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feral-ballad · a day ago
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Rosario Castellanos, tr. by Julian Palley, from Meditation on the Threshold: A Bilingual Anthology of Poetry
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We are fallen mostly into pieces but the wild returns us to ourselves.
- Robert Macfarlane, The Wild Places
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aulel-process · 3 days ago
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“It's not about the money, it's about the freedom.”
- Alexander McQueen
Thinking about Squid Game and the role of money in life decisions... 
to me, the value of money is in the freedom it gives you... the freedom to make choices based on volition rather than necessity... 
my objection to the existence of labor is that it is an impediment to human freedom... if you have to give up freedom in order to attain money, it defeats the point of having money... 
labor will never be complete and total freedom... for instance, as someone who loves art, even if I were given the opportunity to work at the animation studio that brings to life My Hero Academia, as much as I am obsessed with the series and as much as I make fanart for it, even if I were president of the animation studio, I would still be constrained/restricted by bringing to life the narrative and characters created by the original artist, Kohei Horikoshi... what I would like is Kohei Horikoshi’s level of freedom... My Hero Academia is his vision, his story, his characters, his definitions of what it means to be a hero, what is worth fighting for, his ethics and sentiments... as labor, you can flesh out the details and give special effects and give it motion and make it look cool, add music etc but you don’t have the freedom to build the universe the way Kohei Horikoshi can... you bring to life someone else’s vision... it’s not your vision... 
I don’t know if this sentiment is more pervasive in the arts than elsewhere, just by nature of how personal art is (every artist’s brand is just their own name - Taylor Swift, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Alexander McQueen etc)... from the director of Star Wars, to Zaha Hadid, to Alexander McQueen, numerous artists were given great opportunities to work under the name of another prominent artist but they all chose to establish their own name... there’s a major difference in freedom between being Frank Gehry and working for Frank Gehry (as much of an honor as that is)... and every artist I know, even if they are under the tutelage of a more advanced artist, still maintains their “own work”... 
it is not the fault of capitalism that restrictions on freedom happen... capitalism is also what makes possible Kohei Horikoshi’s level of freedom... but you can’t apply for a job to be Kohei Horikoshi... you just have to make the art... take the gamble... you can always make more money... but you can’t make more time... and making art takes time... my passion and my means of survival were always mutually exclusive... it’s like trying to be a guard and player at the same time:
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that’s not the fault of a system... it’s the system that provides a chance for the freedom I want (I like that Squid Game highlights that... the chance is possible for everyone)... that the chance is slim is not wrong... I don’t even care about fame or fortune... the goal is not to be this: 
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I only care about the freedom to make what I want to make... “if money were no object, what would you do with your life?” I’ve always tried to live by that question and for me the answer was always obvious: Make art. I don’t care to cure cancer, to unravel the mysteries of the universe, to invent a new unified theory of everything, to make rocket ships and lead the colonization effort of outer space, invent new technology etc... these are all cool and wonderful things... I don’t know why they don’t speak to me... but it was always art... for me it’s like being asked, why do you enjoy sex with a loved one? Passion is just.. a given? I mean my art is crude anyways... I literally draw sex lol... I’m amazed I don’t get bored of it... 
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wengwengchim on twitter
Of course not everyone values freedom as their top most value... which is fine... bohemian freespirit I suppose implies freedom is just a large part of being an artist... making art without freedom is hard... it’s like being asked to have sex with someone you don’t want to sleep with... just a perspective
“if money were no object, what would you do with your life?”
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nocternalrandomness · 2 days ago
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”Land of the free, because of the brave.”
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carpethedamndiem · a day ago
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"We live under the power of Modern Consciousness, which means that we are obsessed with progress. Wherever you are is not good enough. We always want to achieve something, rather than experience something. The opposite of this is Spiritual Consciousness. By that I mean you find enchantment in every action you do, rather in just the results of your action. Spiritual Consciousness is not a particular religion but a way of being."
