"Longing is painful. Every work of art is an attempt to bring into being the object of loss. The pictures, the music, the poems and the performances are an intense engagement with loss. While one is in the act of making, one is not in loss, and one has meaning. The fierce crashes that happen to many creative people when a piece of work is done (read Hemingway on this) come out of the sense that however good the work, it has not answered the loss."
Archives and archivists on tumblr
Remember when we posted a link to libraries and librarians who are on Tumblr? Well, another tumblarian, Rebecca Hopman, has compiled a list of archives and archivists who are on Tumblr. Check it out!
I rarely, if ever, talk about work. But hi.
"If you can think of times in your life that you’ve treated people with extraordinary decency and love, and pure uninterested concern, just because they were valuable as human beings. The ability to do that with ourselves. To treat ourselves the way we would treat a really good, precious friend. Or a tiny child of ours that we absolutely loved more than life itself. And I think it’s probably possible to achieve that. I think part of the job we’re here for is to learn how to do it."
Old Town, Yellowknife, NT
I love seeing my hometown through the eyes of newcomers. Amusing also because it’s easy to deduce that she’s an employee of my best friend — ah, small town life :)
Someone dear to me told me once that I’ve ended up as an archivist because in the world larger than what we see, I have access to the akashic records.
this is something I’ve only begun to perceive on my own; an inkling of grasping.
Words are pretty useless.
nevertheless I’m going to start with fiction, because all good teachings come from metaphor and symbology. I need to teach myself to burrow in, peel the orange, delight in the juiciness.
I’m not even on drugs, y’all.
goddamn it fitta, this is everything I adore <3
"We live in a world where losing your phone is more dramatic than losing your virginity"
Um ok but I don’t recall my virginity having 16 GB of memory with all my contacts, music, photos, calendars, and apps or costing over $200.
my phone is an expensive and important material object and not a useless social construct put in place to shame and commodify women
Plus I remember where I lost my virginity.
(Source: hiphopfightsplaque, via girilla-warfare)