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  3. Yoko Ono’s Cleaning Pieces

    letters-to-nobody:

    CLEANING PIECE I

    Write down a sad memory.
    Put it in a box.
    Burn the box and sprinkle the ashes in the field.
    You may give some ashes
    to a friend who shared the sadness.

    CLEANING PIECE II

    Make a numbered list of sadness in your life.
    Pile up stones corresponding to those numbers.
    Add a stone, each time there is sadness.
    Burn the list, and appreciate the mount of stones for its beauty.

    Make a numbered list of happiness in your life.
    Pile up stones corresponding to those numbers.
    Add a stone, each time there is happiness.
    Compare the mount of stones to the one of sadness.

    CLEANING PIECE III

    Try to say nothing negative about anybody.
    a) for three days
    b) for forty-five days
    c) for three months

    See what happens to your life.

    CLEANING PIECE IV

    Write down everything you fear in life.
    Burn it.
    Pour herbal oil with a sweet scent on the ashes.

    CLEANING PIECE V

    Let a list of arbitary names come into your mind as you go to sleep.
    Say “bless you” after each name.
    Do this with speed, by keeping a constant rythm,
    so, in no way, you would hesitate to bless them.

    (Source: arson-fella, via cosmicspread)

     
  4. bowerbirds - this year
    andrew bird - tables & chairs
    the books - smells like content
    the magnetic fields - when my boy walks down the street
    architecture in helsinki - city calm down
    port o’brien - i woke up today
    hurray for the riff raff - here it comes
    dai burger - souffle
    jolie holland - springtime can kill you
    hospitality - all day today
    caroline smith & the good night sleeps - grizzly bear

    listen here

    art by simone shubuck

     

  5. We live in two landscapes, as Augustine might have said,
    One that’s eternal and divine,
                                                  and one that’s just the back yard,

    —Charles Wright, from “Indian Summer II,” in Appalachia (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1998)

    (Source: apoetreflects, via an-itinerant-poet)

     
  6. heaveninawildflower:

    James Sowerby, Apis flavicollis. Plate from ‘British Miscellany, or, Coloured figures of New, Rare, or Little Known Animal Subjects.’  

     

  7. "The vertical axis of light, in the form of a hybrid being: half human, half bird. The act of opening your body to that light: that intensity is the angel too."
    — Bhanu Kapil, Urbandictionary.com (via shoppingpostatrocity)

    (Source: urbandictionary.com, via shoppingpostatrocity)

     
  8. dorightwoman:

    d a n g e r o u s: Music By My Favorite Ladies of Country Music

    Passionate Kisses - Mary Chapin Carpenter
    Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight - Emmylou Harris
    Shotgun Wedding - Caitlin Rose
    Gunpowder & Lead - Miranda Lambert
    Rise Up With FIsts!!! - Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins
    Over Time - Lucinda Williams
    Out Loud - Mindy Smith
    Coat of Many Colors - Dolly Parton
    Before This Time - Ollabelle
    Tie It Up - Kelly Clarkson
    Prove It On Me Blues - Ma Rainey
    Sad Sad World - Sheryl Crow
    Ready To Run - Dixie Chicks
    Dangerous - Kristen Cothron
    Down at the Twist and Shout - Mary Chapin Carpenter
    Jolene - Dolly Parton
    Before He Cheats - Carrie Underwood
    Turn It Loose - The Judds
    Killing the Blues - Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
    Teardrops on My Guitar - Taylor Swift
    Boys & Girls - Alabama Shakes
    Good Thing - Ilse Delange
    Summer Long - Kathleen Edwards
    Jackson - Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash

    [listen]

    (via halfsquaretriangles)

     
  9. indigodreams:

    Australian Flowers: Banksias & Dryandra by Rachel Newling. Hand-coloured linocut on handmade Japanese paper

    (via fennelcreek)

     

  10. "

    At approximately 6:30PM on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Loyola University Chicago, the largest Jesuit University in the nation, voted to divest from the Israeli Occupation with a vote of 26-0-2.

    The piece of legislation, introduced by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), asks that Loyola withdraw investments from the following corporations if currently invested in them: Caterpillar, General Electric, Hewlitt-Packard Company, Group 4 Securicor, Raytheon, Elbit Systems, SodaStream, and Veolia. With signed support from over 800 undergraduate students, SJP asks that Loyola’s assets for investment be further examined beyond these 8 specific companies to ensure that the university does not profit from companies that play significant roles in structural violence enacted against the Palestinian people.

    In passing Divestment, Loyola University Chicago is upholding the Jesuit traditions and values that it represents. Divestment is a non-violent strategy that is aimed to pressure corporations to withdraw from businesses violating human rights. SJP LUC hopes that this success signals the beginning of future successes for other universities and Jesuit institutions in the United States. As members of an institute of higher education, it is our [the students’] responsibility to draw attention to these social justice abuses. SJP LUC stands in solidarity with Palestine and continues to stress the severity of the Conflict.

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    — Students for Justice in Palestine, Loyola University Chicago (via mansplainedmarxist)

    (via zafacon-chula)

     
  11. mydarkenedeyes:

    Inspired by underwater life, multidisciplinary artist Sayuri Sasaki Hemann has created a breathtaking jellyfish aquarium, titled Underwater Flight located at Portland International Airport. Continuing her exploration of the way light is reflected on different mediums, she experiments with coloured organza, wool felting fibers and silk to build this magical underwater kingdom.

    Photograph credit - The Weaver House.

    (via deaprojekt)

     
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  14. To Sew, To Cook

    rabbit-light:



    We take the work in hand.
    You take it by the hip, to guide it,
    you say. You shoot
    from the hip, as they
    say. The lisping consonants
    work themselves, trace
    the edges of a lip, laze against
    the head of a bed.

    The things you say here
    gather meaning to meaning,
    a ruching, a folding over,
    a bending
    to reveal something
    gross or intimate.
    A thing built to contain.

    We put things inside—
    let us jar
    sugar, flour, let us
    shelve the jars. This is
    comforting, the arabesque
    of a kitchen. The folding logic
    of appliances
    meant to be stored. Once it’s gone
    inside, it is gone. Once we eat,
    we eat.
    Make it about
    containment—what may I hold
    with my hands
    or otherwise? What may I hold
    in my mouth?

    Katherine Berta

    (Source: 2river.org)

     
  15. gifcraft:

    Little cat saves hand from falling out of a window
    source

    (via nonepants)