minusmanhattan:

New Guinea Skeleton Tribe by Timothy Allen. 

minusmanhattan:

New Guinea Skeleton Tribe by Timothy Allen. 

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"Writing is for stories to be read, books to be published, poems to be recited, plays to be acted, songs to be sung, newspapers to be shared, letters to be mailed, jokes to be told, notes to be passed, recipes to be cooked, messages to be exchanged, memos to be circulated, announcements to be posted, bills to be collected, posters to be displayed and diaries to be concealed. Writing is for ideas, action, reflection, and experience. It is not for having your ignorance exposed, your sensitivity destroyed, or your ability assessed."

Frank Smith (via writingquotes)

This blog is has strayed from the path of aesthetics in the past couple years, but I promise to work on guiding it back. Eventually. For now, here’s this.

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"If you use magic in fiction, the first thing you have to do is put barriers up. There must be limits to magic. If you can snap your fingers and make anything happen, where’s the fun in that? … The story really starts when you put limits on magic. Where fantasy gets a bad name is when anything can happen because a wizard snaps his fingers. Magic has to come with a cost, probably a much bigger cost than when things are done by what is usually called ‘the hard way.’"

Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld series, on writing magic. (via theticklishpear)

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(Source: sheila333, via hailthesunnydays)

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ibethattrillkid:

Africa | Omo Valley, Ethiopia


Beautiful photo. Beautiful face.

ibethattrillkid:

Africa | Omo Valley, Ethiopia

Beautiful photo. Beautiful face.

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"He had a word, too. Love, he called it. But I had been used to words for a long time. I knew that that word was like the others: just a shape to fill a lack; that when the right time came, you wouldn’t need a word for that anymore than for pride or fear."

William Faulkner (via greatauthorquotes)

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"To watch these things issuing from the otherwise mute pastoral morning is a man at the barn door. He is small, unclean, unshaven. He moves in the dry chaff among the dust and slats of sunlight with a constrained truculence. Saxon and Celtic bloods. A child of God…"

Child of God, Cormac McCarthy

In just a few, short days I’ll be on my way back to Achill Island (Ireland)… where I will spend two weeks digging holes in the mud in search of history. Feels like going home.

Original Photo Source :Linda Brown Lee

divineblu: Roadside fruit seller by Partha Das

divinebluRoadside fruit seller by Partha Das

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"He would pick up eggshells, a bird’s wing, a jawbone […] He would peer at them as if he could read them, and pocket them as if he could own them. This is death in my hand, this is ruin in my breast pocket, where I keep my reading glasses."

Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson

abstraire:

Gail Albert Halaban - Out My Window

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cinnabana:

“In theory, it seems like a good thing when a story we have really enjoyed carries on and on. It means we get more, and that’s what all readers want, mostly. We point at something we enjoyed a great deal and say more, please! Some artists are cranky and say “What? No, I already did that, now I want to do something else.” Others obligingly begin turning out more and more.

The problem with a lack of ending is that we can never form a completed opinion about the artwork we’re experiencing and enjoying. Without a final point, we can never say if it’s been any good or not. I think that’s partially why artists shy away from them.”

The Importance of Endings (via bookriot)

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You had my vote, Quvenzhané. 

If only every moment of every day could feel the way this piece of music sounds. Stunning. 

"He can’t wear them, Buck Mulligan told his face in the mirror. Etiquette is etiquette. He kills his mother but he can’t wear grey trousers."

James Joyce, Ulysses

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