“… reality - the fact that life is tragic. Life is tragic simply because the earth turns and the sun rises and inexorably sets, and one day, for each of us, the sun will go down for the last, last time. Perhaps the whole root of our trouble, the human trouble, is that we will sacrifice all the beauty of our lives, will imprison ourselves in totems, taboos, crosses, blood sacrifices, steeples. mosques, races, armies, flags, nations, in order to deny the fact of death, which is the only fact we have. It seems to me that one out to rejoice in the fact of death - ought to decide, indeed, to earn one’s death by confronting the conundrum that is life. One is responsible to life: it is the small beacon of light in that terrifying darkness from which we come and to which we shall return.”
Down at the Cross from The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

Crawling King Snake

Olalla, one of my dearest friends, took this photo of my sister after she got the tattoo that unites the three of us.

Approximate Infinite Universe

Poorly recorded // works in progress.

pleasurezine:

There always remains a difference between the measure and the thing 
measured, no matter how close together they may come…The intellect is to truth as the polygon is to the circle: just as the polygon, the more sides and angle it has, approximates but never becomes a circle, even if one lets the sides and angles multiply infinitely, so we know of the truth no more than we can grasp it as it is with any true precision. 

If I actually get my butt in gear I will have a sticker pack ready by the end of the weekend.

If I actually get my butt in gear I will have a sticker pack ready by the end of the weekend.