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9:22 AM
August 22nd, 2014
aseaofquotes:

Sandra Cisneros, “Little Miracles, Kept Promises”


aseaofquotes:

Sandra Cisneros, “Little Miracles, Kept Promises”

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9:22 AM
August 22nd, 2014



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9:21 AM
August 22nd, 2014
jimlovesart:

Raoul Dufy - Homage to Claude Lorrain, 1927.


jimlovesart:

Raoul Dufy - Homage to Claude Lorrain, 1927.

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4:34 PM
August 18th, 2014
emotional-technology:

Kaita Niwa


10:42 AM
August 18th, 2014
allthingseurope:

Paris (by Petrana Sekula)


1:31 AM
August 18th, 2014

1. At an early age, you start hating yourself. Often it’s because you were abused, or just grew up in a broken home, or were rejected socially, or maybe you were just weird or fat or … whatever. You’re not like the other kids, the other kids don’t seem to like you, and you can usually detect that by age 5 or so.

2. At some point, usually at a very young age, you did something that got a laugh from the room. You made a joke or fell down or farted, and you realized for the first time that you could get a positive reaction that way. Not genuine love or affection, mind you, just a reaction — one that is a step up from hatred and a thousand steps up from invisibility. One you could control.

3. You soon learned that being funny builds a perfect, impenetrable wall around you — a buffer that keeps anyone from getting too close and realizing how much you suck. The more you hate yourself, the stronger you need to make the barrier and the further you have to push people away. In other words, the better you have to be at comedy.

4. In your formative years, you wind up creating a second, false you — a clown that can go out and represent you, outside the barrier. The clown is always joking, always “on,” always drawing all of the attention in order to prevent anyone from poking away at the barrier and finding the real person behind it. The clown is the life of the party, the classroom joker, the guy up on stage — as different from the “real” you as possible. Again, the goal is to create distance.

From Robin Williams and Why Funny People Kill Themselves, highly recommended read.

Mr J was the first person to diagnose me as being “always on,” because he was the first person to see me “off.”  His directive to me (and something I’m still working on today) was to make “off” my default.

Maybe its part of a larger set of changes in my life since I received the directive, but I am much happier being off-Dylan (read: the real me) than “on-Dylan.”

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1:27 AM
August 18th, 2014



1:24 AM
August 18th, 2014
zodiacmind:

Fun facts about your sign here


zodiacmind:

Fun facts about your sign here

1:07 AM
August 18th, 2014



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1:07 AM
August 18th, 2014
blulilly:

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