from one scallywag to another

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”

—   Pablo Picasso (via acrylicalchemy)

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nickelsonwooster:

City.

Splendid

(Source: englishsnow)

“I suspect the truth is that we are waiting, all of us, against insurmountable odds, for something extraordinary to happen to us.”

—   Khaled Hosseini, And the Mountains Echoed (via vedere-paul)

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7knotwind:

Haley Morris-Cafiero
Wait Watchers 

For my series, Wait Watchers, I set up a camera in a heavy-traffic, public area and take hundreds of photographs as I perform mundane, everyday tasks as people pass by me. I then examine the images to see if any of the passersby had a critical or questioning element in their face or in their body language. I consider my photographs a social experiment and I travel the world in an attempt to photograph the reactions of a diverse pool of passersby.

I seek out places that are beautifully lit, allow for an interesting composition and, if possible, set up a scene that references ideal feminine beauty and societal expectations. I put the camera on a tripod, bench or with an assistant, in full view of the by-passing gazer, set the focus and exposure and take hundreds of photographs.

The images capture the gazer in a Cartier-Bresson, microsecond moment where the shutter, the scene, my actions and their body language align and are presented to the viewer. While I do not know what they are thinking, the gazer appears to be visually troubled that I am in front of them.

Wow. Interesting project.

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This is what today did to me. Respect.

“You may remember the story of how the devil and a friend of his were walking down the street, when they saw ahead of them a man stoop down and pick up something from the ground, look at it, and put it away in his pocket. The friend said to the devil, “What did that man pick up?” “He picked up a piece of Truth,” said the devil. “That is a very bad business for you, then,” said his friend. “Oh, not at all,” the devil replied, “I am going to let him organise it.””

—   

J Krishnamurti

(via ashramof1)

(via theantidote)

“If you can think of times in your life that you’ve treated people with extraordinary decency and love, and pure uninterested concern, just because they were valuable as human beings. The ability to do that with ourselves. To treat ourselves the way we would treat a really good, precious friend. Or a tiny child of ours that we absolutely loved more than life itself. And I think it’s probably possible to achieve that. I think part of the job we’re here for is to learn how to do it.”

—   David Foster Wallace (via acherive)

A higher plane of existence. If only this thought crossed 1 out of every 100 people each day.
Never mind the attributed quoted person killed himself. Probably out of despair due to living in a world where these ideals are not considered the priority.

(Source: misswallflower, via fuckyeahexistentialism)