Ame ni mo makezu (Be not Defeated by the Rain) by Kenji Miyazawa

not losing to the rain

not losing to the wind

not losing to the snow nor to summer’s heat

with a strong body

not fettered by desire

never losing temper

always quietly smiling

every day four bowls of brown rice

miso and some vegetables to eat

in everything

count yourself last and put others before you

watching and listening, and understanding

and never forgetting

in the shade of the woods of the pines of the fields

being in a little thatched hut

if there is a sick child to the east

going and nursing over them

if there is a tired mother to the west

going and shouldering her sheaf of rice

if there is someone near death to the south

going and saying there’s no need to be afraid

if there is a quarrel or a lawsuit to the north

telling them to leave off with such waste

when there’s drought, shedding tears of sympathy

when the summer’s cold, wandering upset

called a nobody by everyone

without being praised

without being blamed

such a person

I want to become

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Infernal Apparition ~ Paul Lormier 1848

Stem of Young Pine Tree, Photomicrograph by Michael Franklin
Nothing is absolute. Everything changes, everything moves, everything revolves, everything flies and goes away. Frida Kahlo (via sadfag)

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Tell me his soul is not old.

eyes tell legends

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La hora del té en la Rive Gauche

Hollis Frampton, Nostalgia (1971)
Writing is above all a question of instinct. Anthony Powell (via theparisreview)
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"I paint myself because I am often alone and I am the subject I know best."
— Frida Kahlo
Photo by Guillermo Davila, 1929.
I must see new things and investigate them. I want to taste dark water and see crackling trees and wild winds. Egon SchieleĀ  (via ikilledjackjohnson)

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