"For myself I am too heavy, and for you too light."
Franz Kafka, Letters To Milena (via wordsnquotes)
Ever finished a book? I mean, truly finished one? Cover to cover. Closed the spine with that slow awakening that comes with reentering consciousness?
You take a breath, deep from the bottom of your lungs and sit there. Book in both hands, your head staring down at the cover, back page or wall in front of you.
You’re grateful, thoughtful, pensive. You feel like a piece of you was just gained and lost. You’ve just experienced something deep, something intimate… Full from the experience, the connection, the richness that comes after digesting another soul.
It’s no surprise that readers are better people. Having experienced someone else’s life through abstract eyes, they’ve learned what it’s like to leave their bodies and see the world through other frames of reference. They have access to hundreds of souls, and the collected wisdom of all them."
Beautiful read on why readers are, “scientifically,” the best people to date.
Perhaps Kafka’s timeless contention that books are "the axe for the frozen sea inside us" applies equally to the frozen sea between us.(via explore-blog)
TAPIO WIRKKALA, Caravelle flatware serie, designed for Finnair aircraft. Produced by Kultakeskus, 1960. Image courtesy of the Tapio Wirkkala & Rut Bryk Foundation. / Architonic
Bibliothèque pour enfants (1965) in Clamart, France, by Atelier de Montrouge
"Do you love me enough that I may be weak with you?"
Alain de Botton, Essays in Love (via wordsnquotes)
"Anybody can become angry — that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way — that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy."
Aristotle (via fyp-philosophy)
Unknown Photographer, Bauhaus Workshop and Studio, (1929)
From the Bauhaus photo archives
Klimt’s studio with the last paintings he was working on, Vienna.