Sticks and Stones by xkcd (hover text: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can make me think I deserved it.”)
Pulp Art Book by Neil Krug I love this series
Years later, a friend would describe her world as being peopled entirely by radiator and drains. If so, then Damian was King Radiator. He warmed the company he was in. — Past Imperfect by Julian Fellowes (via the happiness project)
Deserted States of America by Rob Hann
“It’s such a pleasant thing — just to be alive”
Our Dancing Daughters, 1928
Paul Graham - Ashtray on Table, Morley’s Cafe, Markham Moor, Nottinghamshire (from the series A1: The Great North Road), 1981
Marilyn Monroe as Theda Bara, photographed by Richard Avedon, 1958.
I find each time this image surprises me - how *different* she looks, the signifiers of Monroe undone (even more than the ones of her young and dark haired). She was much more beautiful and exotic than Bara. She was so tremendously lovely - no actress to portray her has gotten near to how exquisite and vibrant she was. Combined with the lush colors and textures - it’s rather overwhelming, really.
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Commelina communis L. - side view - ow (detail) by Macoto Murayama/村山誠 (via frantic and never)
Most prayers in this room begin with a request to bow your heads. I would like to ask that you not bow your heads. I would like to ask that you take a moment to look around the room at all of the men and women here, in this moment, sharing together this extraordinary experience of being alive and of dedicating ourselves to working toward improving the lives of the people in our state.
This is a room in which there are many challenging debates, many moments of tension, of ideological division, of frustration. But this is also a room where, as my secular humanist tradition stresses, by the very fact of being human, we have much more in common than we have differences. We share the same spectrum of potential for care, for compassion, for fear, for joy, for love….
For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love. —
Atheist lawmaker opens session with Carl Sagan quote instead of prayer (via @pourmecoffee)
nude by Édouard Boubat
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Cosmetics are an extension of the will. Why do you think all men paint themselves when they go to fight? When I paint my eyes to match my soup, it is not because I have nothing better to do than worry over trifles. It says, ‘I belong here, and you will not deny me.’ When I streak my lips red as foxgloves, I say, ‘Come here, male. I am your mate, and you will not deny me.’ When I pinch my cheeks and dust them with mother-of-pearl, I say, ‘Death, keep off, I am your enemy, and you will not deny me.’ I say these things, and the world listens, Masha. Because my magic is as strong as an arm. And I am never denied. — Catherynne M. Valente, Deathless (via greenkneehighs)
Inuit Genealogy, Jean Malaurie (via huldrapress)