Lychee by Qi Baishi
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Lychee by Qi Baishi

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Poetry is finding meaning where everything else is absent.
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Poetry is finding meaning where everything else is absent.

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[Image: Marcin Ryczek]

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(Source: denouements)

"There is always something left to love."

One Hundred Years of Solitude. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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If One Finger Brought Oil - Things Fall Apart part I: Crash Course Literature 208

In which John Green teaches you about Chinua Achebe’s 1958 novel, Things Fall Apart. You’ll learn about Igboland, a region in modern day Nigeria, prior to the arrival of the British Empire. Achebe tells the story of Okonkwo, an Igbo villager who has worked his way up from life as a sharecropped and become a respected leader in his community. Okonkwo has a tragic fall, and is exiled. And then the trouble starts. British missionaries arrive, and change everything. Things Fall Apart has a lot to say about colonization, and even something to say about decolonization.

One of my fave units in World Lit

"The willow submits to the wind and prospers
until one day it is many willows—
a wall against the wind.
This is the willow’s purpose."

The Reverend Mother of the Bene Gesserirt

Dune, 3.8.1

"I love you with so much of my heart that none is left to protest."

Beatrice (Much Ado About Nothing, Act IV scene i)

(Source: dailyshakespeare, via dailyshakespeare)

Life will prevail: the moss on these rocks in Alaska is more than 5,000 years old.  Artist Rachel Sussman photographs 2,000 + yr old life forms. 
http://vimeo.com/90498615

Life will prevail: the moss on these rocks in Alaska is more than 5,000 years old.  Artist Rachel Sussman photographs 2,000 + yr old life forms. 

http://vimeo.com/90498615