Come my tan-faced children, Follow well in order, get your weapons ready, Have you your pistols? have you your sharp-edged axes? Pioneers! O pioneers! For we cannot tarry here, We must march my darlings, we must bear the brunt of danger, We the youthful sinewy races, all the rest on us depend Pioneers! O pioneers! O you youths, Western youths, So impatient, full of action, full of manly pride...
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much...– O. A. Battista (via kari-shma)
The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not...– Thomas Merton (via kari-shma)
His voice, toward the end, was a soft coal breaking/open in the little stove of...– Dorianne Laux, “Last Words” (via nightmarebrunette)
Beauty is the only one of the aesthetic qualities that is also a value, like...– Arthur C. Danto, The Abuse of Beauty (via nightmarebrunette)
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Some things you don’t know you miss until, out of nowhere, you have them back,...– Jerry Stahl, Perv—A Love Story (via nightmarebrunette)
Musings from a Music Director: Celebrating Life...
“Superb,” “exquisite,” and “sensational” were some of the adjectives used to describe yesterday’s Chorale concert at the Chrysler Museum of Art. “The best concert of choral music I’ve ever heard” was how one patron described the experience. “You experienced God” were the disarmingly bold words of another. I am often asked what...
The first time I heard the raspy breath of a record cough and pop through the night was also the first time I thought about death. Moonlight sifted through the glass door behind our living room couch while my father gathered me, slight tight bundle of pajamas, elbows, and knees to his steady rhythmic chest and Karen Carpenter sweetened the silence with melody. “She died from anorexia in...
I’m tired of pretending to want things I don’t want and waiting for people to...– Stephen Elliott, “Tears” (via nightmarebrunette)
If you have fear of some pain or suffering, you should examine whether there is...– His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama (via nightmarebrunette)
From the very earliest times, we have experienced our world as profoundly...– Karen Armstrong, A Short History of Myth (via nightmarebrunette)