"Good fiction can be a form of good works. As a Catholic, I recognize that life is a story of continuous revision, of failure and unexpected grace, and of dogged hope. I am comfortable with the white space of ambiguity and mystery. I have faith, not certainty."

Nick Ripatrazone, “Sacrament of Fiction: On Becoming a Writer and Not a Priest” (via millionsmillions)

22 Apr 2014 / Reblogged from millionsmillions with 34 notes

putridaroma:

Something I got from inpatient. Very helpful!

putridaroma:

Something I got from inpatient. Very helpful!

Fellow Authors Rally Around One of Their Own

ladykailitha:

As a writer with mental health issues, I understand better than most about the type of troubles you can get into because your illness isn’t visible from the outside.

Even if you can’t donate, help out by spreading the word.

"A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life."

Christopher Germer (via depressionresource)

(Source: onlinecounsellingcollege)

erikkwakkel:

Blue world
This amazing image is part of a series of maps in a manuscript from the 1460s. What is striking is not just that we can so clearly recognize Europe, Asia and Africa, but that these continents are depicted so incredibly beautifully, in deep blue and gold. The map seems to float in space and above it various winds are blowing, produced by men with toy trumpets. Clouds are quietly drifting by. Who can resist jumping in and becoming part of this intoxicating blue world?
Pic: New York, Public Library, MS 87 (15th century). More blue maps from this book here.

erikkwakkel:

Blue world

This amazing image is part of a series of maps in a manuscript from the 1460s. What is striking is not just that we can so clearly recognize Europe, Asia and Africa, but that these continents are depicted so incredibly beautifully, in deep blue and gold. The map seems to float in space and above it various winds are blowing, produced by men with toy trumpets. Clouds are quietly drifting by. Who can resist jumping in and becoming part of this intoxicating blue world?

Pic: New York, Public Library, MS 87 (15th century). More blue maps from this book here.

22 Apr 2014 / Reblogged from erikkwakkel with 215 notes

carry-on-my-wayward-butt:

cantcatchthesloth:

the complete set of posters, made by students at New College of Florida. 

proceeds to print out and plaster these everywhere

22 Apr 2014 / Reblogged from ppmissouri with 210,795 notes

lymphocytic:


pink sweet peas, 1927 - Georgia O’Keeffe (re-print)

lymphocytic:

pink sweet peas, 1927 - Georgia O’Keeffe (re-print)

22 Apr 2014 / Reblogged from oldpainting with 988 notes

newwavefeminism:

I like what this Army officer had to say about sexual harassment in the military.

newwavefeminism:

I like what this Army officer had to say about sexual harassment in the military.

22 Apr 2014 / Reblogged from gothramen with 93,192 notes

drawpaintprint:

Willem de Kooning: Two Women (1947)

drawpaintprint:

Willem de Kooning: Two Women (1947)

22 Apr 2014 / Reblogged from hokeoutsider with 84 notes

biologicalmarginalia:

Julije Klović’s very early (c. 1539–1546) illustration of a Greater Bird of Paradise (left), the first known color illustration produced by a European. This may have been one of the skins brought back from the Maluku Islands by Magellan’s crew in 1622.Mužinić, J. et al. (2009) Julije Klović: the first colour drawing of Greater Bird of Paradise Paradisaea apoda in Europe and its model. Journal of Ornithology 150(3) 645–649.

biologicalmarginalia:

Julije Klović’s very early (c. 1539–1546) illustration of a Greater Bird of Paradise (left), the first known color illustration produced by a European. This may have been one of the skins brought back from the Maluku Islands by Magellan’s crew in 1622.

Mužinić, J. et al. (2009) Julije Klović: the first colour drawing of Greater Bird of Paradise Paradisaea apoda in Europe and its model. Journal of Ornithology 150(3) 645–649.

blackhistorytheremix:

Twenty years before NWA screamed “Fuck tha Police” Marsha P. Johnson was in the streets of New York throwing shoes at them (so the story goes). Marsha P. Johnson (June 27, 1944 – July 6, 1992) aka “the Saint of Christopher Street” was an iconic trans* rights activist. She was a leader in the resistance against police harassment in what we know as the Stonewall Riots. She also was the cofounder of Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (S.T.A.R.)

blackhistorytheremix:

Twenty years before NWA screamed “Fuck tha Police” Marsha P. Johnson was in the streets of New York throwing shoes at them (so the story goes). Marsha P. Johnson (June 27, 1944 – July 6, 1992) aka “the Saint of Christopher Street” was an iconic trans* rights activist. She was a leader in the resistance against police harassment in what we know as the Stonewall Riots. She also was the cofounder of Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (S.T.A.R.)

20 Apr 2014 / Reblogged from blessedsisyphus with 5,302 notes

august-mor:

Jane Goodall. National Geographic, 1974.
“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” 

august-mor:

Jane GoodallNational Geographic, 1974.

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” 

wehadfacesthen:

Lillian Gish by Edward Steichen, 1932
via decayinghollywoodmansions

wehadfacesthen:

Lillian Gish by Edward Steichen, 1932

via decayinghollywoodmansions

20 Apr 2014 / Reblogged from littlepennydreadful with 213 notes

luzfosca:

From the book “Building London: The Making of a Modern Metropolis”  by Bruce Marshall.
Photo from the archives of Getty Images
Thanks to tytusjaneta

luzfosca:

From the book “Building London: The Making of a Modern Metropolis”  by Bruce Marshall.

Photo from the archives of Getty Images

Thanks to tytusjaneta

(Source: tytusjaneta)

20 Apr 2014 / Reblogged from amory-blaine with 460 notes

sci-universe:

Italy’s Mount Etna volcano erupting perfect smoke rings.
Blaze it.