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adthehero:

Are you controversial as in “I say shit that makes mainstream culture reexamine its closely-held destructive ideals and makes oppressors feel uncomfortable and oppressed feel powerful” or are you controversial as in “I say shit to be a complete dick”

Urban spaces have spirits, and cities have souls. Some are dangerous, menacing, but also seductive; others are marked by beauty and excess; others again by their dreariness or spookiness. These are contagious qualities that are said to seep into the character of the people living in such cities. […] Some urban spirits are global in reach, others mainly local or regional. They are reproduced in everyday stereotypes and mythologies. None of these are of course true in any sociological sense but the proliferating fantasmic and mythical qualities of cities and urban spaces are effective realities that shape the behaviour, cosmologies and desires of people in cities, or of those who visit them, imagine them, or describe them in narrative or imagery.
Thomas Blom Hansen and Oskar Verkaaik, in Urban Charisma (via textbookmaneuver)
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polyphonyrocks:

le-doux-silence-de-nos-bois:

I am constantly fascinated by the settings of the Lamentations of Jeremiah. The emotional text concerning the destruction of Jerusalem by God sung for the Tenebrae, the last three days of Holy Week, moved many composers to write deeply sorrowful vocal settings.

Brumel’s setting differs from that of Tallis or Ferrrabosco in its essentially chordal style. The slow moving chords bring a sense of desolation quite different from that of more active settings. It is interesting to note that the last section “Ierusalem convertere ad dominum tuum” is set in three, unlike like others which are generally sub-divisible by two.

Antoine Brumel  -  Lamentations

The Tallis Scholars

youneedacat:

multicolourgems:

Hessonite is a golden orange variety of grossular garnet and an important astrological gem in Vedic Astrology known as Gomedh. Also known as cinnamon stone or cinnamon garnet, is the most common variety of grossularite. The name comes from the Greek hesson, meaning inferior which is an allusion to the lower hardness and density compared to most other garnet species.

I love hessonite!

youneedacat:

multicolourgems:

Hessonite is a golden orange variety of grossular garnet and an important astrological gem in Vedic Astrology known as Gomedh. Also known as cinnamon stone or cinnamon garnet, is the most common variety of grossularite. The name comes from the Greek hesson, meaning inferior which is an allusion to the lower hardness and density compared to most other garnet species.

I love hessonite!

bisexualfandom:

we really need to talk about how boring chronic pain and illness is when you’re laid up because of it

which is all the time

blacksmithseye:

Ready to cook on…

blacksmithseye:

Ready to cook on…

soleil-de-matin:

Model in blue suit by George Carmel, Vogue, 1957

soleil-de-matin:

Model in blue suit by George Carmel, Vogue, 1957

dynastylnoire:

awwww-cute:

Puppy’s First Hike

I climbed this rock
This my rock

dynastylnoire:

awwww-cute:

Puppy’s First Hike

I climbed this rock

This my rock