Tag Archive: tumblr


Zen-kus

Zen haikus from this amazing Tumblelog Terrace museTerrace muse

Dream homes in nature

transylvanialand:Cotswold Lavender by Andrew Lockie on Flickr.

dreaming-of-rain:xxoldchum:Oswald’s Mill - Mill tourysvoice:| ♕ |  Meadow house near Melrose Abbey, Scotland  | by © Sonja Pieper http://www.home-designing.com/2012/02/eero-saarinen%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%9Cmiller-residence%E2%80%9D

dyingofcute:veranda

raben-schwarz:Toriimoto, Kyoto. on We Heart It - http://weheartit.com/entry/65978044frommoon2moon:Kathryn Island

  concocted:by cath ameswanderlusteurope:Hospice du Simplon, Valais, Switzerlandreoccured:Landscape+Architecture blog

(via Stop chasing after so many things)

photographyweek:The Old Lifeboat House by William Razzell"I have visited Newquay in the UK several times so when there was a rapidly passing storm in the evening I knew that this spot, overlooking the Fistral headland, would be great for when the clouds began to clear."View more of William’s photography.Image copyright William Razzell and used with permission.__See the world’s most inspirational images every Thursday in Photography Week. Get five free issues today at http://bit.ly/RHzJmN

The real India – Happy Independence Day

indophilia:Old Delhi Haveli series taken by Lana Šlezić  afp-photo:INDIA, Allahabad : Young Indian commuters sit inside a crowded train compartment at Allahabad junction in Allahabad on June 22, 2013. AFP PHOTO / SANJAY KANOJIAthetreesthatsing:Varanasi Ganges Life - Sylvain Brajeul Copyright-35 by Sylvain Brajeul on Flickr.deedeemo:family portrait - Indiadi CF Photographyle-vicieux:Mumbai, India, 2011 (by marc_guitard)randomthoughtsandminealwaysare:I would love to know her story…..porteryates:Spot of Colormy-spirits-aroma-or: An Odisha girl devotee shows her skills in the name of god.Vinay photographyrachelcarbonell:Jodhpur, Rajasthan, (India) 2012 © Rachel Carbonelloochappan:முகபாவம் • Kodikulambengalimonster:An invitation by Catch the dream on Flickr.cud learn so much from her smile - be happy despite whateverstevemccurry:Indiaammiephotographie:#mother feeding her #son in front of the red fort of #Agra #India #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephoto #blackandwhitephotography#streetbwphotographyweek:Sadhu by Mohan Duwal“In Hinduism, a sadhu is a wandering monk. As a sadhu, this man has renounced a ‘normal’ life to focus on pursuing his spirituality.”View more of Mohan’s photography on 500px.Image copyright Mohan Duwal and used with permission.––See the world’s most inspirational images every Thursday in Photography Week. Get five free issues today, risk-free, at http://bit.ly/RHzJmNendilletante:Varanasi, India by Benjamin Ettinger on Flickr.apple-jack5:photographer Steve McCurry
Varun Bhatt, a young artist of slum Jhuggi Jhopri. 

Rain

   Source – Tumblr ( click the pics for the original links)

“I love rain. I love the sound of it falling on an umbrella, each drop that hits the cloth a soothing sound. Everything is so fresh and clean. It always feels as if each drop is helping to wash away the hurt, the pain, the dirt that life leaves behind. As if the mere act of it falling can give life a rebirth, a second chance.” Brandi M. Polier

That’s What Friends are For

Be still sad heart and cease repining;

Behind the clouds the sun is shining,
Thy fate is the common fate of all,
Into each life a little rain must fall,

~Longfellow

bibliolectors:Reading with rain / Lectura con lluvia (ilustración de Sophie Powell)

 

Art Quotes

“Painting is the silence of thought and the music of sight.”

Orhan Pamuk, My Name is Red

Art is made by those who consider themselves to have failed at whatever isn’t art. And of course it is loved as consolation, or a call to arms, by those who feel the same. One of the reasons there seem to be fewer readers for literature today than there were yesterday is that the concept of failure has been outlawed. If we are all beautiful, all clever, all happy, all successes in our way, what do we want with the language of the dispossessed? But the nature of failure ensures that writers will go on writing no matter how many readers they have.You have to master the embarrassments and ignominies of life.”

In his beautiful meditation on failure, writer Howard Jacobson adds to history’s finest definitions of art. (via explore-blog)

   explore-blog:In his fantastic SVA commencement address on the false division between “high” and “low” culture, critic Greil Marcus adds to history’s finest definitions of art.

