Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.
Isabelle Eberhardt, The Nomad: The Diaries of Isabelle Eberhardt (via thatkindofwoman)
Pale Blue Eyes (The Velvet Underground Cover) - The Kills
"If I could make the world as pure and strange as what I see,
I’d put you in the mirror,
I put in front of me.
I put in front of me.
Linger on, your pale blue eyes.”
Monday, July 21, 2014
I’ve been writing all night, hoping to write down the bits and pieces that I want to remember about the trip. But in the end I feel as if I was just putting something small and simple on a pedestal. It wasn’t perfect that I made myself believe it to be. He isn’t perfect like he is in my head. But I don’t think I’m saying he is perfect, I think more of how I’m feeling right now is the reminisce of how he made me feel. The goods and the bads, they all counts to part of the memory I shared with him. I don’t care if it was suppose to mean something or not, but I’m so fond of him, so fond of the memory we shared. And I wanted to find a way to tell you, and to remind myself in the future that this happened. And I’m thankful for that.
Badass women from history
- Leather clad English rocker girl
- Women boxing on a roof in LA (1933)
- Ellen O’Neal, the greatest woman freestyle skateboarder in the 1970s
- Elspeth Beard, first Englishwoman to circumnavigate the world by motorcycle
And yet I know, and you, too, know that all I need is for the impossible to be.
Albert Camus, Caligula (via the-century)
Despite its exciting origins at the hands of terrified and superstitious French cave dwellers, and despite the fact that most artists are completely wackadoo, art history is pretty boring, not to mention long. We at Dark Rye can’t do much about the length, but we’d like to help take care of the boredom. Join us on this enlightening journey through the many ages of art, minus a couple of the duller ones like Mannerism and Neoclassicism. When you’re done, maybe you’ll swap out your old college Starry Night poster for something a little less clichéd…
Sunday, July 20, 2014
"It wasn’t only wickedness and scheming that made people unhappy, it was confusion and misunderstanding; above all, it was the failure to grasp the simple truth that other people are as real as you.”
— Atonement, Ian McEwan