Theme
"Unless the Lord builds the house,
those who build it labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
the watchman stays awake in vain.
It is in vain that you rise up early
and go late to rest,
eating the bread of anxious toil;
for he gives to his beloved sleep."
Psalm 127: 1-2, ESV
instalaugh:

Grumpy cat judges you

instalaugh:

Grumpy cat judges you

"Would you believe in what you believe in if you were the only one who believed in it?"
Kanye West (via noir-is-the-new-blackk)

Mysteries

At night, I do not know who I am
when I dream, when I am sleeping.

Awakened, I hold my breath and listen:
a thumbnail scratches the other side of the wall.

At midday, I enter a sunlit room
to observe the lamplight on for no reason.

I should know by now that few octaves can be heard,
that a vision dies from being too long stared at;

that the whole of recorded history even
is but a little gossip in a great silence;

that a magnesium flash cannot illumine,
for one single moment, the invisible.

I do not complain. I start with the visible
and am startled by the visible.

Dannie Abse, from New Selected Poems

Letter to an Incomplete, Insecure Teenager

geniusbee:

"Numbers are as close as we get to the handwriting of god." 

Meta comic - I wanted to explore my headcanon for Hermann’s unique sense of faith. 

00sjams:

All These Things That I’ve Done | The Killers

"People do not seem to realise that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character."
Ralph Waldo Emerson (via referenceforwriters)

The Disadvantages of an Elite Education

One of the great errors of an elite education, then, is that it teaches you to think that measures of intelligence and academic achievement are measures of value in some moral or metaphysical sense. But they’re not. Graduates of elite schools are not more valuable than stupid people, or talentless people, or even lazy people. Their pain does not hurt more. Their souls do not weigh more. If I were religious, I would say, God does not love them more. The political implications should be clear. As John Ruskin told an older elite, grabbing what you can get isn’t any less wicked when you grab it with the power of your brains than with the power of your fists.