I am trying to understand the concept of a conformity-conscious freedom

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awritersruminations:

Poetry as a way of approaching the world — as the urgent effort — probably futile — to get at something inside or outside through language — or to escape into language as a way to survive a brutal material or psychological world. Somehow language — the effort in the ineffability of words — can…

You don’t understand me. You never will.”

"You are right, I do not, but then nor do I ever wish to.
The universe is unfathomable too, you know, but that does not
stop me from walking out into the cold each night and looking
up to the 2am sky and becoming consumed with one conclusive,
colossal and relentless thought.”

“And what is that?”

“My god, it’s beautiful.

Beau Taplin || Unfathomable.  (via afadthatlastsforever)

You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control.

 Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love (via feellng)

standwithpalestine:

The pro-Israel bias of the BBC and other Western media outlets will have you believe that the level of destruction in Gaza is in Israel and the relative calm in Israel is Gaza.

The death toll in Gaza has now reached 40 - overwhelmingly civilian, including children -  as Israel intensified its latest bombardment of the densely populated Gaza Strip. 

Western media continues to treat the words of the Israeli government as gospel - that they’re only “targeting Hamas”. It’s one of the biggest lies ever told. Ex-Israeli soldiers admitted being ordered to “cleanse Gaza” in the past. Nothing has changed.

There are literally thousands of instances where the Israeli military have intentionally killed Palestinian civilians. Take for example mother and daughter Majda and Rayah Abu Hajaj who were shot by an Israeli soldier as they were waving white flags. (He was ordered to serve… 45 days.)

Never forget that Israel is targeting Palestinian civilians and always has done. They’re not collateral damage - they are the intended targets.

Photos: Palestinians evacuate after an Israeli airstrike on a family home in Gaza City, July 9, 2014. Majdi Fathi / Reuters

But why, why, why can’t people just say what they mean?

Graeme Simsion, The Rosie Project (via wordsnquotes)

(via wordsnquotes)

You are so used to your features, you don’t know how beautiful you look to a stranger.

The creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act.
Marcel Duchamp

Marcel Duchamp (via chucklingpecan)

In this world
love has no color

yet how deeply
my body
is stained by yours.

Izumi Shikibu (via auroses)

(via sunyoungwrites)

aseaofquotes:

— Thomas Merton

Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.

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