Nobody knows his own frontiers… I don’t think I’d ever want to take a road if I knew where it led. Louis Kahan I am in the mood to dissolve in the sky. Ne t'arrête pas de respirer. Bits&bites. “I’ve been collecting anonymous photographs for many years.
During a retreat on the Toronto Islands, I had all these pictures and thought about these lost identities. Photography has this innate promise that we can take a picture of someone and keep it. But overtime, these pictures somehow become dislodged from their origins, and the people photographed are lost. There’s a theory from ancient times that says, ‘To capture a memory is like trying to capture a bird in an aviary of birds. Most of these works are made from cartes de visite, which is a 19th century photographic process invented by André Disdéri in France.
During the Victorian period, photographers would go out into the world and use cameras to capture everything: animals, exotic people and places. I started looking at this idea of how the camera aided colonization: our sense of entitlement over other beings and creatures without a critical understanding of what that entitlement meant. The image is almost life-size. ==D~~~~ "The only regret I will have in dying is if it is not for love.
" - Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1927-2014), Love in the Time of Cholera (Source: livefromthenypl, via starmaps) "And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling. " - Shanti (Source: travel-as-a-happy-hippie, via biblesandtea) This isn't happiness.™ Dark Silence In Suburbia. Fortunis Licetus De Monstris Fortunio Liceti (1577-1657) was an Italian philosopher, doctor and scientist.
He studied medicine and philosophy at the University of Bologna before becoming a lecturer of logic at the University of Pisa and then a professor of philosophy at the University of Padua. Liceti was omnivorous in his interests writing books on mathematics, philosophy, astronomy, genetics and disease. He was friends with Galileo and the mathematician Bonaventura Cavalieri, who once remarked that Liceti was such a prodigious scholar that he produced a book a week.
It’s certainly true that Liceti did have a rather impressive output of scientific and philosophical texts during his life ranging on subjects as diverse as the immortality of the soul, gem stones and the causes of headaches (which he thought were the microcosmic equivalent of lightning). He was also the first to posit the idea that fetal disease could lead to abnormalities in children. Grayriver.tumblr. La Muse Verte. Sovietunions: one thing i never do is write a rough draft it’s all or nothing go big or go home (via romanvs) Here’s the scenario: two children, one white and one black, walk into an exhibition filled with portraits of white people.
Both children enjoy it. After the exhibition they make self-portraits out of food. (via escuelitaguazabara) I have always loved too much,or not enough. (Source: kenomas, via vulturechow) V. sirin. Nabokov hunting butterflies above Gstaad, summer 1971, “as a fat hairless old man in shorts” Hello followers, this is me, the creator, inserting myself Pale Fire-style, into the “narrative.”
Sorry that this tumblr has been fallow for so long. It’s okay if you’ve totally forgotten you’re even following. I should explain why this tumblr even exists. It began as a final project for a memoir class, so it sat in stasis while I waited for it to be graded, and I got distracted by final exams and papers and whatnot. Narcolepsy. Reblololo. Reblololo.tumblr // in the instantly forgettable // Home / Message / Archive / Theme 357 notes 世界中歩いて印象的だったのは、「だらしなく歩くと繁華街に通じる」（中略）逆に、意志的に歩くと宗教施設とか聖なる場所にたどり着く。
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My stepdad just lost his job, and we rely on his income. We’re trying to stay in our home, afford the basic necessities, and buy life-sustaining medications. If you can give any amount of money to help, I would deeply appreciate it.Click here to donateAll the best,Caitlin I want to thank everyone who has donated, reblogged, and offered support. I feel nothingbut pain for the pasttrying to separatelike old clothescrumbling in a chestwhat does not lastfrom what I can keeptrying to understandhow I fellso short of what I intendedto do with my life.How life twists and turnsagainst us. —Sarah Brown Weitzman, from “Looking Back" (via mitochondria) [...] Gillo Pontecorvo, La battaglia di Algeri  Alain Resnais, L’année dernière à Marienbad 
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