Sunset and seagull to the sound of Swell Season…
"The big lie about capitalism is that everyone can be rich. That’s impossible. Capitalism works only if the vast majority of the population are kept poor enough to never quit working, are kept poor enough to accept distasteful jobs society cannot function without. If everyone were a millionaire, who would empty the trash or repair the sewers? It follows that the poorer the general population is made, the greater the worth of the money held by the wealthy, in terms of the lives which may be bought and sold with it."
"Once you’ve accepted your flaws no one can use them against you."
Playlist: A Rightly Timed Pause
When you’re suddenly overcome by the feeling of your own body, the strangeness of your pulse, the unending burden of breathing. When you’re homesick for a place you’re not sure exists, when you’re nostalgic for a past that isn’t yours, anxious for a future that is grey and vague and nauseating. When you are waiting for something desperately and you have no idea what that something is. Smoke another cigarette, pour another glass of wine. Listen. Breathe.
"His first-ever visit to a library had made him painfully aware of how little he knew. The amount of things he didn’t know about the world was infinite. The infinite, by definition, has no limits, and thinking about it gave him a mild migraine."
Kafka on the Shore - Haruki Murakami
"to be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time."
james baldwin (via littlecartography)
"Heteronormativity isn’t just about the presumption that everyone is heterosexual. The expectation that boys woo girls feeds into your mind the expectation that relationships are necessary for fulfilment, and you are less than if you are not having particular kinds of sex with a particular, and a particular kind of, person at particular intervals. It’s about what Lauren Berlant calls the love plot, in which love is produced as a generic text enabling society to interpret your life as following certain conventions. It’s not about what you want, it’s about what you’re supposed to want. You’re not encouraged to think about what you want in relationships, if anything, so much as you are encouraged to fit a script. Heteronormativity messes things up for everyone, straight people included."