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oh messy life

Artwork by HASAN KALE
I now think of myself as someone waking up, cured of a long, bittersweet madness; one who cannot get away from it, who cannot recall his old ways without laughing and who no longer has any idea what to do with his life.
written by Jean-Paul Sartre, from The Words: The Autobiography Of Jean-Paul Sartre
True philosophy must start from the most immediate and comprehensive fact of consciousness: ‘I am life that wants to live, in the midst of life that wants to live.
written by Albert Schweitzer

Dragonflies (1824) by Karl Brodtmann.
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pro tip: it’s not just cicadas who can burrow out of the ground and scream for their whole lives and then die

jenny holzer

It’s my brother’s blood on a cherry tree
It stains the bark from branch to root
It puddles thick with pits and leaves
It strains the sweetness from the fruit


Gorges du Verdon, France (by Stéphane ROY)