19 hours ago   •   2 notes

There’s so much perfection in nature. I’ll never stop being amazed.

19 hours ago   •   7 notes

Marvelous times at Longwood Gardens.

2 days ago   •   5 notes
Usually the mantis makes an appearance when we’ve flooded our lives with so much business, activity, or chaos that we can no longer hear the still small voice within us… when we most need to be still, get quiet, and reach a place of calm.

Usually the mantis makes an appearance when we’ve flooded our lives with so much business, activity, or chaos that we can no longer hear the still small voice within us… when we most need to be still, get quiet, and reach a place of calm.

3 days ago   •   12 notes
Currently Reading: Maggie the Mechanic (Love and Rockets: Locas #1) by Jaime Hernandez

Currently Reading: Maggie the Mechanic (Love and Rockets: Locas #1) by Jaime Hernandez

3 days ago   •   7 notes

All too often, when we love somebody, we don’t accept him or her as what the person effectively is. We accept him or her insofar as this person fits the co-ordinates of our fantasy. We misidentify, wrongly identify him or her, which is why, when we discover that we were wrong, love can quickly turn into violence. There is nothing more dangerous, more lethal for the loved person than to be loved, as it were, for not what he or she is, but for fitting the ideal.

 - Slavoj Žižek, The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema
3 days ago   •   38 notes
Toeing the graphic novel waters with some Love and Rockets purchases. Thank goodness for fantagraphics or I wouldn’t have known where the hell to start.

Toeing the graphic novel waters with some Love and Rockets purchases. Thank goodness for fantagraphics or I wouldn’t have known where the hell to start.

4 days ago   •   72 notes
nm, gettin’ lost in my hair. hbu?

nm, gettin’ lost in my hair. hbu?

6 days ago   •   3,414 notes   •   VIA howtobeterrell   •   SOURCE sonofbaldwin

Beyond Ferguson, the pattern is clear. Blacks are always to blame, even as we are brutalized by police, ghettoized by neoliberal policies, and disenfranchised by a racist criminal (in)justice system.

But that’s the crux of white supremacist racial logic: the problem with black people is … well, black people – not mass incarceration and the deindustrialization of urban America, not educational inequality and generational poverty, not 400 years of slavery, lynchings, and Jim Crow. To be black in America is to be victimized and then made responsible for our victimization. We built this country. But, apparently, it is we who are lazy and dependent. We are bullied politically, socially and economically. But it is we who are called ‘thugs.’

6 days ago   •   301 notes   •   VIA lati-negros   •   SOURCE lati-negros

lati-negros:

Cuban-French duo, Ibeyi, “River”

#music  #video  #Ibeyl  #River  
6 days ago   •   5 notes

There are two types of people…

1 week ago   •   2 notes

Please don’t call me ma’am.

1 week ago   •   3 notes
1 week ago   •   986 notes   •   VIA aminatou   •   SOURCE aminatou

She did not flinch. ‘My past,’ she told the room, ‘is littered with the bones of men who were foolish enough to think I was someone they could sleep on.’

1 week ago   •   403 notes   •   VIA psychotherapy   •   SOURCE psychotherapy

psychotherapy:

Psychotherapist and author Adam Phillips on Pleasure & Frustration:

One of the obstacles is the demand that we be happy and enjoy your lives. I think it’s a huge distraction and it’s very undermining, I think. In the old days, whenever that was, there was an internal injunction to be good. Now the injunction is to be happy or to be enjoying yourself. And the reason this is a distraction is because life is also painful…in other words—and it’s a very simple thing and it’s very obvious and this starts in childhood—which is that if somebody can satisfy you, they can also frustrate you. This is ineluctable. It’s structural. It’s never going to change. This means that everybody has to deal with ambivalence—they’re going to have to deal with the fact that they love and hate the person they love and hate.

What we’re continuously being sold are possibilities for pleasure, in one way or another, as though all we want to do is get rid of the pain and increase the pleasure. I think this is a very impoverished view of what a life is, even though every life must involve trying to do something with the pain and having the pleasure. But there’s a difference between evacuating pain and frustration, and modifying it. And what we’re starved of now is frustration.

It’s as though we’re phobic of frustration, so the moment there is a feeling of frustration, it’s got to be filled with something. It’s a bit like the mother who overfeeds her child. She does that to stop the child from having appetite, because the appetite is so frightening. Now it seems to me there’s an attempt to foreclose appetite, to foreclose people’s capacity to think about what is really missing in their lives, what they might want and what they might do about getting it. Fantasies of satisfaction are saboteurs of pleasure.” 

2 weeks ago   •   39 notes   •   VIA haikuology   •   SOURCE haikuology

haikuology:

the story always

remains the same, it’s just the

characters that change.