Blue Light

literaryjukebox:

The world is blue at its edges and in its depths. This blue is the light that got lost. Light at the blue end of the spectrum does not travel the whole distance from the sun to us. It disperses among the molecules of the air, it scatters in water. Water is colorless, shallow water appears to be the color of whatever lies underneath it, but deep water is full of this scattered light, the purer the water the deeper the blue. The sky is blue for the same reason, but the blue at the horizon, the blue of land that seems to be dissolving into the sky, is a deeper, dreamier, melancholy blue, the blue at the farthest reaches of the places where you see for miles, the blue of distance. This light that does not touch us, does not travel the whole distance, the light that gets lost, gives us the beauty of the world, so much of which is in the color blue.

[…]

Blue is the color of longing for the distances you never arrive in, for the blue world.

Rebecca Solnit in A Field Guide to Getting Lost.

Song: “Blue Light” by Mazzy Star

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"1. Take a quarterly vacation
2. Hold a “retrospective” after projects
3. Write every day
4. Create an “interesting people fund”
5. Keep “tear sheets” to get inspired
6. Nap every day
7. Envision what you will be remembered for
8. Brainstorm at the bar
9. Get out of the building
10. Engage in “morphological synthesis”"
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99U culls 10 creative habits you should steal from worthy models like Cheryl Strayed, James Victore, and Ze Frank – details on each at the link.

Pair with the daily routines of famous writers and 99U's field guide to honing your creative routine, then revisit William James on the importance of habit.

(via explore-blog)

bookpickings:

East of Eden
John Steinbeck

"The free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world."

John Steinbeck on the creative spirit and the meaning of life – beautiful short excerpt:

bookpickings:

East of Eden

John Steinbeck

"The free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world."

John Steinbeck on the creative spirit and the meaning of life – beautiful short excerpt:

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bookpickings:

The Book of Trees: Visualizing Branches of Knowledge
Manuel Lima
A magnificent 800-year history of visualizing science, religion, and human knowledge in symbolic tree diagrams

bookpickings:

The Book of Trees: Visualizing Branches of Knowledge

Manuel Lima

A magnificent 800-year history of visualizing science, religion, and human knowledge in symbolic tree diagrams

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bookpickings:

On Kissing, Tickling, and Being Bored: Psychoanalytic Essays on the Unexamined Life
Adam Phillips

“Boredom … protects the individual, makes tolerable for him the impossible experience of waiting for something without knowing what it could be.”

Legendary psychoanalyst Adam Phillips on why our capacity for boredom is essential for a full life:

bookpickings:

On Kissing, Tickling, and Being Bored: Psychoanalytic Essays on the Unexamined Life

Adam Phillips

“Boredom … protects the individual, makes tolerable for him the impossible experience of waiting for something without knowing what it could be.”

Legendary psychoanalyst Adam Phillips on why our capacity for boredom is essential for a full life:

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"I can’t stand to think my life is going so fast and I’m not really living it."
- The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway (via adimlylitmirror)
"I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake."
- Ernest Hemingway (via feellng)

(Source: feellng)

"

di bumi kedap suara begini
mau bilang apa?
kata-kata terucap hampa
atau sembunyi di balik kalbu

ah, ingin aku tak acuh
tapi kupingku malah jadi sakit

aku meronta
dalam kebisingan diri

"
- Rys Revolta (disadur dari Balada si Roy 1)

sajak orang rys revolta dari buku

"I’m counting, on my love
I’m leaving my home
On my own I, will travel
To somewhere, I’m unknown
But where I will find you,
I’ll find you there
This has been my home,
but now I don’t belong here"
- One Day Soon, Luluc (Dear Hamlyn Album)

quote from songs pieces of lyrics

AVA - Do It For Me Now

"Do It For Me Now"

I’m frightened at night and the wind has a roar
It seeps through the hall and from under the door
Like the shit that was said
I can’t take it that well
I give and I give and I give and I give and I’m still
Lost and hurt and bone thin from the love that’s been starved
I know it got close but I’m sure it’s too far
From the point of suspense, we know it should be
The end of that part of our favorite movie
When the guy grabs the girl and gives her his hand
Says take me away from this torturous land
Cause the grave is set up, the hole that I dug
I gave and I gave and I gave and I gave you my trust
Like the time that we kissed and you gave me a lie
To add to the scene you pretended to cry
But I’m here and I’m cool, the way that it is
Just give me a chance and I’ll try to forgive

And I don’t know
And I can’t guess
If we’re gonna be OK
But now my last wish
Is that you do this with me
Kiss me here and hold my hand
Let me feel like I’m the only onee
I know you can
Won’t you do it for me now

I’ve really had it with the rain of the tears
The predictable storm that has come every year
And it sneaks in from shore with a bat in it’s hand
I’m trying I’m trying I’m trying I’m trying I can’t
You’re a thief and a witch but I love you to death
You steal my heart and curse under your breath
But the one thing that I can most willingly prove
That when you are gone I’ll be fine without you

And I don’t know
And I can’t guess
If we’re gonna be OK
But now my last wish
Is that you do this with me
Kiss me here and hold my hand
Let me feel like I’m the only one
I know you can
Won’t you do it for me now?

Now just hold on, hold on to me
Hold on, hold on to me (hold on to me)
Hold on, hold on to me (hold on to me)
Hold on, hold on to me (hold on to me)
Hold on, hold on to me (hold on to me)
Hold on, hold on to me (hold on to me)
Hold on, hold on to me (hold on to me)
Hold on, hold on to me (hold on to me)
Hold on, hold on to me (hold on to me)
Hold on, hold on to me

lyrics angels and airwaves do it for me now loving you

Malu-Malu Bagong

S: Te, ada salam ni dari si 'X', katanya suka tapi malu.

A: Oh, trus?

S: Iya te, tadi bilang nggak jadi disalamin aja deh. Malu.

A: Lah?

S: Iya te, dia malu katanya. "Tengsin gue, Rap." Gitu.

A: Terusnya?

S: Bilang apaan ni te? Ganggu aja ni, suruh bilang sendiri ga berani die.

A: Bilangin aja, besok gua mau kawin! Jangan ganggu-ganggu!

: )))

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