- Satish Kumar
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theoriginaldolly · 15 days ago
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Breaking news: the judge has ruled to TERMINATE Britney Spears’ conservatorship
posted: November 12, 2021
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samiaelsaid · 11 months ago
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NeSpoon is a Polish artist, born in Warsaw, who mixes the delicacy of lace with the roughness and freedom of urban art
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feral-ballad · a day ago
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You belong to the forest filled with hunger and holiness; run far from here, with your sprouting heart (…)
Vittoria Lion, After sodom burned (or, from the prehistory of x-ray astronomy)
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heartofmotherearth · a year ago
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This is very important, please do not ignore this.
Watch the video till the very end please (the end is when the explosion goes off.)
I live in Lebanon and the fiercest explosion went off in the midst of Beirut today, killing off an ungodly amount of human beings (more and more people are dying as I write this) and injuring up to 5000 people whose cases are immensely critical. Today,, at approximately 6 pm, hospitals were completely torn to shreds, people have been buried underneath fallen buildings, fires have been ignited almost everywhere, blood staining the streets in an excruciating manner, in addition to people that flew and fell to the sea due to the impact of the explosion. And it is certainly worth mentioning the millions upon millions' worth of damages what with buildings and cars and stores. Plenty of people are missing, it's an overall mess that is quite frankly very traumatizing.
What Lebanese people have been undergoing in recent times:
Lebanon has been going through a major economical decline that grows worse and worse by the day. The prices have heightened and the salaries remain the same, scarcely anyone has the capacity of affording basic needs anymore. There has been an unfolding revolution the past year, and the lebanese society has been protesting against the humiliation thrust upon our lives due to our miserable excuse for a government, and though the streets bled with thrashing, screaming citizens fighting for their utmost basic human rights, that caused mere to no change in the way things go around here, in fact, it only made it worse. We're being provided with, metaphorically, a droplet's worth of water and nearly no electricity, a pregnant woman has even passed away recently due to a heat stroke (as there were no means of cooling off)
What caused the setting off of this explosion?
The ignorance, heartlessness, and overall brutality of the government and the people in control.
A critical amount of chemicals (2700 tons of ammonium and other nitrates) were left inside a ship along the port of Beirut, and though the people in charge of this transaction were warned that heat and perspiration have the capability of destroying the whole of Lebanon in ode to a massive explosion, they refused to do anything about it and left the chemicals in there for years on end.
Up until, surprise surprise, the explosion went off and devestated Lebanon almost entirely.
I don't have much followers, and I know that this post isn't going to magically heal what is unfolding in this, priorly gorgeous, magnificent country, but I truly hope with all my heart that you find it within yours to spread awareness on this topic so that it would be more widespread,, so that Lebanon gets the aiding it deserves and the people from outer places slap the 'big bosses' awake, or at least pressure them into resigning, whatever it takes to make this place sufferable, tolerable, somewhere you can picture yourself residing in.
Lebanon is a place of infinite traditions, diversity, creativity, joy, and love. Most of the people here are open-hearted and wholesome. We all deserve far better.
My heart aches for the people that have passed away today, and I shall pray for the ones stuck in hellish suffering.
This is important.
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slow-rains · a year ago
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Trying to make sense of the kind of freedom and tenderness that can only come from so much loneliness
charlotte ager / sean thomas dougherty / félix vallotton / clarice lispector / beya rebaï / may sarton / maria medem / quint buchholz
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carpethedamndiem · a day ago
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"Paradoxically, those who renounce power over others become truly powerful, and those who seek power lose real power."
- Satish Kumar
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sll26 · 5 months ago
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" You have to demolish your home before 5 PM, or will demolish it tomorrow and you will fined .300,000 NIS ( $93,000)
Mohammad Abaid said after his family wss forced by occupation authorities to demolish it in Issawia village.
Expose the crimes of the Israeli occupation!
SPEAK UP! SPREAD THIS! REBLOG!
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