04 7 / 2014

cross-connect:

Michael Summers

Michael Summers’s playful “Pop Surrealist” paintings portray a crisp and colorful world, alive with nostalgia, splendor, playfulness and whimsy. By taking everyday objects and imagery and putting them in a new context, he encourages people to take another look at the world around them. After all, our everyday lives are filled with wonder, beauty, and magic, if only we allow our eyes to see it.

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04 7 / 2014

bookmania:

Sad lines from a beautiful book.

bookmania:

Sad lines from a beautiful book.

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"An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind."

Mahatma Gandhi (via leslieseuffert)

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30 6 / 2014

titanium44:

What real love is like

Ask anyone about love and they’ll give you an opinion: It’s written in the stars. It’s succulent, a rose. It’s delightful, de-lovely… unless it’s a battlefield. In any event, it’s one hell of a feeling, right?

We might want to rethink that, says Harville Hendrix, PhD, a…

30 6 / 2014

"Acceptance is not love; You love a person because he or she has lovable traits, but you accept everybody just because they’re alive and human."

Albert Ellis  (via titanium44)

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30 6 / 2014

"Creating a life that reflects your values and satisfies your soul is a rare achievement. In a culture that relentlessly promotes avarice and excess as the good life, a person happy doing his own work is usually considered an eccentric, if not a subversive. Ambition is only understood if it’s to rise to the top of some imaginary ladder of success. Someone who takes an undemanding job because it affords him the time to pursue other interests and activities is considered a flake. A person who abandons a career in order to stay home and raise children is considered not to be living up to his potential — as if a job title and salary are the sole measure of human worth.You’ll be told in a hundred ways, some subtle and some not, to keep climbing, and never be satisfied with where you are, who you are, and what you’re doing. There are a million ways to sell yourself out, and I guarantee you’ll hear about them.To invent your own life’s meaning is not easy, but it’s still allowed, and I think you’ll be happier for the trouble."

Bill Watterson (via titanium44)

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30 6 / 2014

"You know what I am going to say. I love you. What other men may mean when they use that expression, I cannot tell; what I mean is, that I am under the influence of some tremendous attraction which I have resisted in vain, and which overmasters me."

Charles Dickens, Our Mutual Friends (via titanium44)

30 6 / 2014

"Darling, a true lady takes off her dignity with her clothes and does her whorish best. At other times you can be as modest and dignified as your persona requires."

Robert A. Heinlein, The Notebooks of Lazarus Long (via titanium44)

30 6 / 2014

"It’s messing people up, this social pressure to “find your passion” and “know what it is you want to do”. It’s perfectly fine to just live your moments fully, and marvel as many small and large passions, many small and large purposes enter and leave your life. For many people there is no realization, no bliss to follow, no discovery of your life’s purpose. This isn’t sad, it’s just the way things are. Stop trying to find the forest and just enjoy the trees."

Sally Coulter   (via titanium44)

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30 6 / 2014

"Please don’t expect me to always be good and kind and loving. There are times when I will be cold and thoughtless and hard to understand."

Sylvia Plath  (via titanium44)

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30 6 / 2014


"If I accept myself fully in the right way, I will already have surpassed myself.”

Thomas Merton 

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