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likeafieldmouse:

Matthew Stone - Selections from Optimism as Cultural Rebellion and Unconditional Love

The so-called ‘psychotically depressed’ person who tries to kill herself doesn’t do so out of quote ‘hopelessness’ or any abstract conviction that life’s assets and debits do not square. And surely not because death seems suddenly appealing. The person in whom Its invisible agony reaches a certain unendurable level will kill herself the same way a trapped person will eventually jump from the window of a burning high-rise. Make no mistake about people who leap from burning windows. Their terror of falling from a great height is still just as great as it would be for you or me standing speculatively at the same window just checking out the view; i.e. the fear of falling remains a constant. The variable here is the other terror, the fire’s flames: when the flames get close enough, falling to death becomes the slightly less terrible of two terrors. It’s not desiring the fall; it’s terror of the flames. And yet nobody down on the sidewalk, looking up and yelling ‘Don’t!’ and ‘Hang on!’, can understand the jump. Not really. You’d have to have personally been trapped and felt flames to really understand a terror way beyond falling.

— David Foster Wallace (via sunrec)

gericalonzo:

Geric Alonzo / Am I ?
Watercolor on paper, photoshop / 2013.

gericalonzo:

Geric Alonzo / Am I ?

Watercolor on paper, photoshop / 2013.

(via halogenation)

Paloma Faith

—Just Be

Paloma Faith - Just Be

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.

— C.G. Jung 

(Source: observando, via halogenation)

All I know is that while I’m asleep, I’m never afraid, and I have no hopes, no struggles, no glories — and bless the man who invented sleep, a cloak over all human thought, food that drives away hunger, water that banishes thirst, fire that heats up cold, chill that moderates passion, and, finally, universal currency with which all things can be bought, weight and balance that brings the shepherd and the king, the fool and the wise, to the same level. There’s only one bad thing about sleep, as far as I’ve ever heard, and that is that it resembles death, since there’s very little difference between a sleeping man and a corpse.

— Miguel de Cervantes, The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha (via liquidnight)

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aimerzmind:
Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives

aimerzmind:

Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives

(Source: shutterstock.com, via p0rcelinaa)

Anonymous asked: Are you from toronto? I see a recent cn tower post!

Yes I am:)