History, Art, Humanity and Literature

Really...is there anything else?

You are an ocean in a drop of dew,
all the universes in a thin sack of blood.

What are these pleasures then,
these joys, these worlds
that you keep reaching for,
hoping they will make you more alive?

—Rumi (via observando)

centuriespast:

COLE, ThomasView from Mount Holyoke, Northamptom, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm (detail)1836Oil on canvasMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York

centuriespast:

COLE, Thomas
View from Mount Holyoke, Northamptom, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm (detail)
1836
Oil on canvas
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

fleurdulys:

Imogen - Elizabeth Adela Stanhope Forbes

fleurdulys:

Imogen - Elizabeth Adela Stanhope Forbes

Books say: She did this because. Life says: She did this. Books are where things are explained to you; life is where things aren’t. I’m not surprised some people prefer books.

—Julian Barnes, Flaubert’s Parrot (via observando)

Live to the point of tears.

—Albert Camus (via observando)