Shaped by our Reasoning

compromise arising in my right mind

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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'FORBIDDEN FRUIT' 


This is the first shoot of the photo series.  I’m still in the process of deciding on other fruit options and trying to figure out how to open that coconut.

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“ Remember, God didn’t say, ‘I’m gonna make light now,’ he said, ‘Let there be light.’ His first act was to allow light into what had been Nothing. Like God, you also have to always work with the light, make it do only what you want it to do. ”

—    Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day 
Lisa Adams' surreal landscapeLisa Adams' surreal paintingLisa Adams' surreal landscapeLisa Adams' seascapeLisa Adams' seascape

Artist on Tumblr

Lisa Adams | on Tumblr (Australia)

Lisa Adams creates images that are often unsettling, sometimes melancholy or by turns uplifting, but always affecting and richly atmospheric. The scale on which she works affords her involved and tightly realised paintings an intimacy that echoes the personal nature of her subject matter. Indeed, she explores grand emotions on a humble scale so that the very act of looking at her paintings is a revelatory and ultimately rewarding experience. Adam’s emblematic paintings hold the promise of divested secrets and play with constructions of language through the incorporation of witty titles. (src. QUT Art Museum Public Programs by Alison Kubler, Curator)

© All images courtesy of the artist

[more Lisa Adams | artist found at actegratuit]

“Love says: I’ve seen the ugly parts of you, and I’m staying.”

“Our culture doesn’t love love; It loves the idea of love. It wants the emotion without the sacrifice.”

—    Matt Chandler 

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“ Sometimes you meet someone, and it’s so clear that the two of you, on some level belong together. As lovers, or as friends, or as family, or as something entirely different. You just work, whether you understand one another or you’re in love or you’re partners in crime. You meet these people throughout your life, out of nowhere, under the strangest circumstances, and they help you feel alive. I don’t know if that makes me believe in coincidence, or fate, or sheer blind luck, but it definitely makes me believe in something. ”

—    Unknown (via perfect)

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“ You deserve the kind of love you would give someone else. ”

—    A Message to My Followers and Everyone Else That Ever Reads This (#127: February 3, 2014)

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