Ancient Roman gold bracelet in the form of a coiled snake
1st century AD, Pompeii (The British Museum)
“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.”
— William Blake
The small are always dependent on the great; they are ‘small’ precisely because they think they are independent. The great thinker is one who can hear what is greatest in the work of other ‘greats’ and who can transform it in an original manner.
Martin Heidegger (via swallowtheredpill)
Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity.
John Muir (via hierarchical-aestheticism)
plucking your eyebrows is legitimately very stressful because you pull out one wrong hair and it’s game over