The one thing in this life we know with certainty. You either watch change happen or you make it happen - but regardless of your involvement it occurs.
-  Sarah Ryhanen
A new one:


The constant source for happiness is curiosity.

- Alice Munro









Julia posted this a while ago
and i've been thinking a lot about it lately.
thank you.







from 'A Season in Hell' by Arthur Rimbaud




On the road, on winter nights, no shelter, no clothes, no food, a voice would fasten on my heart:

'weakness and strength: the fact is you are here - that much is strength. You don't know where you're going or why. Go everywhere, answer every greeting. You're no more likely to get yourself killed than if you were already a corpse.'

In the morning my eyes would be so blank, my expression so dead, that people I encountered may not even have seen me.




Arthur Rimbaud - Selected Poems and Letters
Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Jeremy Harding and John Sturrock
Penguin Books, 2004, p. 147






We are surrounded by Nothing. Everywhere we go, we have no idea what we're not seeing. We don't know what gravitational fields look like, what dark matter looks like, what quantum foam looks like, what de Kooning's drawing looked like, but what the scientists and the artists are telling us, in their very different ways, is that if we lean in, and pay very close attention, sometimes what looks like Nothing is the best place to find the most interesting ... somethings.

Robert Krulwich





















Jan Erik Vold (not credited(!))
at Oslo Airport Gardermoen





“in a day and age of instant gratification and everything moving so fast, we wanted to do the exact opposite,” says sigur rós’s jónsi birgisson. “slow tv is counter-active to the world we live in, in that it happens in real time and real slow.”

wish i saw this live (streamed).