"The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves."

Alan Watts (via jaded-mandarin)

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"The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves."

Alan Watts (via jaded-mandarin)

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literaryjukebox:

The things we want are transformative, and we don’t know or only think we know what is on the other side of that transformation. Love, wisdom, grace, inspiration — how do you go about finding these things that are in some ways about extending the boundaries of the self into unknown territory, about becoming someone else?

[…]

The question then is how to get lost. Never to get lost is not to live, not to know how to get lost brings you to destruction, and somewhere in the terra incognita in between lies a life of discovery.

Rebecca Solnit in A Field Guide to Getting Lost

Song: “Lost” by Zöe Keating

jeannepompadour:

Madame de Pompadour by François Boucher, 1760

jeannepompadour:

Madame de Pompadour by François Boucher, 1760

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Sleep by Gustave Courbet, 1866 (detail)

Sleep by Gustave Courbet, 1866 (detail)

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atavus:

Herbert James Draper - Pot Pourri (Detail), 1897

atavus:

Herbert James Draper - Pot Pourri (Detail), 1897

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fuckyeahpreraphaelites:

An Al-Fresco Toilet (detail) Samuel Luke Fildes1889

fuckyeahpreraphaelites:

An Al-Fresco Toilet (detail)
Samuel Luke Fildes
1889

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tierradentro:

“The Kiss of the Sphinx" (detail), 1895, Franz von Stuck.

tierradentro:

The Kiss of the Sphinx" (detail), 1895, Franz von Stuck.

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greuze:

Nicolas de Largillière, Portrait of a Woman (Detail), 1696

greuze:

Nicolas de Largillière, Portrait of a Woman (Detail), 1696

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