“The beet is the most intense of vegetables. The radish, admittedly, is more feverish, but the fire of the radish is a cold fire, the fire of discontent not of passion. Tomatoes are lusty enough, yet there runs through tomatoes an undercurrent of frivolity. Beets are deadly serious.
Slavic peoples get their physical characteristics from potatoes, their smoldering inquietude from radishes, their seriousness from beets.
The beet is the melancholy vegetable, the one most willing to suffer. You can't squeeze blood out of a turnip...
The beet is the murderer returned to the scene of the crime. The beet is what happens when the cherry finishes with the carrot. The beet is the ancient ancestor of the autumn moon, bearded, buried, all but fossilized; the dark green sails of the grounded moon-boat stitched with veins of primordial plasma; the kite string that once connected the moon to the Earth now a muddy whisker drilling desperately for rubies.
The beet was Rasputin's favorite vegetable. You could see it in his eyes.”
Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume
BEARDED & BURIED BEETS
مآ أجمّل أنْ تصمتْ ..
فيْ ؤجهْ منْ ينتظرْ منِك الخِصَام .. !
وما أجمل أنْ تضحك
فيْ وجهْ منْ يُنتظرْ منك البكـاءْ ..!
How beautiful is it to stay silent
When someone expects you to be enraged from them.
And how beautiful it is to laugh
When someone thinks you are going to shed tears.
(Source: desertwinds, via hjkldsafds-deactivated20130514)
11:17 pm • 22 July 2012 • 133,127 notes
“All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.”
— Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols (via liquidnight)
11:16 pm • 22 July 2012 • 180 notes
This graphic made me “jump-up-and-down-in-my-chair-can’t-control-myself-love-it”.
(Source: souqudreams, via unchartedbooks)
11:10 pm • 22 July 2012 • 31,041 notes
Stanley Kubrick & Sue Lyon on the set of Lolita (1962, dir. Stanley Kubrick)
“From the first, she was interesting to watch—even in the way she walked in for her interview, casually sat down, walked out. She was cool and non-giggly. She was enigmatic without being dull. She could keep people guessing about how much Lolita knew about life.”
11:09 pm • 22 July 2012 • 2,096 notes
A.B. Johnson, A Treatise on Language, or The relation which words bear to things (1836)
11:09 pm • 22 July 2012 • 36 notes
12. Stop thinking you’re not ready.
– Nobody ever feels 100% ready when an opportunity arises. Because most great opportunities in life force us to grow beyond our comfort zones, which means we won’t feel totally comfortable at first.
(Source: marcandangel.com, via loveyourchaos)
11:06 pm • 22 July 2012 • 1,849 notes