Hello, I Am...

Oct 20

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"One of the most terrible losses man suffers in his lifetime is not noticed by most people, much less mourned. Which is astonishing because what we lose is in many ways one of the essential qualities that sets us apart from other creatures. I’m talking about the loss of the sense of wonder that is such an integral part of our world when we are children. However as we grow older, that sense of wonder shrinks from cosmic to microscopic by the time we are adults. Kids say “Wow!” all the time. Opening their mouths fully, their eyes light up with genuine awe and glee. The word emanates not so much from a voice box as from an astonished soul that has once again been shown that their world is full of amazing unexpected things. When was the last time you let fly a loud, truly heartfelt “WOW”? Not recently, I bet. Because generally speaking wonder belongs to kids, with the rare exception of falling madly in love with another person, which invariably leads to a rebirth of wonder. As adults, we are not supposed to say or feel Wow, or wonder, or even true surprise because those things make us sound goofy, ingenuous, and childish. How can you run the world if you are in constant awe of it? Of course there are exceptions. One need only look at the astounding success of Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and the novels of Neil Gaiman (the list is much longer, thank god), to see that people really are hungry for wonder. Still, most adults wouldn’t fess up to that hunger because they don’t want to admit how gorgeous it feels to sit transfixed in a movie theater or reading chair, thoroughly absorbed in a world ten times more interesting and vibrant than their own. The human heart has a long memory though and remembers what it was like to live through days when it was constantly surprised or enthralled by the world around it. Unfortunately we have been taught control, control, control all our lives by parents, society, and our education. If you can’t control something, then get rid of it or get out of it or get away from it. Yet we know that both the heart and the imagination really are most alive when they are *not* in control of things, flying through the air without a safety net below to catch them. To live immersed in wonder means both the unknown and the thrilling surround you, as in a great love affair."

- Jonathan Carroll  (via modernhepburn)

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stayclassic:

October 16, 2014. Movember Launch Party.
Suit: Linen - ASOS - $120 (jacket, pants)Shirt: Linen - American Eagle - $39 (similar, 2)Shoes: Adrian Monk Strap - Banana Republic - $92 (similar)Watch: Stillwell in Chocolate - Jack Spade (c/o)
Oct 17

stayclassic:

October 16, 2014. Movember Launch Party.

Suit: Linen - ASOS - $120 (jacketpants)
Shirt: Linen - American Eagle - $39 (similar2)
Shoes: Adrian Monk Strap - Banana Republic - $92 (similar)
Watch: Stillwell in Chocolate - Jack Spade (c/o)

"I believe pain breeds wolves and joys give rise to moons. We grow forests in our bones so our memories can’t find us. I believe we hide and haunt ourselves."

- Pavana (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

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Oct 17
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Oct 17

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Oct 17

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thesillyoldbear:

Trying out some Samuel Gawith Westmorland Mixture from today’s delivery in this Barling System.
Oct 17

thesillyoldbear:

Trying out some Samuel Gawith Westmorland Mixture from today’s delivery in this Barling System.

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I’d like this with a warm fire, loving woman by my side and some whiskey neat in hand.
Oct 14

I’d like this with a warm fire, loving woman by my side and some whiskey neat in hand.

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"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."

- Mark Twain (via naturaekos)

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Oct 14

"Go all the way with it. Do not back off. For once, go all the goddamn way with what matters."

- Ernest Hemingway (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

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Oct 14

"Because you are my friend I would not want to hurt you. Because you are my friend I hurt you more."

- Ernest Hemingway, from Selected Letters 1917 - 1961 (via violentwavesofemotion)

Oct 14

"And then we’re broken and what good did that do? So I have that to think about all day and all night - and the worry is like a band of some sort across the inside of the top of my head - and there isn’t anything else. All I can think is that you that are all that I have and that I love more than all that is and have given up everything for and betrayed everything for and killed off everything for are being destroyed and your nerves and your spirit broken all time day and night and that I can’t do anything about it because you won’t let me."

- Ernest Hemingway, from Selected Letters 1917 - 1961 (via violentwavesofemotion)

Oct 14