2. We are never completely in accord with ourselves for we cannot follow one of our two natures (individual and social) without causing the other to suffer. Our joys can never be pure; there is always some pain mixed with them…It is this disagreement…that produces both our grandeur and our misery.
    — Emile Durkheim, The Dualism of Human Nature



  5. Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
    — C.S. Lewis

  6. It’s always happy hour at the Ngaoho Inn. And @philipjameslee still dressed up for date night even though we stayed in. #wetmartini #threeolives 🍸 (at Parnell Terraces)


  7. at Ostro



  9. hoodoothatvoodoo:

    Vald ‘Es




  10. vintagegal:

    "Moonlight Eclipse" by Alberto Vargas 1932


  11. There are moments in our lives which, threaded, give us heaven—
    — Jorie Graham, from “Over and Over Stitch

  12. velveteenrabbit:


    Jenny Holzer - SURVIVAL, 1983-1985 (exhibited as part of Creative Time’s 42nd Street Project 1993)

    "Like the Jenny Holzer pieces, you’ve got a lot of people saying, ‘What the fuck is that? What the fuck is that supposed to mean?’ And it’s like, well, why are you angry about that and you’re not angry about anything else you see here? About drug dealing, about people with drugs, about homelessness, but you’re getting mad about this sign because people feel it doesn’t belong here. And they feel all the other stuff does." (Theatre Electrician) (x)




  15. lauriejproud:

    Laurie J Proud. Summer Blonde. oil on board 2014