by Sam Laughlin
Across Europe one finds buildings that lie unfinished, some are skeletal in form and purpose. These concrete forms represent a stage in architectural process that, in their case, may never be completed. Here we see architecture paused; construction has ceased and we are left with the bones of buildings in stasis.
In this state, an architectural lineage is revealed by their resemblance to the remains of classical structures. Incomplete for economic and political reasons, they becomes runis of modernity.
"I think everything in life is art. What you do. How you dress. The way you love someone, and how you talk. Your smile and your personality. What you believe in, and all your dreams. The way you drink your tea. How you decorate your home. Or party. Your grocery list. The food you make. How your writing looks. And the way you feel. Life is art."
Helena Bonham Carter (via aestheticintrovert)
"My idea of God is not a divine idea. It has to be shattered time after time. He shatters it Himself. He is the great iconoclast. Could we not almost say that this shattering is one of the marks of His presence? The Incarnation is the supreme example; it leaves all previous ideas of the Messiah in ruins."
C.S. Lewis (via blakebaggott)
"What I’ve come to learn is that the world is never saved in grand messianic gestures, but in the simple accumulation of gentle, soft, almost invisible acts of compassion."
and now it hurts in
places I didn’t know existed
seeping into cracks in the walls
under sealed doors
and into rooms
I had long forgot about
waking up nerves that
had long ago gone dormant
and setting them on fire
lighting each and every one
with intent and purpose
this is the way my heart breaks
"And silence, like darkness, can be kind; it, too, is a language."
Hanif Kureishi, from Intimacy (Scribner, 1999)
"Violence does not always take visible form, and not all wounds gush blood."
Murakami, Haruki -
1Q84 (via volaream)