The Art of Living

“Just because we are knocked down, doesn’t mean we are out. We still have breath in our lungs & tears flowing down, all signs that we are alive. Take a deep breath and be reminded that often our biggest struggles are the stepping stones to our greatest victories.”  Rae   Smith(http://shaktilover.tumblr.com/)        

wild-nirvana:•my spiritual world•

“Find meaning. Distinguish melancholy from sadness. Go out for a walk. It doesn’t have to be a romantic walk in the park, spring at its most spectacular moment, flowers and smells and outstanding poetical imagery smoothly transferring you into another world. It doesn’t have to be a walk during which you’ll have multiple life epiphanies and discover meanings no other brain ever managed to encounter. Do not be afraid of spending quality time by yourself. Find meaning or don’t find meaning but “steal” some time and give it freely and exclusively to your own self. Opt for privacy and solitude. That doesn’t make you antisocial or cause you to reject the rest of the world. But you need to breathe. And you need to be.”   Albert Camus, from “Notebooks, 1951-1959

https://i1.wp.com/25.media.tumblr.com/4a9184f98a0dbff4ccd1fc1ede8ad99c/tumblr_mf4wpohXBo1rtlzg3o1_500.jpg

“A plant is not thinking: Tomorrow I will put a new leaf to the north and then next week when it rains I will grow a meter taller. Its existence is just unfolding out of itself spontaneously, naturally, unplanned. Similarly, your true life unfolds in the same way but you are unaware of it because you allow your mind to imagine fanciful ways of being and then pursue your projections. Like this, you began thinking and strategising your existence rather than simply experiencing your natural being. We cannot breathe tomorrows, breath today. Therefore, knowing this, leave your existence to existence and start enjoying your cosmic play. Best of all, don’t try to be anything at all. This is a secret few recognize.”  Mooji http://wethinkwedream.tumblr.com/

“The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mood of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change, for happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up.” Charles Morgan (via the-healing-nest)

“Living has yet to be generally recognized as one of the arts.”

The Art of Living – a 1924 guide. (via explore-blog)

“I came to a point where I needed solitude and just stop the machine of ‘thinking’ and ‘enjoying’ what they call ‘living’, I just wanted to lie in the grass and look at the clouds.”Jack Kerouac

“Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.”Ernest Hemingway

Ballet Gifs

balletomaneassoluta:Svetlana Zakharova

Meditation

http://you-are-another-me.tumblr.com/post/54334183257

Woman

Chic Cycling

May was bike month , few pics from my tumblelog

http://thecitizensoffashion.com/2013/05/10/vogue-china-sam-the-english-bird/

 

vintageindianclothing:A Bombay Scorcher. Is that the bicycle or the bicycle?!This was of course a saucy postcard as opposed to being taken on the streets of Bombay while this barefoot lass was going about her day’s business. Her smile is sweet, her sari is tied Maharashtrian style (maybe just tuck away that falling pleat?!) and her blouse is cute and snug with a glimpse of decolletage. And she has blouse armband jewellery. Win. 

 

journaldelamode:Edie Campbell, Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn, Stephanie Hall, Lara Mullen, Sam Rollinson, Rosie Tapner & Charlotte Wiggins by Angelo Pennetta for Vogue UK Feb 2013

Flip-Flops by Graz Cycle Chic on Flickr.

justthedesign:Mens Coat Scotch & SodaCopenhagen’s bike share system is unique as the only large scale free bike share system that actually has worked. However, time is up. New and better bike share systems can be found elsewhere.

http://www.thesartorialist.com/photos/on-the-street-one-more-time-milano/

simplifyyourlife:Worry less. Ride more.

Collected from – http://www.thesartorialist.com/tag/bicycles/     ,  http://www.garancedore.fr/en/  , vintagesareeblouse.wordpress.comhttp://www.copenhagencyclechic.com/       ,

quotes and pics

“Everything you’re looking for lies behind the mask you wear.”  Stephen C. Paul

hymntohope:</p><p>Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice<br />http://paradoxically-free.tumblr.com/</p><p>so was darcy an introvert then ?

“If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for a moment.” Georgia O’Keeffe

  Shauna Niequist, Bittersweet
            

Beginners guide to minimalism.

 

  “Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life.”  — Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet

“But to me, it’s a whole lot more important to find something that makes you unafraid of being alone, rather than to have so many friends that you wind up being terrified of solitude.”  Mitsuyo Kakuta

shetakesflight:In a world where you can be anything…BE yourself.

