sex v. death, machine v. man, man v. woman, woman v. your mother
"In Japanese culture, there is a word for this: chindogu. The literal translation is “weird tool,” but the concept is about utility, or lack thereof. Kenji Kawakami coined the term as a way to point out objects that are invented under the premise of solving a problem, but which, in practice, only generate more problems, rendering them devoid of utility. Kawakami humorously calls them “unuseless,” which is to say, they have a function, it’s just not one that helps us (and it may be one that harms us)."
Yes We Can. But Should We? — re:form — Medium
Il Consiglio Alla Vendetta (Vengeance)
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"Do not tell everyone your story. You will only end up feeling more rejected. People cannot give you what you long for in your heart. The more you expect from people’s response to your experience of abandonment, the more you will feel exposed to ridicule."
Henri J. M. Nouwen (via artistsuffer)
"The third wish - or rather, the empty longing (for one is aware that the wished for object can never come to be) - is for the golden age [before civilization], whose vague image the poets praise so highly. […] The nihilism of this wish to return to that time of simplicity and innocence is sufficiently shown if one will be instructed by the foregoing picture of the original state: Man cannot maintain himself in it because it did not satisfy him; and were he ever to return to it, he would be still less satisfied with it; he has thus to credit his present toilsome state to himself and to his own choice."
Immanuel Kant, “Speculative Beginning of Human History.”
Lookin’ at you, Heidegger.
"Holy places are dark places. It is life and strength, not knowledge and words, that we get in them. Holy wisdom is not clear and thin like water, but thick and dark like blood."
Till We Have Faces, C.S. Lewis (via sacredfemininegypsyheart)
"Sometimes people try to destroy you, precisely because they recognize your power — not because they don’t see it, but because they see it and they don’t want it to exist."
Bell Hooks (via sadfag)
food should be free. water should be free. housing should be free. power, fuel, electricity should be free. basic necessities should be free.
the idea of “people should have to work for a living” carries the implication that some people deserve to die
Leonora Carrington (British, 1917 - 2011) / SHROUD OF TEARS (Circa 1966)