The Spherical Staircase

Then the silence deepened

(Source: alterities)

“To be nobody but
yourself in a world
which is doing its best day and night to make you like
everybody else means to fight the hardest battle
which any human being can fight and never stop fighting.”

—   E.E. Cummings (via purplebuddhaproject)

“At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it.”

—    Thích Nhất Hạnh (via purplebuddhaproject)

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In Praise Of Communism by Dr. Malik Julian Gaines on SoundCloud

“He wrapped himself in quotations
- as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.”

—    Rudyard Kipling (via ratak-monodosico)

“Where there is desire, there is a wilderness.”

—   Can Xue, The Last Lover, trans. Annelie Finegan Wasmoen (via differenceetrepetition)

“There are those painters
called mini-painters
who realized
that God is in the detail
Even in pictures covering entire walls
not a single hair is omitted
For the greater glory of the Almighy
every carp in the pond
gets full exposure
down to its tiniest gill
People are seen depicted
with mouths agape
in order to give every tooth
or tooth stub
its due
including the remnants of food
that adorn them
The remotest mountaineers are conjured up
minute yet tangible like tin soldiers
scaling the rock-face
Anything one cannot see
but might desire to behold
if one felt the urge to take notice
is proffered to the onlooker
with the finest of fine brushes
how God could ever re-emerge
from those details
he got entangled in”

—   Alfred Brendel, “Mini-painters, ” Playing the Human Game

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Henri Michaux

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