Hattertown

“The mystery of life isn’t a problem to solve, but a reality to experience.”

-Frank Herbert, Dune

He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking.
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina (via fables-of-the-reconstruction)
elpasha71:

Alhambra, Patio de los Arrayanes (also known as Court of the Myrtles)
John Singer Sargent - 1879

elpasha71:

Alhambra, Patio de los Arrayanes (also known as Court of the Myrtles)

John Singer Sargent - 1879

ethereo:

Tsuguharu Hosoya, Autumn flame

ethereo:

Tsuguharu HosoyaAutumn flame

A place belongs forever to whoever claims it hardest, remembers it most obsessively, wrenches it from itself, shapes it, renders it, loves it so radically that he [she] remakes it in his [her] own image.
Joan Didion, from We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live: Collected Nonfiction (Everyman’s Library, 2006)

sci-universe:

We actually have pictures that great of Mars, a planet about 225 million kilometers (140 million miles) away from us.
Image copyright: NASA

Nostalgia

Nostalgia, you know, comes from the Greek
‘Nostos’ and ‘algos’, for homecoming and pain
There is no place on earth that I love as much as this one.
Even the sound of the wind through the leaves is familiar,
The hush of maple, the whisper of locust and wild cherry, the clatter of alder.
Today the first cool breeze of Autumn
carries with it the scent of wild grapes
And my mother making jelly in the kitchen,
And I am a child again
The woods full of mystery and promise
The old barn a playground
Dusty smell of hay and the scent of motor oil
Like my father’s hands on the weekend
A thousand years ago, a thousand lives ago
And yet right before my eyes
Springing forth with such immediacy
Such intensity
That there is no separation, no me
No then, nor now, only forever.
Only nostalgia, and fondness, and time.

You wear strength so well, I forget that you have to take it off at the end of the day; still feeling the marks that it leaves on your soul.
T.B. LaBerge // Unwritten Letters to You (via tblaberge)