Silva Rerum

an Alter Native.

April 16, 2014 at 8:09am
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Finally I am coming to the conclusion that my highest ambition is to be what I already am. That I will never fulfill my obligation to surpass myself unless I first accept myself, and if I accept myself fully in the right way, I will already have surpassed myself

—  Thomas Merton /v. whiskey river

April 12, 2014 at 5:24pm
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Reblogged from neocentia

The cure for anything is salt water - tears, sweat, or the sea.

—  Neocentia 

April 9, 2014 at 11:16pm
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True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own.

—  Nikos Kazantzakis /v. whiskey river

March 24, 2014 at 2:23pm
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Even now, all possible feelings do not yet exist, there are still those that lie beyond our capacity and our imagination. From time to time, when a piece of music no one has ever written or a painting no one has ever painted, or something else impossible to predict, fathom or yet describe takes place, a new feeling enters the world. And then, for the millionth time in the history of feeling, the heart surges and absorbs the impact

— Nicole Krauss /v. whiskey river

March 23, 2014 at 8:00am
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Insight roams the sea of the unconscious like the Loch Ness monster, a rumor whose wake occasionally becomes visible, but even then it’s mystifying and scarcely believed.

—  Diane Ackerman /v. whiskey river