Most of the time, most people are not crying in public, but everyone is always in need of something that another person can give, be it undivided attention, a kind word or deep empathy. There is no better use of a life than to be attentive to such needs. There are as many ways to do this as there are kinds of loneliness, but all of them require attentiveness, all of them require the hard work of emotional computation and corporeal compassion.”
— Jonathan Safran Foer, New York Times, How Not To Be Alone, 06/09/2013. (via floatingonatidalwave)
Airports see more sincere kisses than wedding halls. The walls of hospitals have heard more prayers than the walls of churches.”
— Unknown (via creatingaquietmind)
HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS?!
Why do I learn more about math from Tumblr than my 12+ years of formal education????????
No math teacher ever taught me this trick. Got damn.
This is great and all if you know how to subtract things from 100
Las Meninas - Diego Velázquez
This blog is my best recent follow, hands down. So good.
Oh, this is fantastic. I just lost myself in several of the other GIFs on the blog for at least half an hour. Go cruise through art history without having to listen to your boring teacher drone on and on in the Uffizi while you just want to get some gelato and meet up with the cute guy from the train.
(Was that just me? Yes, I’m a brat who is complaining about her art history education in Italy. I’d feel bad about that, except that lady was just such a drag. How do you make art un-fun?? Takes a real special human to do that.)
Come, come, whoever you are.
Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving.
It doesn’t matter.
Ours is not a caravan of despair.
Come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times.
Come, yet again,
— Rumi (via creatingaquietmind)