Nunc cognosco

Videmus nunc per speculum in aegnigmate

“Darkness and light divide the course of time, and oblivion snares with memory, a great part even of our living beings; we slightly remember our felicities, and the smartest strokes of affliction leave but short smart upon us. Sense endureth no extremities, and sorrows destroy us or themselves. To weep into stones are fables.”

—   Hydriotaphia, Urn-Burial Sir Thomas Browne

Cy Twombly : Fifty Days at Iliam: Shades of Achilles, Patroclus and Hector (1978)
(from cytwombly.info)

And now the rosy-finger’d morn appears,           
Shows every mournful face with tears o’erspread,          
And glares on the pale visage of the dead.

Cy Twombly : Fifty Days at Iliam: Shades of Achilles, Patroclus and Hector (1978)

(from cytwombly.info)

And now the rosy-finger’d morn appears,          

Shows every mournful face with tears o’erspread,          

And glares on the pale visage of the dead.

(Source: supersuperette, via lainhidden)

“There are two poisons at work spreading this disease. One of them is money. Money destroys human roots wherever it is able to penetrate, by turning desire for gain into the sole motive. It easily manages to outweigh all other motives, because the effort it demands is so very much less. Nothing is so clear and so simple as a row of figures.”

—   The Need for Roots Simone Weil

(Source: sikanapanele, via graham-unhinged)

“Fictional Elf Jewel Critic”

—   Currently taking submissions. 
arsvitaest:

Detail of kimono with flying cranes, Japan, ca. 1910-30Rijksmuseum

arsvitaest:

Detail of kimono with flying cranes, Japan, ca. 1910-30
Rijksmuseum

(via itsthom)

“Or at least I thought I believed in nothing. Actually, I had only exchanged a certain faith, faith in God, Who is Truth, for a vague uncertain faith in the opinions and authority of men and pamphlets and newspapers - wavering and varying and contradictory opinions which I did not even clearly understand.”

—   The Seven Storey Mountain, Thomas Merton
All aboard the mess express.