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Here comes the sun

Although none of you knew him:

Tonight, I’m reminded that we are never promised tomorrow, and what time we are given is precious. Two years ago today we lost Chandler Mackey, and while I don’t want to limit our memory of him to Facebook statuses, I do think it’s important to keep him alive in our memories. Chandler was exceptionally friendly to everyone with whom I ever saw him interact. No matter what we were doing, he was always humble, and kind. I enjoyed the time I got to spend with him, and I’m taking this evening to remember him and be more conscious of how I spend my time. I love you, Chandler.

“Learn what is to be taken seriously and laugh at the rest.”

—   Hermann Hesse, Steppenwolf (via theblastofatrumpet)
artemisdreaming:

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You should not take old people who are already dead seriously. It does them injustice. We immortals do not like things to be taken seriously. We like joking. Seriousness, young man, is an accident of time. It consists, I don’t mind telling you in confidence, in putting too high a value on time. I, too, once put too high a value on time. For that reason I wished to be a hundred years old. In eternity, however, there is no time, you see. Eternity is a mere moment, just long enough for a joke.
~ Hermann Hesse, Steppenwolf

artemisdreaming:

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You should not take old people who are already dead seriously. It does them injustice. We immortals do not like things to be taken seriously. We like joking. Seriousness, young man, is an accident of time. It consists, I don’t mind telling you in confidence, in putting too high a value on time. I, too, once put too high a value on time. For that reason I wished to be a hundred years old. In eternity, however, there is no time, you see. Eternity is a mere moment, just long enough for a joke.

~ Hermann Hesse, Steppenwolf

“Learn what is to be taken seriously and laugh at the rest.”

—   Hermann Hesse, Steppenwolf  (via wordsnquotes)

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emmaleighk:

Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?

A mind-twisting, whimsically hand-animated conversation between French filmmaker Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine, Science of Sleep) and Noam Chomsky (the “Einstein of modern linguistics,” among other things). I saw this last night… it’s funny, enlightening and original. A must-see.

“But because truly being here is so much; because everything here apparently needs us, this fleeting world, which in some strange way keeps calling to us. Us, the most fleeting of all.”

—   Rainer Maria Rilke (via alteringminds)

(Source: notesondistractions, via alteringminds)

“…[they] realized that in order to survive they would have to forgo asking that one question any longer: ‘Why live?’ Life was its own answer. Life was the propagation of more life and the living of as good a life as possible. The Martians realized that they asked the question ‘Why live at all?’ at the height of some period of war and despair, when there was no answer. But once the civilization calmed, quieted, and wars ceased, the question became senseless in a new way. Life was now good and needed no arguments.”

—   Spender, from The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

“Art is not a pleasure, a solace, or an amusement; art is a great matter. Art is an organ of human life, transmitting mans reasonable perception into feeling.”

—   Leo Tolstoy (via rasputinmaxim)
David Crosby - Cowboy Movie

rock-and-roll-will-never—die:

theidiotbastardson:

David Crosby - Cowboy Movie

Happy birthday David Crosby!  This song rocks in a most serious way….Jerry Garcia on lead guitar.