The usefulness of a water pitcher dwelt in the emptiness where water might be put, not in the form of the pitcher or the material of which it was made.
Kakuzo Okakura “The Book of Tea”
All movement is unconscious and abstract. We provide the definition later.
~ü
[Image: Wassily Kandinsky Tanzkurven: Zu den Tänzen der Palucca, Das Kunstblatt, Potsdam, vol. 10, no. 3 (1926)]

All movement is unconscious and abstract. We provide the definition later.

[Image: Wassily Kandinsky Tanzkurven: Zu den Tänzen der Palucca, Das Kunstblatt, Potsdam, vol. 10, no. 3 (1926)]

When memories fade away, all that is left are anchor-less thoughts.

We need solitude,

the sound of one’s own footsteps,

empty rainwashed streets,

alone with a drifting mind,

at ease with eternity.

Michael Boiano, from “Things I Miss” (via journalofanobody)

I used to think that the best audience was an audience that didn’t know you and didn’t like you, and didn’t want to know you and didn’t want to like you. I used to really like to change everybody and make them like the music. I sort of get a kick out of that.

~ Debbie Harry (w/ Chris Stein from “The Class of ‘81”)

I used to think that the best audience was an audience that didn’t know you and didn’t like you, and didn’t want to know you and didn’t want to like you. I used to really like to change everybody and make them like the music. I sort of get a kick out of that.

~ Debbie Harry (w/ Chris Stein from “The Class of ‘81”)

The death of self is needed here, not rhetoric: be nothing, then, and walk upon the waves.
The Mathnavi

Recently, Routledge and some collaborators showed that nostalgia serves an “existential function.” In one study, the researchers randomly assigned some test participants to read nostalgic song lyrics, and others to read neutral lines. Those in the nostalgic group subsequently rated their lives as more meaningful and full of purpose. “Nostalgia reminds us that people love us, and that we’ve had good interpersonal experiences,” says Routledge. “So our lives feel worthwhile.” (

~ Why The Internet Fetishizes Old Photos | Co.Design | business design)
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Recently, Routledge and some collaborators showed that nostalgia serves an “existential function.” In one study, the researchers randomly assigned some test participants to read nostalgic song lyrics, and others to read neutral lines. Those in the nostalgic group subsequently rated their lives as more meaningful and full of purpose. “Nostalgia reminds us that people love us, and that we’ve had good interpersonal experiences,” says Routledge. “So our lives feel worthwhile.” (

~ Why The Internet Fetishizes Old Photos | Co.Design | business design)

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‎Imagine that every person in the world is enlightened but you. They are all your teachers, each doing just the right things to help you learn perfect patience, perfect wisdom, perfect compassion.
Buddha (via terramantra)

The only demand on an artist is that you are totally possessed by what you do. #

I never thought my distant memories would take on the quality of dreams. Only a thin knowledge of reality separate the two, and I even find myself questioning that.
~ü
[Image: Andy Prokh]
(via journalofanobody)

I never thought my distant memories would take on the quality of dreams. Only a thin knowledge of reality separate the two, and I even find myself questioning that.

[Image: Andy Prokh]

(via journalofanobody)