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alissawilkinson:

Here’s to bounty in 2014. (at The Cloisters)

alissawilkinson:

Here’s to bounty in 2014. (at The Cloisters)

millionsmillions:

It’s here, dear readers. Our Great 2014 Book Preview is here.

10 Things Food Banks Need But Won't Ask For

(Source: edeubanks)

So, how do you raise a reader? Forget the dishes and the laundry. Have some coffee after dinner so you’re awake to read, “just one more.” Snuggle up and read together. It’s as much about being together as it is about expanding their minds and opening their vocabularies.

You get just one chance at this. The time flies away in a blink — but, in every page, the memories last forever.

Beautiful.
johnthelutheran:

brettkingery:

The Book of Common Prayer — Cambridge, 1638
Gold-tooled red goatskin, by Richard Balley

Looks like it was tailor-made to annoy Puritans. (It probably was…)

Beautiful.

johnthelutheran:

brettkingery:

The Book of Common Prayer — Cambridge, 1638

Gold-tooled red goatskin, by Richard Balley

Looks like it was tailor-made to annoy Puritans. (It probably was…)

(Source: ooblium, via wyclif)

What Can I Say

by Mary Oliver

What can I say that I have not said before?
So I’ll say it again.
The leaf has a song in it.
Stone is the face of patience.
Inside the river there is an unfinishable story
     and you are somewhere in it
and it will never end until all ends.

Take your busy heart to the art museum and the
     chamber of commerce
but take it also to the forest.
The song you heard singing in the leaf when you
     were a child
is singing still.
I am of years lived, so far, seventy-four,
and the leaf is singing still.

dawnawakened:

Gravity-Defying Land Art by Cornelia Konrads

German artist Cornelia Konrads creates mind-bending site-specific installations in public spaces, sculpture parks and private gardens around the world. Her work is frequently punctuated by the illusion of weightlessness, where stacked objects like logs, fences, and doorways appear to be suspended in mid-air, reinforcing their temporary nature as if the installation is beginning to dissolve before your very eyes. One of her more recent sculptures,Schleudersitz is an enormous slingshot made from a common park bench, and you can get a great idea of what it might be like to sit inside it with this interactive 360 degree view.

What you see here only begins to sratch the surface of Konrad’s work. You can see much more on her website. All imagery courtesy the artist.

[via This is Colossal]

Alexi Murdoch - It's Only Fear

literaryjukebox:

You must not fear, hold back, count or be a miser with your thoughts and feelings. It is also true that creation comes from an overflow, so you have to learn to intake, to imbibe, to nourish yourself and not be afraid of fullness. The fullness is like a tidal wave which then carries you, sweeps you into experience and into writing. Permit yourself to flow and overflow, allow for the rise in temperature, all the expansions and intensifications. Something is always born of excess: great art was born of great terrors, great loneliness, great inhibitions, instabilities, and it always balances them.

Song: “It’s Only Fear” by Alexi Murdoch

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