"One attendee climbed out of a window to avoid participating in the closing ceremony, another was clearly made to feel deeply uncomfortable when he refused to join in. Later conversations with others revealed that they went along with these activities because of peer pressure, but they found them uncomfortable, embarrassing or just “didn’t get it”. At other times during the project other people discreetly slipped away when things started to get “a bit too hippy-ish”."

Joe Atkinson Permaculture - Blog

"How do you calculate upon the unforeseen? It seems to be an art of recognizing the role of the unforeseen, of keeping your balance amid surprises, of collaborating with chance, of recognizing that there are some essential mysteries in the world and thereby a limit to calculation, to plan, to control. To calculate on the unforeseen is perhaps exactly the paradoxical operation that life most requires of us."

Rebecca Solnit on how getting lost helps us find ourselves, a guide for the perplexed, the quest to integrate wonder and wisdom, and more

qspiritq:

My front yard garden in the beginning of August 2014, Tampere, Finland

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5 Things They Don’t Teach you in Highschool:

1) You’re going to leave the house at 2AM, 16 with nothing in your pockets but 50 bucks and a bus ticket. It won’t feel real. You’re going to think you’re leaving, but you aren’t going anywhere.

2) Swallow your fucking pride and go back inside. Lock your bedroom door, put your hands over your ears, bring your knees to your chest and when you’re ready, let your walls disintegrate and the sadness flood in, because baby I promise you, you’ll feel better if you just let yourself drown. Even if it’s the third goddamn time that week.

3) He’s going to taste like Newports, Trident spearmint and desperation. You’re going to taste like Lime-a-Rita’s and anxiety. You will tell yourself you need this. But you don’t. I promise you. You don’t. You don’t.

4) You’re going to have girlfriends who fall for boys who treat them like absolute shit. Do not learn from them. If a boy calls you a bitch, spit in his face and leave.

5) Do it even if it’s the hardest thing you’ve ever had to do. Even if you’re still convinced that he was hiding galaxies beneath his skin. Because baby I promise you, he was the always dark night sky and you were always the full moon. No question bout’ it.

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— Abbie Nielsen (via thatkindofwoman)

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"I get madder and madder on giving back what I feel."

— Claude Monet (via claudemonet-art)

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jamesabbottmcneillwhistler:

James Abbott McNeill WhistlerNocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling RocketOil on canvas, 1877Detroit Institute of Arts 

jamesabbottmcneillwhistler:

James Abbott McNeill Whistler
Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket
Oil on canvas, 1877
Detroit Institute of Arts 

jamesabbottmcneillwhistler:

James Abbott McNeill WhistlerNocturne: Grey and Gold - Canal: HollandWatercolour, 1883-1884Freer Gallery of Art, Washington DC  

jamesabbottmcneillwhistler:

James Abbott McNeill Whistler
Nocturne: Grey and Gold - Canal: Holland
Watercolour, 1883-1884
Freer Gallery of Art, Washington DC  

jamesabbottmcneillwhistler:

James Abbott McNeill WhistlerBlue and Silver: The Blue Wave, BiarritzOil on canvas, 1862Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington CT 

jamesabbottmcneillwhistler:

James Abbott McNeill Whistler
Blue and Silver: The Blue Wave, Biarritz
Oil on canvas, 1862
Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington CT