I stay woke

"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."
Robert A. Heinlein
— 3 weeks ago
#specialization is for insects 
"The secret of a full life is to live and relate to others as if they might not be there tomorrow, as if you might not be there tomorrow. It eliminates the vice of procrastination, the sin of postponement, failed communications, failed communions. This thought has made me more and more attentive to all encounters. meetings, introductions, which might contain the seed of depth that might be carelessly overlooked. This feeling has become a rarity, and rarer every day now that we have reached a hastier and more superficial rhythm, now that we believe we are in touch with a greater amount of people, more people, more countries. This is the illusion which might cheat us of being in touch deeply with the one breathing next to us. The dangerous time when mechanical voices, radios, telephones, take the place of human intimacies, and the concept of being in touch with millions brings a greater and greater poverty in intimacy and human vision."
— 1 month ago with 1 note
#1946 
"You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore."
 Christopher Columbus
— 2 months ago with 1 note
chicarosa:

Making our way to #Kansai Airport via #train from #kyoto, passing by #Osaka. #bridges and #railway #tracks. Lines and beauty. #throwback #randomasia #japan

chicarosa:

Making our way to #Kansai Airport via #train from #kyoto, passing by #Osaka. #bridges and #railway #tracks. Lines and beauty. #throwback #randomasia #japan

— 2 months ago with 3 notes
"You know the cliché: You’re out on the town, you’re doing drugs, you’re drinking, you’re running on the walls, you’re pissing on the fireplace. It’s a cliché. Often you run into artists who live that life—and at one point, you find out that they’re not actually producing that much art. They’re living the life of the artist without the work."
Dorthe Nors (via paulcantor)
— 2 months ago with 8 notes