The Relative Unknown

Ad astra per aspera

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Believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance, and have faith that in this love there is a strength and a blessing so large that you can travel as far as you wish without having to step outside it.
Rainer Maria Rilke (via emotional-algebra)

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She closed my eyes and begged me
Scratching clawing at my back
Not to leave her
Her happiness had just left 
I couldn’t respond
Couldn’t say yes
Couldn’t say no
Couldn’t ask why
So I just held her tightly
The nights never felt so cold
Her tears never felt so warm
But it all escaped her
And it all escaped me
And while we were both still prisoners  
We were both each other’s key

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Maybe I left it out front
Maybe it fell on the floor
Maybe it’s stuck between seats
Maybe it’s not there anymore

Maybe I’m losing my mind
Maybe it’s already lost
Maybe I shouldn’t have driven
Maybe I’ve lost count of the cost

Maybe the numbers add up
Maybe the numbers they don’t
Maybe I’ll fuck your ass up
Maybe most likely I won’t

Maybe I’ll end up in jail
Maybe I’ll be on the road
Maybe I’ll just turn pale
Maybe I’ll just up and croak

Maybe I should follow your cause
Maybe you cause me such stress
Maybe I chose from a toss
Maybe you’re really the best

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And you know what you once told me, about how people’s eyes have something honest about them when they’re watching a fire.
Haruki Murakami “All God’s Children Can Dance”  (via seabois)

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Do you take pride in your hurt? Does it make you seem large and tragic? …Well, think about it. Maybe you’re playing a part on a great stage with only yourself as audience.
John Steinbeck, East of Eden (via larmoyante)

(Source: larmoyante, via rallument)

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This is for You - Leonard Cohen

This is for you
it is my full heart
it is the book I meant to read you
when we were old
Now I am a shadow
I am restless as an empire
You are the woman
who released me
I saw you watching the moon
you did not hesitate
to love me with it
I saw you honouring the windflowers
caught in the rocks
you loved me with them
On the smooth sand
between pebbles & shoreline
you welcomed me into the circle
more than a guest
All this happened
in the truth of time
in the truth of flesh
I saw you with a child
you brought me to his perfume
and his visions
without demand of blood
On so many wooden tables
adorned with food and candles
a thousand sacraments
which you carried in your basket
I visited my clay
I visited my birth
until I became small enough
and frightened enough
to be born again
I wanted you for your beauty
you gave me more than yourself
you shared your beauty
this I only learned tonight
as I recall the mirrors
you walked away from
after you had given them
whatever they claimed
for my initiation
Now I am a shadow
I long for the boundaries
of my wandering
and I move
with the energy of your prayer
and I move
in the direction of your prayer
for you are kneeling
like a bouquet
in a cave of bone
behind my forehead
and I move toward a LOVE
you have dreamed for me.

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aphotik:

When you see Tatiana Plakhava’s designs, they seem to capture the energy of tiny particles colliding in the Large Hadron Collider, revealing an explosive and colorful beauty. Her highly complex designs combine science, illustration, photography, and music, which makes her one well rounded individual. She graduated from Moscow State University with a Master in Social Psychology and then studied at the High Academic School of Graphic Design. Her clientel has ranged from Procter & Gamble Russia and HP, to Playboy USA and Wired Magazine, UK. You can find her on facebook and her personal site or an excellent interview about her by Russel Shaw, here.

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Kitsak and co point out that there are various sceanrios in which well connected hubs have little influence over the spread of infromation. “For example, if a hub exists at the end of a branch at the periphery of a network, it will have a minimal impact in the spreading process through the core of the network.” By contrast, “a less connected person who is strategically placed in the core of the network will have a significant effect that leads to dissemination through a large fraction of the population.”
Best Connected Individuals Are Not the Most Influential Spreaders in Social Networks - Technology Review (via futuristgerd)

Those misspellings annoy me :(

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