"The aim of life is self-development. To realise one's nature perfectly-that is what each of us is here for. People are afraid of themselves, nowadays. They have forgotten the highest of all duties, the duty that one owes to one's self. Of course they are charitable. They feed the hungry, and clothe the beggar. But their own souls starve, and are naked.” -Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
Another from Tove Styrke this week πŸ‘πŸ»
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Tove Styrke at Hoxton Square - without a doubt among the best lights and live pop performances I've seen 😍
The more Lord of the Rings I read, the more everything seems to resemble the Shire
Ultimately just a bathroom mirror selfie πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ
A single red rose we found somewhere in the depths of Abney Park Cemetery πŸ₯€
"Tomorrow we may come this way, And take the hidden paths that run Towards the Moon or to the Sun" -J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
Wandering the Heath with @thelastdinosaur and reading Tolkien = a perfect day. β€œThe Road goes ever on and on Down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, And I must follow, if I can, Pursuing it with eager feet, Until it joins some larger way Where many paths and errands meet. And whither then? I cannot say” -J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
Gothic Tropic at The Victoria πŸ’ƒ
"When you're all alone I will reach for you When you're feeling low I will be there too" Cigarettes After Sex, Apocalypse
β€œ'I can sympathise with everything, except suffering.' said Lord Henry, shrugging his shoulders. β€˜I cannot sympathise with that. It is too ugly, too horrible, too distressing. There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathise with the colour, the beauty, the joy of life. The less said about life’s sores the better.'” -The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
One of many from last weekend's Castle Ashby workshop with @alex_cameron and @georgiarosehardy -- more to edit now! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ» "If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them." -Henry David Thoreau, Walden
β€œWe need the tonic of wildness...At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.” -Henry David Thoreau, Walden
"Why is there happiness and comfort and excitement where you are and no where else in the world?" -Zelda Fitzgerald, Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The Love Letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald
β€œI was not even aware of getting dressed, which was no simple matter: trousers and shirt, felt boots, over my shirt a leather jerkin, then an overcoat topped by a sheepskin, fur hat, and my bag containing caffeine, camphor, morphine, adrenalin, clamps, sterile dressings, hypodermic, probe, a Browning automatic, cigarettes, matches, watch, stethoscope.” Mikhail Bulgakov, A Country Doctor's Notebook
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