#100daysofhappiness

I am fond of music I think because it is so amoral. Everything else is moral and I am after something that isn’t. I have always found moralizing intolerable.

Never gets old.

“But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked.
"Oh, you can’t help that," said the Cat: "we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad."
"How do you know I’m mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, or you wouldn’t have come here.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

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Few understand that procrastination is our natural defense, letting things take care of themselves and exercise their anti-fragility; it results from some ecological or naturalistic wisdom, and is not always bad — at an existential level, it is my body rebelling against its entrapment. It is my soul fighting the Procrustean bed of modernity.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder
A bundle of Arabic words sketched daily, one word a day for 365 days. The outcomes published are a result of the first intuitive sketch, and all are left unrefined.
Razme

A bundle of Arabic words sketched daily, one word a day for 365 days. The outcomes published are a result of the first intuitive sketch, and all are left unrefined.

Razme

timihayek:

Creatures of the night series, 2013

rabbit’s gone fishing

timihayek:

Creatures of the night series, 2013

rabbit’s gone fishing

(Reblogged from timihayek)

"This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet."

Rumi

(Reblogged from thecertainuncertainties)
explore-blog:

Absolutely lovely: Young Maurice Sendak illustrates Ruth Krauss in a vintage ode to friendship.

explore-blog:

Absolutely lovely: Young Maurice Sendak illustrates Ruth Krauss in a vintage ode to friendship.

(Reblogged from explore-blog)

I’ve been looping this song for the past 2 days because it gives me hope, and strength.
If we want to keep on being humans, regardless of our nationality, regardless of our sect, regardless of our political affiliations and beliefs, then we need to make this promise:

That we will make it safer, and better.


"We, we are the people of faith
We are the people of love
We claim freedom”

Failure is just another name for much of real life: much of what we set out to accomplish ends in failure, at least in our own eyes. Who set the bar so high that most of our attempts to sail gracefully over it on the viewless wings of Poesy end in an undignified scramble or a nasty fall into the mud? Who told us we had to succeed at any cost?

[…]

Get back on the horse that threw you, as they used to say. They also used to say: you learn as much from failure as you learn from success.

(Reblogged from explore-blog)
The spirit of resistance to government," Jefferson wrote, "is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it always to be kept alive.
Antifragility is beyond resilience or robustness. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better.

Help us prove that the music industry hasn’t been catering to our people’s needs. Help us demand that the music industry stop remanufacturing the same pop-stars with different names.
Help us demand better art.
Help us demand diverse representation in our cultural environment.
Help us force the industry to listen to the people.
Help us not get choreographed.
Help us occupy Arab-Pop.
#OCCUPYARABPOP

Mashrou’ Leila — with love from the Middle East

www.mashrou3leila.com