2011 has been a linear experience for me, i’ve learned alot about myself and i do owe some of that to tumblr. i’ve gained and loss, but i see nothing to complain about. i’ve pulled some great strides in school and continue to do so next year. i just have to remember not to complicate life, my brain has a tendency to do that.
“At present I absolutely want to paint a starry sky. It often seems to me that night is still more richly coloured than the day; having hues of the most intense violets, blues and greens. If only you pay attention to it you will see that certain stars are lemon-yellow, others pink or a green, blue and forget-me-not brilliance. And without my expatiating on this theme it is obvious that putting little white dots on the blue-black is not enough to paint a starry sky.”—Vincent van Gogh (via ruefle)
“Every reader, as he reads, is actually the reader of himself. The writer’s work is only a kind of optical instrument he provides the reader so he can discern what he might never have seen in himself without this book. The reader’s recognition in himself of what the book says is the proof of the book’s truth.”—Marcel Proust (via cultureofresistance)
“If you awaken from this illusion, and you understand that black implies white, self implies other, life implies death- or shall I say, death implies life- you can conceive yourself.”—Alan Watts (via sex-death-rebirth)