sarah tauhid

In fact a mature person does not fall in love, he rises in love. The word ’fall’ is not right. Only immature people fall; they stumble and fall down in love. Somehow they were managing and standing. They cannot manage and they cannot stand – they find a woman and they are gone, they find a man and they are gone. They were always ready to fall on the ground and to creep. They don’t have the backbone, the spine; they don’t have that integrity to stand alone.
A mature person has the integrity to be alone. And when a mature person gives love, he gives without any strings attached to it: he simply gives. And when a mature person gives love, he feels grateful that you have accepted his love, not vice versa. He does not expect you to be thankful for it – no, not at all, he does not even need your thanks. He thanks you for accepting his love. And when two mature persons are in love, one of the greatest paradoxes of life happens, one of the most beautiful phenomena: they are together and yet tremendously alone; they are together so much so that they are almost one. But their oneness does not destroy their individuality, in fact, it enhances it: they become more individual.


Two mature persons in love help each other to become more free. There is no politics involved, no diplomacy, no effort to dominate. How can you dominate the person you love? Just think over it. Domination is a sort of hatred, anger, enmity. How can you think of dominating a person you love? You would love to see the person totally free, independent; you will give him more individuality. That’s why I call it the greatest paradox: they are together so much so that they are almost one, but still in that oneness they are individuals. Their individualities are not effaced – they have become more enhanced. The other has enriched them as far as their freedom is concerned.


Immature people falling in love destroy each other’s freedom, create a bondage, make a prison. Mature persons in love help each other to be free; they help each other to destroy all sorts of bondages. And when love flows with freedom there is beauty. When love flows with dependence there is ugliness.

- Osho (via awelltraveledwoman)

(Source: psych-facts)

putthison:

Shorts: Acceptable When Paired with Mild Reluctance
Several otherwise respectable writers and publications have dipped their toes into menswear blogging recently, spurred by an ongoing debate on the propriety of shorts (aka “short pants”). In The New York Times, Jake Flanigin traces the argument to a 2011 interview in which Tom Ford assailed shorts and flip flops. Many would insist that certain climates demand shorts, but reasonable people disagree, including Andrew Exum, who made the flowchart above. (We’ve weighed in before, too.)
I own and wear shorts. Not to work. Not to anything that could be called an occasion. I am aware that I look better in other, longer leg coverings, because I’m an adult man and our legs look like they belong to a primate ancestor. But we make compromises for culture and comfort, and refusing to wear shorts on principle is the sort of rulebound thinking that makes people roll their eyes at rules. So: wear shorts. Fortunately, it’s September, and we can hide our hairy Neanderlegs comfortably until next June.
-Pete

putthison:

Shorts: Acceptable When Paired with Mild Reluctance

Several otherwise respectable writers and publications have dipped their toes into menswear blogging recently, spurred by an ongoing debate on the propriety of shorts (aka “short pants”). In The New York Times, Jake Flanigin traces the argument to a 2011 interview in which Tom Ford assailed shorts and flip flops. Many would insist that certain climates demand shorts, but reasonable people disagree, including Andrew Exum, who made the flowchart above. (We’ve weighed in before, too.)

I own and wear shorts. Not to work. Not to anything that could be called an occasion. I am aware that I look better in other, longer leg coverings, because I’m an adult man and our legs look like they belong to a primate ancestor. But we make compromises for culture and comfort, and refusing to wear shorts on principle is the sort of rulebound thinking that makes people roll their eyes at rules. So: wear shorts. Fortunately, it’s September, and we can hide our hairy Neanderlegs comfortably until next June.

-Pete

If it is flattering, then it is a good fit. Good fit does not necessarily mean following every contour of the body.
- Jeffery Diduch (via voxsart)

tokyo-camera-style:

gouldbookbinder:

tokyo-camera-style:

A city full of bookstores, Tokyo has many locally owned shops that are dedicated to new and used books on Art and Photography. SO BOOKS, located near Yoyogi-hachiman station a few blocks west of Yoyogi Park, is my favorite.

The impeccable artistic taste of the owner, a man with extensive understanding and appreciation of good photography, is reflected by the books for sale on the floor-to-ceiling shelves that he built himself. The selection is top-notch, and the prices are quite good. This is certainly a spot to visit on a trip to Tokyo, or if you live here, anytime you’re in the neighborhood.

SO BOOKS ( map / streetview )

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Open 12:00 to 8:00pm, closed Sundays

Roshin Books publisher Atsushi Saito and Flotsam books planned a charity event this September in Tokyo to raise funds to support So Books bookshop Tokyo after major flood and loss of precious stock.

Photobook collectors and publishers, galleries are welcome to give away books or prints to collect some money. 100% of sales will be donated to So Books.

More info here :
http://atsushis.exblog.jp/22424460/

If you’re willing to participate please get in touch with Atsushi at info@roshinbooks.com for practical details.

Thanks for your support and please feel free to spread the news!

Help out SO BOOKS! I’ll be donating some original darkroom prints from my archives.

geometrymatters:

Geometry Matters:
Various nature elements that abide by geometric laws and construction patterns.
© Geometrymatters,2014

geometrymatters:

Geometry Matters:

Various nature elements that abide by geometric laws and construction patterns.

© Geometrymatters,2014

Most Zionists don’t believe God exists, but believe He promised them Palestine.
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Ilan Pappe - Israeli Historian who left Israel in 2008; he was condemned by the Israeli Knesset and received several death threats for his views on Zionism.

(Source: Reclaiming Judaism from Zionism)

(Source: arabicquotes)