Whoever has learned how to listen to trees no longer wants to be a tree.
He wants to be nothing except what he is.
Iife has become quite odd in the past month.
Theodore Major (UK 1908-1999)
Red Farm at Appley Bridge (c. 1970)
oil on board 76.2 x 93.9 cm
"And in that moment,
he was finally able to accept it all.
In the deepest recesses of his soul, Tsukuru Tazaki understood.
One heart is not connected to another through harmony alone.
They are, instead, linked deeply through their wounds.
Pain linked to pain, fragility to fragility.
There is no silence without a cry of grief, no forgiveness without bloodshed, no acceptance without a passage through acute loss.
That is what lies at the root of true harmony."
— Haruki Murakami, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki
"No matter how quiet and conformist a person’s life seems there’s always a time in the past when they reached an impasse. A time when they went a little crazy. I guess people need that sort of stage in their lives."
— Haruki Murakami, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage (via bookpillows)
"Every person has their own color. Did you know that?” he said. “No, I didn’t.” “Each individual has their own unique color, which shines faintly around the contours of their body. Like a halo. Or a backlight. I’m able to see those colors clearly."
— Haruki Murakami - Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage (via murakamistuff)
"You can hide memories, but you can’t erase the history that produced them."
— Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki, Murakami (via there-is-no-there-there)
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki, Haruki Murakami
"You, he said, are a terribly real thing in a terribly false world, and that, I believe, is why you are in so much pain."
— Autumn, Emilie. The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls. (via journalofanobody)
Anna Malina ph.
Emulsioned lift series
Anna Malina ph.
'A Storyteller' 15”x15”
Robin Williams tribute illustration by (Me) & hand lettering by Monique Maloney. Like many of you, I too was a huge fan of Robin Williams and his work. So, Monique and I decided to write him a few letters and bid him farewell in our favorite way. Williams’ death is tragic. However, As I’m sure you already know, the body of work Williams left behind will remain timeless and powerful forever.