Days I enjoy are days when nothing happens,
When I have no engagements written on my block,
When no one comes to disturb my inward peace,
When no one comes to take me away from myself
And turn me into a patchwork, a jig-saw puzzle,
A broken mirror that once gave a whole reflection,
Being so contrived that it takes too long a time
To get myself back to myself when they have gone – Vita Sackville-West
“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.” ― James Baldwin

“Don’t settle. Don’t finish crappy books. If you don’t like the menu, leave the restaurant. If you’re not on the right path, get off it.”  Chris Brogan

 David Foster Wallace, Consider the Lobster and Other Essays    aseaofquotes:David Foster Wallace, Consider the Lobster and Other Essays

In most of our human relationships, we spend much of our time reassuring one another that our costumes of identity are on straight.” — Ram Dass

“We are all of us born with a letter inside us, and that only if we are true to ourselves, may we be allowed to read it before we die.”  Douglas Coupland

pinkglittertears:~pinkland here~

“‎Sometimes you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.” John Green, “The Fault in Our Stars.”

“Avoid the crowd. Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece.” Ralph Charell

   homedesigning:Inspirational and Cozy Outdoor Space | click through to see several others. 

   windowlettering:Tenue de Nimes, Madame et Monsieur by SeenbyBien(via Ahmed)

 

The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware. In this state of god-like awareness one sings; in this realm the world exists as poem. 

Henry Miller in The Wisdom of the Heart ( http://literaryjukebox.brainpickings.org/post/44784048462 )

Qs and pics

As is the human body,

So is the cosmic body.

As is the human mind,

So is the cosmic mind.

As is the microcosm,

So is the macrocosm.

As is the atom,

So is the universe.

“Upanishads  (Ancient Sanskrit Hindu Scriptures)

“I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me. Like the bodiless heads you see sometimes in circus sideshows, it is as though I have been surrounded by mirrors of hard, distorting glass. When they approach me they see only my surroundings, themselves or figments of their imagination, indeed, everything and anything except me.” – Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

https://i2.wp.com/25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9ip45FV6o1rdes1jo1_500.jpg

Whenever you think or you believe or you know, you’re a lot of other people: but the moment you feel, you’re nobody-but-yourself.” E.E. Cummings

https://i0.wp.com/25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9dbt9pP5I1qgc5rxo1_400.png

“Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose.”Elizabeth Kubler-Ross 

“For each of us deserve everything, every luxury that was ever piled in the tombs of the dead, and we each of us deserve nothing, not a mouthful of bread in hunger.”Ursula K. Le Guin

genesisthegreykid:discover something impossible…http://www.xxlmag.com/homepage-highlight/2012/08/the-break-presents-genesis-the-greykid/pic from: http://weheartit.com/entry/39284796 

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”Pablo Picasso

shenaniganswillensue:pierre_paul_pariseau

wethinkwedream:but wait this is true   https://i2.wp.com/24.media.tumblr.com/3d04bf73fde9bbdcfcc008684d054ca8/tumblr_mk218tcIUq1qbib6go1_500.jpg

 

“Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.”  Rick Warren

introversion

“Hardly anybody ever writes anything nice about introverts. Extroverts rule. This is rather odd when you realise that about nineteen writers out of twenty are introverts. We have been taught to be ashamed of not being ‘outgoing’. But a writer’s job is ingoing.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin

“Hardly anybody ever writes anything nice about introverts. Extroverts rule. This is rather odd when you realise that about nineteen writers out of twenty are introverts. We have been taught to be ashamed of not being ‘outgoing’. But a writer’s job is ingoing.”

― Ursula K. Le Guin

“Sometimes my day is crammed full of people and talk and yet I have the feeling of living in utter peace and quiet. And the tree outside my window, in the evenings, is a greater experience than all those people put together.”  ― Etty Hillesum

“Sometimes my day is crammed full of people and talk and yet I have the feeling of living in utter peace and quiet. And the tree outside my window, in the evenings, is a greater experience than all those people put together.”

― Etty Hillesum

“I’ve always been a sort of self-imposed outsider, not a geeky outsider or a snobby outsider, but I just have a natural desire to live on the fringe. I’m not like a weirdo with a trench-coat, but I just prefer to be alone or minimally surrounded by people.” ― Sara Quin

“I’ve always been a sort of self-imposed outsider, not a geeky outsider or a snobby outsider, but I just have a natural desire to live on the fringe. I’m not like a weirdo with a trench-coat, but I just prefer to be alone or minimally surrounded by people.”

― Sara Quin

“Cherish your solitude. Take trains by yourself to places you have never been. Sleep out alone under the stars. Learn how to drive a stick shift. Go so far away that you stop being afraid of not coming back. Say no when you don’t want to do something. Say yes if your instincts are strong, even if everyone around you disagrees. Decide whether you want to be liked or admired. Decide if fitting in is more important than finding out what you’re doing here.”

― Eve Ensler

“The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept.”  ― George Carlin

“The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept.”― George Carlin

“You are who you are when nobody’s watching.”

― Stephen Fry