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How public, like a frog
To tell your name the livelong day
To an admiring bog!

— Emily Dickinson

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arjuna-vallabha:

Shiva Parivar (Shiva family) by Mahaveer Swami

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Twist and Shout (Err… Inspect)

The Art of Swimming (1587)

[Ganesha please sweep the stumbling blocks from my path.]

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As more lives and communities are destroyed by the system that creates vast amounts of wealth for the few, the more heroic it sounds to “give back.” It’s what I would call “conscience laundering” — feeling better about accumulating more than any one person could possibly need to live on by sprinkling a little around as an act of charity.

Peter Buffett, Warren’ son, In “The Charitable-Industrial Complex” (via reblogging4reference)

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historicaltimes:

Elspeth Beard, an Englishwoman who circumnavigated the globe on her BMW motorcycle 1981

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Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté - Iga Bani

ali farka touré & toumani diabaté - iga bani - in the heart of the moon (2005)

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femme-de-lettres:

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Any painting that can be earnestly titled Man with Cat is good in my books, dear reader.

Add to that the fact that thisportrait of Henry Sturgis Drinker by that title was painted in 1898 by his sister-in-law Cecilia Beaux—a woman of whom the Smithsonian American Art Museum writes: “Beaux was a fiercely independent woman who lived well, kept handsome lovers, and had a will of iron. At a time when few women could, she carved out a career for herself as a portraitist, and was thought to rival John Singer Sargent”—and I just might have a new favorite painting.

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nemfrog:

The coffee plant. H. Zippel (botanist) & C. Boller (artist). 1897.

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Hannes Kästner - Toccata & Fugue In D Minor

theantidote:

Johann Sebastian Bach - Toccata & Fugue In D Minor

Performed By Premiere Organist Hannes Kastner

J.S. Bach once challenged fellow harpsichordist Louis Marchand to a keyboard duel in 1717. However, Marchand proved unworthy of the challenge and fled on the day of the duel. It was said that Bach was too modest to speak of the event in his later life, and was perhaps a little ashamed to have embarrassed the young Marchand. 

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[ringtales wrote: I love this fucking fugue.]

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Inuit Virtues: Alertness

mammothsteppe:

"Whenever he hunts or travels he does not permit himself to become completely distracted by one activity, but is constantly on the watch for any change in his surroundings. Thus, no matter how intent he may be on stalking a seal lying on the ice, he still glances around the area in case a polar bear might be near, and he watches the surrounding ice lest it should begin to move and carry him away from the landfast ice. When crews of men are engaged in butchering a walrus on an ice pan, they frequently look up and flash their eyes over the surrounding water in case a seal should surface nearby. And should they see one, they move with amazing speed to grab their rifles and shoot, knowing that the first chance is always best and often there is no second chance. Their secret is to avoid becoming too engrossed in what they are doing. One who hunts with them will find that he is too slow and deliberate, and hence will rarely get off a shot before the Eskimos do. Finally, some of the alertness and quickness is acquired, and it is a considerable advantage in getting along successfully. A measure of this sort of alertness could mean a life saved in an emergency as easily as in everyday life it means a seal brought home that might have gotten away."

—Nelson, “Shadow of the Hunter”

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"I don’t understand… I just don’t understand. I’ve never heard such a strange story." Rashomon - Akira Kurosawa

[Of all the movies ever made, this is my favorite: Rashomon.]

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abject-reptile:

'Holding out for a hero like Buster Keaton'. Brilliant selection of clips.

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felixinclusis:

wasbella102Claude Monet reading a newspaper. Pierre Auguste Renoir

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