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9:59pm October 16, 2010
Miss Gabrielle Ray

(via complaina)
Miss Gabrielle Ray

(via complaina)

9:52pm October 16, 2010
msbluesky:

Ostrich pulling a cart for racing (late 19th or early 20th century)

msbluesky:

Ostrich pulling a cart for racing (late 19th or early 20th century)

9:49pm October 16, 2010
savevsdeath:

Coat of arms from The Stag Cook Book: Written for Men by Men (1922)

savevsdeath:

Coat of arms from The Stag Cook Book: Written for Men by Men (1922)

9:48pm October 16, 2010
savevsdeath:

detail from Pepsodent toothpaste ad (1922)

savevsdeath:

detail from Pepsodent toothpaste ad (1922)

9:43pm October 16, 2010
-peachh:

I’m just in love with this 1959 Ford Galaxie, don’t mind me.
All I need to be happy:
chrome
fins

-peachh:

I’m just in love with this 1959 Ford Galaxie, don’t mind me.

All I need to be happy:

  • chrome
  • fins
9:42pm October 16, 2010
nachtseite:

The Eve of St. Agnes - Arthur Hughes (1856)

nachtseite:

The Eve of St. Agnes - Arthur Hughes (1856)

9:42pm October 16, 2010
nachtseite:

The Sleeping Beauty - Daniel Maclise (1841)

nachtseite:

The Sleeping Beauty - Daniel Maclise (1841)

9:41pm October 16, 2010

“Poems and novels and paintings were not produced as objects for future academic study; there is no reason to think that they could be suitable objects of “research.””

— Robert Pippin In Defense of Naïve Reading (via portraitoftheartistasayoungman)
9:40pm October 16, 2010

“Gradually I became aware that professing English because I loved poems was like practicing vivisection because I loved dogs.”

— 

Michael Donaghy on the problem of literary theory

(via triadic)

9:38pm October 16, 2010

“Abba Evagrios, one of the Fathers of the Egyptian Desert sixteen hundred years ago, told his disciples, “Without temptations, no one will be saved.”

Temptations, trials, adversaries, troubles, pains, sorrows, griefs—they assail us, they hurt us, at times they seem to overwhelm us. The things that shake you may not shake me, but each of us gets profoundly shaken, and, on occasion, shaken to the core, where your secret despair and mine hides.

“Without temptations, no one will be saved.” In this fallen world, where evil in its many guises continually lurks, God hasn’t left us comfortless. He’s given us a world of Bach’s Kyrie and a child’s crooked smile, Cicero’s essays, the shimmering leaves of an aspen and a view of Mount Shuksan. These are glimpses, the ones on which we build our lives. We can carry the sorrow and despair, so easy to find and surrender to, or we can ferret out beauty, look for it, chase it and then cling to it and cherish it and build it into our lives with a rugged and graceful insistence. If we do, when the time comes to open your eyes after death closes them, the glimpses will have been just that—glimpses of a Vista that will draw you ever forward, into a Vision you can never exhaust.”

— Gregory Lee Wilcox - A View of Mount Shuksan (via nachtseite)