“I’ve been quite miserable. You’d call me selfish — but I feel it more and more; I feel the need to be alone with people who understand without having to try. I need that sense of effortlessness right there — I just refuse to hold back these days. I refuse to settle for some lucidity of mind in my own privacy and then no more energy left, no more vitality left to keep me going. It’s all anxiety and restlessness. And — I find it more and more hard to waste my time on people I don’t truly care about for I feel they don’t care enough either. Or they do care, in their own way, but it’s just not meaningful to me whatsoever. Does it all lie in my complete inability to receive? At any rate, I think they surely like the idea — that’s why they obviously keep coming around for tea! But at this point, I can’t have that — and there’s no point, really, for they don’t understand, ever, and in all my misery I am still pretty arrogant and demanding enough to believe that it is my right to wish to be felt rather than be understood but that doesn’t seem to happen either. So, here it is: is it possible? I ask. Is “emotion” possible without “understanding” of some sort?”

Virginia Woolf, from Selected Letters  (via thatkindofwoman)

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Abandoned Nuclear Power Plant

they don’t know what to do with it but it’s always there. you’ll find your way through the maze and always end up here, underneath it all.

Max Bill – Variation 12 (1938)Farblithographie

T is for “too close,” as in “There’s no such thing.”You know the feeling. Lips, hips, legs – everything pairs up, and close just isn’t close enough. When two human bodies want to get together, there’s not much that can keep them apart. It’s one of the most powerful forces in the world. Guess that’s why they call it attraction.

“Before you speak, ask yourself: Is it kind, is it true, is it necessary, does it improve upon the silence?”

— Shirdi Sai Baba (via fragilis)

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Joseph L. Bates. The Moon. 1860s.
sharpen my knife 🐇

“If people want to let you go, just let them do it. They may not understand who you are. So don’t play around with fire; don’t give them their cake and let them eat it too. Here is your rule of thumb: they either commit to you or get none of you.”

— The Heartbreak Hotel: How Long Will You Stay? (Joey Furjanic)

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