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The pleasure of eating is one we share with animals; it depends solely on hunger and what is needed to satisfy it. The pleasures of the table are known only to the human race; they depend on careful preparations for the serving of the meal, on the choice of place, and on the thoughtful assembling of guests.
Brillat-Savarin
Oct 19, 2014
I am certain that movement never lies. #marthagraham
Oct 19, 2014 / 3 notes

I am certain that movement never lies. #marthagraham

Fish On Bone #circuitofthesenses #bemiscenter
Oct 18, 2014

Fish On Bone #circuitofthesenses #bemiscenter

#Service #circuitofthesenses #bemiscenter
Oct 18, 2014

#Service #circuitofthesenses #bemiscenter

Aliens Repel Spiders #studiocam #bemiscenter
Oct 18, 2014 / 1 note

Aliens Repel Spiders #studiocam #bemiscenter

Be of good cheer. Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.
(Helen Keller, 1880 – 1960)
Oct 17, 2014 / 1 note
#foodfutures #bemiscenter #studiocam #baltz
Oct 14, 2014

#foodfutures #bemiscenter #studiocam #baltz

Oct 13, 2014 / 481 notes

kateoplis:

IT SAVES YOU TIME.

It looks like it’s wasting time, but literature is actually the ultimate time-saver — because it gives us access to a range of emotions and events that it would take you years, decades, millennia to try to experience directly. Literature is the greatest reality simulator — a machine that puts you through infinitely more situations than you can ever directly witness.

IT MAKES YOU NICER.

Literature performs the basic magic of what things look like though someone else’s point of view; it allows us to consider the consequences of our actions on others in a way we otherwise wouldn’t; and it shows us examples of kindly, generous, sympathetic people.

Literature deeply stands opposed to the dominant value system — the one that rewards money and power. Writers are on the other side — they make us sympathetic to ideas and feelings that are of deep importance but can’t afford airtime in a commercialized, status-conscious, and cynical world.

IT’S A CURE FOR LONELINESS.

We’re weirder than we like to admit. We often can’t say what’s really on our minds. But in books we find descriptions of who we genuinely are and what events, described with an honesty quite different from what ordinary conversation allows for. In the best books, it’s as if the writer knows us better than we know ourselves — they find the words to describe the fragile, weird, special experiences of our inner lives… Writers open our hearts and minds, and give us maps to our own selves, so that we can travel in them more reliably and with less of a feeling of paranoia or persecution.”

What Books Do for the Human Soul: The Four Psychological Functions of Great Literature

Service is not the same as helping. Helping is based on inequality, it’s not a relationship between equals. When you help, you use your own strength to help someone with less strength. It’s a one up, one down relationship, and people feel this inequality. When we help, we may inadvertently take away more than we give, diminishing the person’s sense of self-worth and self-esteem… Serving is also different to fixing. We fix broken pipes; we don’t fix people. When I set about fixing another person, it’s because I see them as broken. Fixing is a form of judgment that separates us from one another; it creates a distance. So fundamentally, helping, fixing and serving are ways of seeing life. When you help, you see life as weak; when you fix, you see life as broken; and when you serve, you see life as whole. When we serve in this way, we understand that this person’s suffering is also my suffering, that their joy is also my joy… We may help or fix many things in our lives, but when we serve, we are always in the service of wholeness.


Rachel Remen

thereluctantoptimist:

o.t. I – V, by Conrad Jon Godly
Oct 13, 2014 / 91 notes

thereluctantoptimist:

o.t. I – V, by Conrad Jon Godly

(via murketing)

#regram @pagethirtythree
Sep 21, 2014 / 1 note

#regram @pagethirtythree

When a great ship is in harbor and moored, it is safe, there can be no doubt. But that is not what great ships are built for.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes, 1945
Sep 21, 2014
Bowery Presents
Sep 20, 2014 / 1 note

Bowery Presents

C/o Apart for Monnaie de Paris (re opening oct 2014!)
Sep 13, 2014

C/o Apart for Monnaie de Paris (re opening oct 2014!)

No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
Helen Keller
Sep 10, 2014 / 3 notes
GawdILoveYou #MaurizoCattelan
Aug 29, 2014

GawdILoveYou #MaurizoCattelan