of shoes and ships and sealing wax.
alena dingley.
it's a shame you don't get paid to sit in cafes, drink coffee and philosophise.

→ Apr 2013 "Longing, we say, because desire is full of endless distances." — Robert Hass, Meditation at Lagunitas
→ Apr 2013 O by E.Yelsel on Flickr.
→ Apr 2013 "


Of the wisdom of old men, but rather of their folly,

Their fear of fear and frenzy, their fear of possession,

Of belonging to another, or to others, or to God.

The only wisdom we can hope to acquire

Is the wisdom of humility: humility is endless.

" — East Coker II, Four Quartets by TS Eliot
→ Mar 2013 "You’re the sort of person who, on principle, no longer expects anything of anything. There are plenty, younger than you or less young, who live in the expectation of extraordinary experiences: from books, from people, from journeys, from events, from what tomorrow has in store. But not you. You know that the best you can expect is to avoid the worst." — If on a winter’s night a traveller by Italo Calvino
→ Aug 2012 "Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering." — Nicole Krauss  (via sleeper1992)

(Source: hellanne, via sleeper1992)

→ Jul 2012 rarus-avis:

Natural History Museum (by (clareta))
→ Jul 2012 nonamesareleft:

16A (by alexmepham)
→ Jul 2012
→ Jul 2012 Leeds City Markets by emilyharriet on Flickr.
→ Jul 2012 untitled by sam desantis on Flickr.