"Be strong, but not rude. Be kind, but not weak. Be humble, but not timid. Be proud, but not arrogant."

Unknown (via thatkindofwoman)

Easier said than done!

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"I enjoy talking to you. Your mind appeals to me."

— George Orwell, 1984  (via babyslothie)

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"To be a good human being is to have a kind of openness to the world, an ability to trust uncertain things beyond your own control… being more like a plant than like a jewel, something rather fragile, but whose very particular beauty is inseparable from its fragility."

Philosopher Martha Nussbaum (via allmindswander)

I want to be able to read this passage and understand it better every single day.

"To be a good human being is to have a kind of openness to the world, an ability to trust uncertain things beyond your own control… being more like a plant than like a jewel, something rather fragile, but whose very particular beauty is inseparable from its fragility."

Philosopher Martha Nussbaum

she-works:

Anonymous
We want to hear from women: What’s your note to self – a piece of advice that’s helped you at work? Share your advice at http://she-works.tumblr.com

Do they actually exist?

she-works:

Anonymous

We want to hear from women: What’s your note to self – a piece of advice that’s helped you at work? Share your advice at http://she-works.tumblr.com

Do they actually exist?

Adore this simple life

Adore this simple life

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she-works:

Anonymous
We want to hear from women: What’s your note to self – a piece of advice that’s helped you at work? Share your advice at http://she-works.tumblr.com

Anonymous gives the best advice!

she-works:

Anonymous

We want to hear from women: What’s your note to self – a piece of advice that’s helped you at work? Share your advice at http://she-works.tumblr.com

Anonymous gives the best advice!

theparisreview:

Esprit de Corps
Be reticent and elegant,Twist the opal on your hand,Turn your pale eyes on me,For I delight in irony.
Lady, conquer if you canThe constant light invading eachFiber of your shining dressAnd your amassed stubbornness.
Who knows the texture of the silk,The lace beneath, and all below?Who knew last night at sleep’s expenseYour elegant lack of reticence?
—Perry Organ. Photography credit Noé Sendas

Beyond amazing!

theparisreview:

Esprit de Corps

Be reticent and elegant,
Twist the opal on your hand,
Turn your pale eyes on me,
For I delight in irony.

Lady, conquer if you can
The constant light invading each
Fiber of your shining dress
And your amassed stubbornness.

Who knows the texture of the silk,
The lace beneath, and all below?
Who knew last night at sleep’s expense
Your elegant lack of reticence?

Perry Organ. Photography credit Noé Sendas

Beyond amazing!

The winds…It blows…

"Practically speaking, a life that is vowed to simplicity, appropriate boldness, good humor, gratitude, unstinting work and play, and lots of walking brings us close to the actual existing world and its wholeness."

— Gary Snyder, The Practice of the Wild (via davidbcates)

Love this quote profoundly!

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"Practically speaking, a life that is vowed to simplicity, appropriate boldness, good humor, gratitude, unstinting work and play, and lots of walking brings us close to the actual existing world and its wholeness."

— Gary Snyder, The Practice of the Wild (via davidbcates)

(via awelltraveledwoman)

"Thank you…for gracing my life with your lovely presence, for adding the sweet measure of your soul to my existence."

— Richard Matheson

simonschusterca:

Artist and architect Yusuke Oono has designed an amazing series of 40-page books that fan out into 360-degree storybooks. Can you say OMG?

See the rest of this story here.

Omg

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fastcompany:

“The richest, happiest, and most productive lives are characterized by the ability to fully engage in the challenge at hand, but also to disengage periodically and seek renewal.”

theparisreview:

“I decided to keep going for as long as I could and let someone else lock me up for incurable insanity.”
Happy birthday, Lorrie Moore.

confidence

theparisreview:

“I decided to keep going for as long as I could and let someone else lock me up for incurable insanity.”

Happy birthday, Lorrie Moore.

confidence

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