Shaped by our Reasoning

compromise arising in my right mind

“ And anyway, when did sexual attraction become the sole metric for physical beauty? Is a sunset “ugly” just because you don’t want to fuck it? What about a waterfall? A horse? Ireland? A song? ”

“ Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could. ”

—    Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum LP 

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“ People leave traces of themselves where they feel most comfortable, most worthwhile. ”

—    Haruki Murakami, Dance Dance Dance (via uhjay)

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Hibbity Dibbity

Really groovin’ band from San Fran I got to see play in STL. Check ‘em out!

Love People, Not Pleasure - NYTimes.com

shakemup:

"But here’s where the evolutionary cables have crossed: We assume that things we are attracted to will relieve our suffering and raise our happiness. My brain says, “Get famous.” It also says, “Unhappiness is lousy.” I conflate the two, getting, “Get famous and you’ll be less unhappy.”

But that is Mother Nature’s cruel hoax. She doesn’t really care either way whether you are unhappy — she just wants you to want to pass on your genetic material. If you conflate intergenerational survival with well-being, that’s your problem, not nature’s. And matters are hardly helped by nature’s useful idiots in society, who propagate a popular piece of life-ruining advice: “If it feels good, do it.” Unless you share the same existential goals as protozoa, this is often flat-out wrong.”

 

“I am nothing more
than a million thoughts of you
swimming inside me.”
— Daily Haiku on Love by Tyler Knott Gregson
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