I am retreating into silence as a defensive move," he wrote. Soon he was down to uttering just five words, and only to guards: yes; no; please; thank you. "I am surprised by the amount of respect this garners me. That silence intimidates puzzles me. Silence is to me normal, comfortable.

mutatis mutandis

carnetimaginaire:

Fantastic Fungi: The Forbidden Fruit

(Reblogged from carnetimaginaire)

artsyrabbits:

Nyam- Osoryn Tsultem

Ensemble of the Clouds

1977

(Reblogged from koriblr)
I don’t know why I ended up here, really …” Ballard comments. “Actually, the suburbs are far more sinister places than most city dwellers imagine. Their very blandness forces the imagination into new areas. I mean, one’s got to get up in the morning thinking of a deviant act, merely to make certain of one’s freedom.
Why should everyone else but you change? Why not change to adapt to the reality of the world around you, instead of expecting the world to bend to your desires?
I can’t abandon
the person I used to be
so I carry her
365 Days of Haiku, Day #123 (via idreamof-pb)

(Source: wherechalkwhitearrowsgo)

(Reblogged from internal-acceptance-movement)
Photography has become almost as widely practiced an amusement as sex and dancing – which means that…it is mainly a social rite, a defense against anxiety, and a tool of power.

A friend just discovered A Softer World and so have I - it’s alternately funny, touching, and disturbing and sometimes all 3. 

I’m a big proponent of “busy is a decision.” You decide what you want to do and the things that are important to you. And you don’t find the time to do things — you make the time to do things. And if you aren’t doing them because you’re “too busy,” it’s likely not as much of a priority as what you’re actually doing.