You add suffering to the world just as much when you take offense as when you give offense.

— Ken Keyes, Jr (via buffalo-divine-eden-no7)

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.

— W.B. Yeats (via desanguinea)

The O’Halloran girls, Bodyke, Co.Clare by National Library of Ireland on The Commons on Flickr.


Ainu  Man Circa 1880

Djuna Barnes, writer and journalist of the early twentieth century. 
Probably her most famous work is the novel Nightwood, chronicling the tempestuous and complex relationship of two women, Nora Flood and Robin Vote, but she was also a prolific journalist.  In order to write an article on force-feeding, she submitted to the process of force-feeding: “If I, play acting, felt my being burning with revolt at this brutal usurpation of my own functions, how they who actually suffered the ordeal in its acutest horror must have flamed at the violation of the sanctuaries of their spirits.” (‘How It Feels To Be Forcibly Fed’, New York World 1914).
She was opinionated, divisive, and sometimes problematic…but how could you not have a tiny bit of a crush on this woman?

Brad Prager: “Similar to the work of artists such as Chris Burden or Klaus Rinke, Herzog’s project can be treated as a reflection on the extent to which an artist can throw him or herself into an artwork with the aim of testing and revising the limits of their chosen medium.”