The writer’s job is to get the main character up a tree, and then once they are up there, throw rocks at them.
Vladimir Nabokov (via elucipher)

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mymodernmet:

Canadian artist Ruth Oosterman collaborates with her 2-year-old daughter Eve to produce vibrant paintings. For each piece, the young girl first doodles on a page with black ink. Oosterman then chats with her daughter as she paints to get a sense of the ideas behind the lines.

You have to learn to get up from the table when love is no longer being served.
Nina Simone (via band-of-thieves)

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austinkleon:

John Cage’s score for “Water Walk”

Watch him perform it and browse the archive of Cage’s manuscripts.

mymodernmet:

Following a severe thunderstorm over Bangladesh in late April, Jeff Dai captured these stunning photos of giant circular ripples of glowing air in the night sky while he was on the Tibet Plateau of China. This incredible phenomenon was the result of airglow, the weak emission of light by a planetary atmosphere.

mymodernmet:

Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman created a giant, 82-foot-tall rabbit sculpture titled Moon Rabbit. The installation, which was created for the Taoyuan Land Art Festival, is currently laying on an old aircraft hangar in Taoyuan, Taiwan at the Dayuan Town Naval Base.

everythingscenic:

Eurydice. Melpomene Katakalos.

Mandell Weiss Forum, UCSD

awkwardsituationist:

thirteen year old ashol pan is part of a nascent movement of girls who are keeping alive the six thousand year old kazakh tradition of golden eagle hunting known as berkutchy.

though long the monopoly of boys — once deemed uniquely strong enough to carry a full grown eagle on their arms and endure harsh winter hunts — fewer are now learning the skill, abandoning their traditional semi nomadic ways for life in the cities.

berkutchy is a life long profession, and is often a hereditary one. but ashol’s brother left for the military, leaving her father, an experienced eagle hunter, to ask if she would take his place and assume training.

asher svidensky — who took these photos during a four month trek in the mountains of western mongolia’s bayan ulgii (or “rich cradle”) province, where only 250 hunters remain — told the bbc that where most boys are at first apprehensive around their eagles, ashol was very much at ease.

ashol, though still in school, will spend much of her time nurturing her eagle, imprinting herself on the fiercely independent bird from birth. after much time and training, her eagle — who is considered a member of the family — will learn to track down rabbits, foxes and wolves, whose fur is needed for the harsh winters.

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An artist. Same shit different day.


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