"What a terrible thing it is to wound someone you really care for, and to do it so unconsciously."
| ~ Haruki Murakami (via arabarabarab)|
"Yes, the instruments of my inner life
|~ C. Dylan Bassett, “Some People Are Sleeping and I am Blowing a Trumpet,” published in DMQ Review (via nps2013)|
"We share a modest elegance, tongue-in-cheekiness, a kind of naive sincerity and some quality of refinement with a raw edge."
|~ Brandy Monique, figandyarrow.com|
"A fellow came to see me a while back with a friend of mine and he said that he had been a surgeon, and that now he was studying the flute. And he said that a lot of people were upset with him because they said to him “how can you stop being a surgeon? You’ve got this skill and you must use it to help people” but he felt that he had to study the flute. And he asked me to talk or comment on it and I said, “look, as far as I understand it healing concerns the vibrations within the being, the nature of the being that’s doing the healing. And I don’t know any rule that says that a flute doesn’t heal as many or more people than a knife and a needle and thread. Maybe all your surgery training was preparing you to be a flautist or maybe your flute training is preparing you to be a conscious surgeon. You don’t have to know the game in advance. You just got to listen to your heart."
| ~ Ram Dass (via uni-tea)|
after 9/11 your hindu temple
— that one in small town texas where you
grew up believing in america
and other things bigger than yourself –
made new t-shirts:
american flag printed on the back
“we will never forget 9/11. god bless america”
and you wore that…