The three facets of the great writer — magic, story, lesson — are prone to blend in one impression of unified and unique radiance, since the magic of art may be present in the very bones of the story, in the very marrow of thought. There are masterpieces of dry, limpid, organized thought which provoke in us an artistic quiver quite as strongly as a novel like Mansfield Park does or as any rich flow of Dickensian sensual imagery. It seems to me that a good formula to test the quality of a novel is, in the long run, a merging of the precision of poetry and the intuition of science. In order to bask in that magic a wise reader reads the book of genius not with his heart, not so much with his brain, but with his spine. It is there that occurs the telltale tingle even though we must keep a little aloof, a little detached when reading. Then with a pleasure which is both sensual and intellectual we shall watch the artist build his castle of cards and watch the castle of cards become a castle of beautiful steel and glass.
I definitely have strong calves.
"When I graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in fibers, I wasn’t sure about my path. I always felt the need to design and innovate, to work on the cutting edge of industry. About a year later, while I was working as a sales clerk at a yarn store, I found the inspiration to start Heartland Yarn Company. Through my business, I learned the valuable lesson that new does not necessarily mean better. The dye techniques that I use are as old as time itself, steeped in history and tradition from all over the world. I slowed down and worked on perfecting my process to develop the beautiful products that I envisioned. There, nestled between the worlds of fine art and design, I discovered my craft." – Meg
Flowers, Love and Money by Rebecca Louise Law
Site-specific installations of an upside down garden with flowers hanging form the ceiling.
What a dream!
Mao Asada, possibly her last skate ever, puts on one of the most inspiring performances of the Sochi Olympics.
This was pretty magnificent.
[Edit: If you’re one of the many who asked where the numbers come from.]
There are years that ask questions and years that answer.
Zora Neale Hurston (via observando)
I’ve had so many years of questions and only moments of answers.
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