Art’s power is the freedom to disrupt and warn. Look deeply; look long. If what you’re viewing doesn’t make sense, look again.
— Emily Jain Wilson on Open Space [via: sfmoma]
You never knew exactly how much space you occupied in people’s lives.
— F. Scott Fitzgerald [via: arpeggia]
You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free.
— Thich Nhat Hanh [via: thatkindofwoman]
I will tell you what I will do and what I will not do. I will not serve that in which I no longer believe, whether it calls itself my home, my fatherland, or my church: and I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defense the only arms I allow myself to use — silence, exile, and cunning.
— James Joyce
Heightened emotions charged by the moon,
Silver strands of menstrual wisdom,
Women have webbed for centuries,
Waving and dancing like seaweed,
Anchored to an aqua seabed,
My round belly, a planet moving
Among the heavenly bodies,
No shame, or filth or curse is this,
It is the earth, the moon and me,
— Jane Evershed, The River of Life [via: cosmofilius]