not usually the preachy vegan but this is true true true
Alphonse Mucha - Ete
If I have harmed anyone, in any way, either knowingly or unknowingly through my own confusions, I ask forgiveness.
If anyone has harmed me, in any way, either knowingly or unknowingly through their own confusions, I forgive them.
And if there is a situation I am not yet ready to forgive, I forgive myself for that
For all the ways that I harm myself, negate, doubt, belittle myself, judge or be unkind to myself through my own confusions, I forgive myself.
2761. Tashiro-Jima, Cat Island. So there’s an island in Japan where wild cats wander freely through the streets, boatyards, porches, and houses of the city. I want to go to there.
I actually kind of plan to spend our honeymoon here! My fiancé is a cat-otaku and I heard they have cat shaped houses XD Well, no fixed plans so far, but I know that he would be sooo happy ^^
Still my favorite story from the Lord of the Rings set: Viggo Mortensen bonded so much with the horse he rode in the movies that after filming was over he bought it from its owner. If that doesn’t warm your heart I don’t know what could.
don’t forget that he also bought arwen’s horse for her stunt rider when she couldn’t afford it awww
#also don’t forget that for the rohirrim they put a call out for locals #bring a horse show us you can ride it and get a part in the battle scenes #and one women went out roped a wild horse and rode for a few days to set #and got to be a rider of rohan
also sort of relevant viggo also bought the horse that costarred with him in the movie hidalgo and subsequently took the horse (tj) with him to the red carpet premier.
Also most of the Riders of Rohan are actually women because when they put out that call mostly women showed up with their horses and the costume team just stuck beards on them.
Monty Python’s philosopher jokes are the actual best.
Carlos Fuentes: Six Quotes On Writing
I don’t think any good book is based on factual experience. Bad books are about things the writer already knew before he wrote them.
One wants to tell a story, like Scheherezade, in order not to die. It’s one of the oldest urges in mankind. It’s a way of stalling death.
The contract between the author and the reader is a game. And the game is one of the greatest inventions of Western civilization: the game of telling stories, inventing characters, and creating the imaginary paradise of the individual, from whence no one can be expelled because, in a novel, no one owns the truth and everyone has the right to be heard and understood.
I am a literary animal. For me, everything ends in literature.
One puts off the biography like you put off death. To write an autobiography is to etch the words on your own gravestone.
Don’t classify me, read me. I’m a writer, not a genre.
Fuentes was a Mexican novelist and essayist. His novels include The Death of Artemio Cruz, Aura, The Old Gringo. The New York Times described him as ‘one of the most admired writers in the Spanish-speaking world’ and an important influence on the explosion of Latin American literature in the 1960s and ’70s. He was often thought a likely candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature although he never won.
So you think you’re a Buddhist? Think again. Tibetan Buddhist master Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse, one of the most creative and innovative lamas teaching today, throws down the gauntlet to the Buddhist world, challenging common misconceptions, stereotypes, and fantasies. With wit and irony, Khyentse urges readers to move beyond the superficial trappings of Buddhism