at the behest of
death—an operator in genetic experimentations; it curbs the
other’s suffering for its own profit—a cynic (and a psychoanalyst); it establishes narcissistic power while pretending to reveal
the abyss—an artist who practices his art as a “business.” Corruption
is its most common, most obvious appearance. That
is the socialized appearance of the abject.—Julia Kristeva, “Powers of Horror”

May 21st, 2012

"…He said that the older you get, the lonelier you become, and the deeper the love you need. Which…"

“…He said that the older you get, the lonelier you become, and the deeper the love you need. Which means that this hero that you’re trying to maintain as the central figure in the drama of your life— this hero is not enjoying the life of a hero. You’re exerting a tremendous maintenance to keep this heroic stance available to you, and the hero is suffering defeat after defeat. And they’re not heroic defeats; they’re ignoble defeats. Finally, one day you say, ‘Let him die— I can’t invest any more in this heroic position.’ From there, you just live your life as if it’s real— as if you have to make decisions even though you have absolutely no guarantee of any of the consequences of your decisions.”

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leonard cohen in a 2002 spin interview culled from this pitchfork article

to expound upon this quote is to tarnish it; to deprive it of its power; to be pedantic. but this is essentially the most important life lesson i’ve ever learned.

(via theredbackpack)

Of course, it has to be Leonard Fucking Cohen.

Let him die.

May 21st, 2012

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May 21st, 2012

The dancer.



The dancer.

May 21st, 2012

Rhiannon



Rhiannon

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May 21st, 2012

sovietpostcards: “The Swallow’s Nest” in Yalta, Crimea, Ukraine…



sovietpostcards:

“The Swallow’s Nest” in Yalta, Crimea, Ukraine (1976)

May 21st, 2012

"I apologize to everything that I cannot be everywhere. I apologize to everyone that I cannot be…"

“I apologize to everything that I cannot be everywhere.
I apologize to everyone that I cannot be every man and woman.
I know that as long as I live nothing can justify me,
because I myself am an obstacle to myself.
Take it not amiss, O speech, that I borrow weighty words,
and later try hard to make them seem light.”

- Wisława Szymborska, from “Under a Certain Little Star” (trans. by Magnus J. Krynski and Robert A. Maguire)
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