Nov 28, 2013

Waste it wisely

Love is omnipresent in nature as motive and reward

Amylin Loglisci

John Steinbeck on Falling in Love: A 1958 Letter

New York
November 10, 1958
Dear Thom:
We had your letter this morning. I will answer it from my point of view and of course Elaine will from hers.
First — if you are in love — that’s a good thing — that’s about the best thing that can happen to anyone. Don’t let anyone make it small or light to you.
Second — There are several kinds of love. One is a selfish, mean, grasping, egotistical thing which uses love for self-importance. This is the ugly and crippling kind. The other is an outpouring of everything good in you — of kindness and consideration and respect — not only the social respect of manners but the greater respect which is recognition of another person as unique and valuable. The first kind can make you sick and small and weak but the second can release in you strength, and courage and goodness and even wisdom you didn’t know you had.
You say this is not puppy love. If you feel so deeply — of course it isn’t puppy love.
But I don’t think you were asking me what you feel. You know better than anyone. What you wanted me to help you with is what to do about it — and that I can tell you.
Glory in it for one thing and be very glad and grateful for it.
The object of love is the best and most beautiful. Try to live up to it.
If you love someone — there is no possible harm in saying so — only you must remember that some people are very shy and sometimes the saying must take that shyness into consideration.
Girls have a way of knowing or feeling what you feel, but they usually like to hear it also.
It sometimes happens that what you feel is not returned for one reason or another — but that does not make your feeling less valuable and good.
Lastly, I know your feeling because I have it and I’m glad you have it.
We will be glad to meet Susan. She will be very welcome. But Elaine will make all such arrangements because that is her province and she will be very glad to. She knows about love too and maybe she can give you more help than I can.
And don’t worry about losing. If it is right, it happens — The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.

own self-transformation

If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.
— Lao Tzu

Black Hills

Natalia Vodianova by Hedi Slimane for V Magazine #62

spoke to you in a hundred silent ways

I closed my mouth and spoke to you in a hundred silent ways.
— Rumi

Kathy Klein

Kathy Klein is a devout lover of plants, animals, people and the divine presence within all. She creates the danmalas by first centering herself in a meditative devotional space. Next she gathers flowers and natural objects while her mind is kept in mantra, resting in the immaterial. Then, through an act of grace and giving to all, she allows the materials to fall to the will of creation patterns. Her inspiration is given from the golden sound residing within perfect silence. They are reflections of the inexpressible, a gesture which points towards life’s abundance, an unspoken verse of Love. The danmalas remind us all to listen to the unheard voice of nature, creation, and the eternal mystery.

Gardens & Villa - Black Hills (Honey I'm Home Session)

Periods of our growth

Some periods of our growth are so confusing that we don’t even recognize that growth is happening. We may feel hostile or angry or weepy and hysterical, or we may feel depressed. It would never occur to us, unless we stumbled on a book or a person who explained to us, that we were in fact in the process of change, of actually becoming larger, spiritually, than we were before. Whenever we grow, we tend to feel it, as a young seed must feel the weight and inertia of the earth as it seeks to break out of its shell on its way to becoming a plant. Often the feeling is anything but pleasant. But what is most unpleasant is the not knowing what is happening. Those long periods when something inside ourselves seems to be waiting, holding its breath, unsure about what the next step should be, eventually become the periods we wait for, for it is in those periods that we realize that we are being prepared for the next phase of our life and that, in all probability, a new level of the personality is about to be revealed.

Alice Walker, Living by the Word

Nov 22, 2013

Happy friday! my 8 songs of the day

Kinky - Una Linea de Luz

Adam Green & Binki Shapiro - Just To Make Me Feel Good

Manu Chao - Me Gustas Tu

The Cat Empire - Brighter Than Gold

Arcade Fire - Neon Bible live in an elevator!

Franz Ferdinand - Love Illumination

JD Samson & Men - Club Thang

MGMT - Congratulations

Nov 21, 2013

Lamberto Teotino

Into your spirit

The view by Anders Hanssen


Oh baby cant you see!

Shining Bright (Norway) by hauken87

Love is omnipresen

Love is omnipresent in nature as motive and reward.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Love”

knock you down

today is #tbt so i would like to make one about a song, so here it is, shiver, 2008, what is good about music is that have de powers to make you connect to another person’s in a so deep emotional level that literately is  magic itself. 


Brooklyn-town-house-remodel-terrace-Fernlund-and-Logan- via Remodeslita

Find the truth right where you are

“If you are unable to find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?”

Corinne Reid

 i fall in love so hard for her illustrations, are like so poetic... more of here work here

For an Edgar Allan Poe themed exhibition.

My six songs of the day

 Sibille Attar - Julian! I want to be a dancer! (Live @ Nyhetsmorgon)
Rhye - Woman
The Von Bondies-c'mon c'mon
White Stripes - Blue Orchid
BELGIAN FOG - You Drive Me To Madness
Interpol - The Heinrich Maneuver

The sky is the ultimate art gallery

The sky is the ultimate art gallery just above us. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

A masterpiece

 via  weheartit 

"beauty without intelligence is a masterpiece painted on a napkin" (unknown)

Nov 20, 2013

Always in another planet

Artwork by Shan Jiang

State of grace

In one way, a state of grace or illumination happens where there is the greatest poised balance of the conscious mind with other levels of the psyche and body - a biological and spiritual recognition of the individual’s wholeness within himself and his relationship with the universe at large.

— Jane Roberts, Seth, "The Nature of Personal Reality"

India in Woodstock

what keep you awake?



image via we want contrast


Grilled Pineapple Kabobs with Honey Yogurt Sauce- Recipe here.


The more i want

via Anamu 

Solo llenar la tina con agua caliente...

Photo via: ...etc

NYC restauranteur Ali Cayne's dreamy bathroom. 

It’s not the most social pastime

For my whole life, my favorite activity was reading. It’s not the most social pastime
— Audrey Hepburn

JBM Drawings

Play it fucking loud !

En paz con la paz

Our real strength comes from dedication to principles

Our real strength comes from dedication to principles by which our resolutions are matured and our insight is stimulated and disciplined.

- Manly P. Hall


Como es arriba es abajo y como es abajo es arriba.

Colorado River Delta #2
Near San Felipe, Baja, Mexico, 2011, by Edward Burtynsky

Jewel of Mine Eye

Buddha lotus.