"The axe forgets; the tree remembers."
— African Proverb (via onigiri85)
(Source: journalofanobody, via partialtotality)
Truisms (1984) by Jenny Holzer
"Anxiety, the next gumption trap, is sort of the opposite of ego. You’re so sure you’ll do everything wrong you’re afraid to do anything at all. Often this, rather than “laziness” is the real reason you find it hard to get started."
— Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig (via ceedling)
(Source: literaturemermaid, via goosebumpsfitsandmalaria)
"I do not forget that my voice is but one voice, my experience a mere drop in the sea, my knowledge no greater than the visual field in a microscope."
— Carl Jung (via partialtotality)
(Source: likeafieldmouse, via partialtotality)
Sheila Hicks in 1964 from Weaving As Metaphor
Six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century:
Believing that personal gain is made by crushing others
Worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected;
Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it;
Refusing to set aside trivial preferences;
Neglecting development and refinement of the mind;
Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.
— Cicero, 106 BC - 43 BC
(Source: lazyyogi, via partialtotality)
"The spiritual quality of earth: eternally pregnant and containing in its fertility the unwritten cipher of cosmic lore."
— Freida Harris (via sublimesea)
(Source: biscodeja-vu, via starfiredream)
Repetition Nineteen III, 1968
The British Museum is documenting African rock art through a collection of digital photographs.
Speaking of African rock art
Here’s some fantastic news for your Friday: On Thursday, the California Senate unanimously approved a new bill that defines sexual consent as a firm “yes” rather than a lack of “no.”
This is a big win for anti-rape activists, many of whom have been touting the necessity of an “affirmative consent” standard for years. California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has the next month to sign the bill into law. If he does, schools across the state would be required to define consent before engaging in sexual activity as an “affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement” or risk losing state financial aid funding.
I love California!!