Defiant Definer
The Strange & Curious Tale of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel

True hermits, according to Chris, do not write books, do not have friends, and do not answer questions. I asked why he didn’t at least keep a journal in the woods. Chris scoffed. “I expected to die out there. Who would read my journal? You? I’d rather take it to my grave.” The only reason he was talking to me now, he said, is because he was locked in jail and needed practice interacting with others.

"But you must have thought about things," I said. "About your life, about the human condition."

Chris became surprisingly introspective. “I did examine myself,” he said. “Solitude did increase my perception. But here’s the tricky thing—when I applied my increased perception to myself, I lost my identity. With no audience, no one to perform for, I was just there. There was no need to define myself; I became irrelevant. The moon was the minute hand, the seasons the hour hand. I didn’t even have a name. I never felt lonely. To put it romantically: I was completely free.”


drakontomalloi:

Andrea Mantegna - Minerva Expelling the Vices from the Garden of Virtue, detail. 1502

drakontomalloi:

Andrea Mantegna - Minerva Expelling the Vices from the Garden of Virtue, detail. 1502

rivbike:

B&W Atlantis

One of the best things about closing by myself at the chocolate shop is being able to scream stupid garage punk songs into a mop handle and meaning every word.

calumet412:

Lakefront bike path traffic, Lincoln Park, 1974, Chicago.

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I want to blame it on the moon.

1970s Robert Crumb greeting cards.

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maertyrer:

Egon Schiele - Selbstportrait als Hl. Sebastian (Self Portrait as St. Sebastian, 1914)

maertyrer:

Egon Schiele - Selbstportrait als Hl. Sebastian (Self Portrait as St. Sebastian, 1914)

p-kyle:

Feet

» Destroyer - School, And The Girls Who Go There - YouTube

I am a tastemaker and I kill things/ I am not a tastemaker and I kill things


Larissa Pham on Michael Cunningham’s “The Hours”

The role of woman often carries the duty of generosity, of being the one who is good and giving. You must be the writer, the teacher, the good wife, the generous lover who does not ask for anything. To be anything less feels like a cruel joke, as though one is suddenly undeserving of her woman- and person-hood.


quietpepsi:

Unwound - Petals Like Bricks

To swear by all the flowers in the failing hours

(Source: princesquid, via ancientmystery)

everybody sounds the same

c0ssette:

Giovanni Ricci (Giampietrino) 1525 The Death of Cleopatra (detail)

c0ssette:

Giovanni Ricci (Giampietrino) 1525 The Death of Cleopatra (detail)

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