— Out of Pace: A Memoir, Edward Said.
— Joseph Campbell,
The Power of Myth (via ashramof1)
Make it so!
— Walt Whitman (via takemetomountains)
Words to live by…from a “splendid bugger”
— Alain de Botton (via beartrapdreams)
Beautiful. I think our adulthood as well. Traveling constantly I wake in places and some times have to guess where I am from the quality of light, and the scent in the air. It can take a long few seconds to orient myself.
High in the central range …
We love you, New Yorker.
Read about next week’s cover, “Moment of Joy” by Jack Hunter, online now: http://nyr.kr/13bXQlV
I’m not one for politics. I detest it actually, it makes me more emotional than almost anything else. I’m so easily roused by anger when I read about prejudices, dirty tricks, unjustified behaviour, corruption. Everything that is humanely destructive but equally bracketed into the flawed mortality of individuals I’m entrusting my country with.
But don’t you think we should have a choice? A two-party system so we have the ability to choose if the government is corrupt? Isn’t that what democracy is all about? Not being shushed or silenced because ‘they have done so much things for us’. Yes, they have done things for us, but they’re our government. It’s, I’m sorry to be blunt, their job."
A Malaysian voter writes in the run up to the polls.
“One child is holding something that’s been banned in America to protect them. Guess which one?”
Such a sad statement of American society
Great discussion of the need for “pasar” approaches. Not the all or nothing of the cathedral - not the perfection of the studied, but the hybridity and fluidity of acceptance and understanding.
Really would enjoy more of this speaker.
Syed Khairudin: Death of cosmopolitanism (by malaysiakini)