Stockholm, Sweden (by Meleah Reardon)
Toto - Africa
I am standing upon the seashore. A ship, at my side,
spreads her white sails to the moving breeze and starts
for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength.
I stand and watch her until, at length, she hangs like a speck
of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.
Then, someone at my side says, “There, she is gone”
Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast,
hull and spar as she was when she left my side.
And, she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port.
Her diminished size is in me — not in her.
And, just at the moment when someone says, “There, she is gone,”
there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices
ready to take up the glad shout, “Here she comes!”
And that is dying…
Death comes in its own time, in its own way.
Death is as unique as the individual experiencing it.
Caspar David Friedrich, Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog, 1818, oil on canvas, 94.8 x 74.8 cm, Kunsthalle Hamburg. Source
The painting that defines the art of the German Romanticists, Friedrich’s Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog is a depiction of the artist surveying a mountainous landscape bathed in fog from a rocky vantage point. The viewer is encouraged to immerse themselves in the sublime beauty of nature, just as Friedrich is doing, and to take a step back from the corruption and hollowness of modern society.
Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) dir. Wes Anderson
ART HISTORY MEME; 8 artists:
Claude Monet [1/8]Color is my day-long obsession, joy, and torment. -Monet
The beautiful Leadenhall Market, London
Most famous for its appearance in Harry Potter as part of Diagon Alley
see how little we get taught about history - I never had any idea why Malcolm X used the ‘X’.
How come I didn’t know this
Also that crusty old white man called the named ‘gifted’. Jesus.
"GIFTED" fuck you, GODDDDAMN
Increasing amounts of evidence has led me to believe that no one in my department office at my university actually knows how to respond to emails.
Which is great when I have super important questions about what the fuck I’m meant to be doing next academic year. Y’know, the academic year that starts in about two weeks.
Detail on Van Gogh’s Mulberry Tree.