TMBTIST

  • 17th
  • August
  • 2014

As for grief, you’ll find it comes in waves. When the ship is first wrecked, you’re drowning, with wreckage all around you. Everything floating around you reminds you of the beauty and the magnificence of the ship that was, and is no more. And all you can do is float. You find some piece of the wreckage and you hang on for a while. Maybe it’s some physical thing. Maybe it’s a happy memory or a photograph. Maybe it’s a person who is also floating. For a while, all you can do is float. Stay alive.

In the beginning, the waves are 100 feet tall and crash over you without mercy. They come 10 seconds apart and don’t even give you time to catch your breath. All you can do is hang on and float. After a while, maybe weeks, maybe months, you’ll find the waves are still 100 feet tall, but they come further apart. When they come, they still crash all over you and wipe you out. But in between, you can breathe, you can function. You never know what’s going to trigger the grief. It might be a song, a picture, a street intersection, the smell of a cup of coffee. It can be just about anything…and the wave comes crashing. But in between waves, there is life. Somewhere down the line, and it’s different for everybody, you find that the waves are only 80 feet tall. Or 50 feet tall. And while they still come, they come further apart. You can see them coming. An anniversary, a birthday, or Christmas, or landing at O’Hare. You can see it coming, for the most part, and prepare yourself. And when it washes over you, you know that somehow you will, again, come out the other side. Soaking wet, sputtering, still hanging on to some tiny piece of the wreckage, but you’ll come out.

/u/GSnow
  • 16th
  • August
  • 2014

(Source: mrharristweed, via bungalowclassic)

  • 13th
  • August
  • 2014
oatmeal:

Tuesday night doodle.

oatmeal:

Tuesday night doodle.


Erich Buchwald Zinnwald, Landschaft, 1919

Erich Buchwald Zinnwald, Landschaft, 1919

(Source: the-night-picture-collector, via the-night-picture-collector)

  • 12th
  • August
  • 2014
If there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do you no harm.
African Proverb (via man-and-camera)

(via man-and-camera)

  • 10th
  • August
  • 2014

Joan Miro, Drawing-Collage, 1933

Joan Miro, Drawing-Collage, 1933

(Source: the-night-picture-collector, via the-night-picture-collector)

  • 8th
  • August
  • 2014
christiesauctions:

Stanislaus Souten Longley (1884-1966)Under the stars
The Neil Wilson Collection: A Romantic Vision

christiesauctions:

Stanislaus Souten Longley (1884-1966)
Under the stars

The Neil Wilson Collection: A Romantic Vision

  • 7th
  • August
  • 2014
Drinking does not cause women to get raped. Raping causes women to get raped. This is something that has been repeated over and over and over again because, clearly, there still appears to be some confusion about who should shoulder the blame for sexual assault. (For the record, it’s the people who commit sexual assaults, not the victims.)
Anti-rape campaigns need to stop blaming the victim. (via salon)
fieldmuseumphotoarchives:

Here is a great image from 1912 out on expedition. The woman in the center is resting her hand on a very large cactus.
© The Field Museum, CSB36203, Photographer Huron H. Smith.

Group of five people, men and women, standing in a cactus field.
North America U.S.A. California.
5x7 glass negative
8/1/1912

Why are they touching those?!?

fieldmuseumphotoarchives:

Here is a great image from 1912 out on expedition. The woman in the center is resting her hand on a very large cactus.

© The Field Museum, CSB36203, Photographer Huron H. Smith.

Group of five people, men and women, standing in a cactus field.

North America U.S.A. California.

5x7 glass negative

8/1/1912

Why are they touching those?!?


"I may not have been sure about what really did interest me, but I was absolutely sure about what didn’t."
Albert Camus, The Stranger

"I may not have been sure about what really did interest me, but I was absolutely sure about what didn’t."

Albert Camus, The Stranger

(Source: last-picture-show, via the-night-picture-collector)