NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY → a mix for sitting in dusky evening rooms watching dust motes swim in the fading watery light, sheathed in pale gold. [listen]
i. calgary - bon iver | ii. butterfly culture - benjamin francis leftwitch | iii. smother - daughter | iv. gracious - ben howard | v. blood - the middle east | vi. white winter hymnal - fleet foxes | vii. slow it down - the lumineers | viii. thankless thing - wild beasts | ix. history book - dry the river | xi. lordy may - boy & bear | xii. turbine womb - soap&skin | xii. pictures - benjamin francis leftwich | xiii. winter is all over you - first aid kit | xiv. spanish sahara - foals | xv. candles - daughter
lord of the rings meme - 10 characters [6/10] - Arwen Ündomiel
“I kill where I wish and none dare resist. I laid low the warriors of old and their like is not in the world today…,” gloated Smaug.
I’ll seek you out, flay you alive
One more word and you won’t survive
au: Carey Mulligan + Natalie Dormer + Dianna Agron → as a triad of fae reapers who return from the underworld to devour men’s souls.
i. what he wrote - laura marling | ii. roslyn - bon iver & st. vincent | iii. a window to the past - john williams | iv. love love love - of monsters and men | v. casimir pulaski day - sufjan stevens | vi. where are you now - mumford & sons | vii. stillness of the mind - abel korzeniowski | viii. rivers and roads - the head and the heart | ix. morning song - the lumineers
“We are not mad, we are human,
we want to love, and someone must
forgive us for the paths that we take to love
for the paths are many and dark,
and we are ardent and cruel
in our journey.” - Leonard Cohen
“This piece was primarily a trust exercise, in which she told viewers she would not move for six hours no matter what they did to her. She placed 72 objects one could use in pleasing or destructive ways, ranging from flowers and a feather boa to a knife and a loaded pistol, on a table near her and invited the viewers to use them on her however they wanted.
Initially, Abramović said, viewers were peaceful and timid, but it escalated to violence quickly. “The experience I learned was that … if you leave decision to the public, you can be killed… I felt really violated: they cut my clothes, stuck rose thorns in my stomach, one person aimed the gun at my head, and another took it away. It created an aggressive atmosphere. After exactly 6 hours, as planned, I stood up and started walking toward the public. Everyone ran away, escaping an actual confrontation.”
This piece revealed something terrible about humanity, similar to what Philip Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison Experiment or Stanley Milgram’s Obedience Experiment, both of which also proved how readily people will harm one another under unusual circumstances.”
This performance showed just how easy it is to dehumanize a person who doesn’t fight back, and is particularly powerful because it defies what we think we know about ourselves. I’m certain the no one reading this believes the people around him/her capable of doing such things to another human being, but this performance proves otherwise.”
this is why performance art is important
So every single person who told me ‘ignore them they’ll go away’ and ‘you can’t let them know they bothered you’ and ‘They’ll stop if they don’t see you react’ and all that bull shit, my entire school career, I want you to look good and hard at this.
I want you to think about what you said.
What you keep saying.
What you are telling your children.
You are making them powerless.
that last comment. actually crying.
“Do you ever dream about the past and then wake up aching because you know it’s gone forever?”
- Eighth doctor, Caerdroia