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Kayaköy, Turkey

phillipsauction:

JENNY HOLZER | If You Aren’t Political Your Personal Life Should Be Exemplary, 1998 | Bronze plaque with black paint
ageofdestruction:

jets: Contrails over the North Atlantic Ocean, photographed by Terra satellite, 28th May 2001. Left by transatlantic jet planes, off the coast of Newfoundland. Detail of a larger image. Rendered in black and white.
Image credit: NASA/MODIS. 

ageofdestruction:

jets: Contrails over the North Atlantic Ocean, photographed by Terra satellite, 28th May 2001. Left by transatlantic jet planes, off the coast of Newfoundland. Detail of a larger image. Rendered in black and white.

Image credit: NASA/MODIS. 

(via thinkingimages)

fernsandmoss:

image from the book Overlay by Lucy Lippard

fernsandmoss:

image from the book Overlay by Lucy Lippard

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July, from my phone (@selfnonself on Instagram)

July, from my phone (@selfnonself on Instagram)

Today, from my phone (@selfnonself on Instagram)

Today, from my phone (@selfnonself on Instagram)

Collina Strada

loom-ing:

John Brooks
Ecology of Process
weaving & collage
2013

loom-ing:

John Brooks

Ecology of Process

weaving & collage

2013

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Bat for Lashes, Lilies, 2013

Adrienne Rich reading “Diving Into the Wreck”, from Diving into the Wreck: Poems 1971-1972

"We often use technology to save time, but increasingly, it either takes the saved time along with it, or makes the saved time less present, intimate and rich. I worry that the closer the world gets to our fingertips, the further it gets from our hearts. It’s not an either/or — being “anti-technology” is perhaps the only thing more foolish than being unquestioningly “pro-technology” — but a question of balance that our lives hang upon.

…Everyone is always in need of something that another person can give, be it undivided attention, a kind word or deep empathy. There is no better use of a life than to be attentive to such needs. There are as many ways to do this as there are kinds of loneliness, but all of them require attentiveness, all of them require the hard work of emotional computation and corporeal compassion.”

- Jonathan Safran Foer, "How Not to Be Alone"

"To hear is to let the sound wander all the way through the labyrinth of your ear; to listen is to travel the other way to meet it. It’s not passive but active, this listening. It’s as though you retell each story, translate it into the language particular to you, fit it into your cosmology so you can understand and respond, and thereby it becomes part of you. The word empathy originally meant feeling into, and to empathize is to reach out to meet the data that comes through the labyrinths of the senses. To enter into, we say, as though another person’s life was also a place you could travel to….

Empathy means that you travel out of yourself a little or expand. Recognizing the reality of another’s existence is the imaginative leap that is the birth of empathy, a word invented by a psychologist interested in visual art. The word is only slightly more than a century old, though the words sympathy, kindness, pity, compassion, fellow-feeling, and others covered the same general ground before Edward Titchener coined it in 1909. It was a translation of the German word Einfuhlung, or feeling into, as though the feeling itself reached out.”

- Rebecca Solnit, "The Far North of Experience"

Tel Aviv, Israel, 2013

Old City, Jerusalem, Israel, 2013

Tindersticks, The Other Side of the World, 2008 (live in Berlin, 30 April 2008)

Tindersticks, Mistakes, 1995 (live in Berlin, 30 April 2008)

1. The first search result returned for this very favorite song, and

2. A pleasant surprise, as I was in the audience that night on my very first trip to Germany, my then-future/now-former second home.

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