To live is the rarest thing in the world.

Nature provides solace for all sorrows, misfortune, distress or discomfort.

Sigur Rós

—Brennisteinn

tobreakinthesebones:

BrennisteinnSigur Rós

For all their ethereal beauty, this is definitely vengeful and destructive. Still, every moment with Sigur Ros remains a spiritual experience.

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“I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me. I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise. I do not tolerate selective erudition nor academic arrogance. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping. I hate conflict and comparisons. I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities. In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal. I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement. Exaggerations bore me and I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals. And on top of everything I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience.”

…Meryl Streep, one of the few women that I really respect

On the Road: Poverty

It’s hard not to be angry when…

…I looked into the dark eyes of little boys and girls on the city streets begging for change or into the surroundings they grow up in.

…more kids came up to knock at my window and asked for food, change or anything at all, but my cabbie shooed them away.

…a completely naked man ran past my motionless cab in traffic, screaming for attention while the world remained oblivious to him.

…a fresh graduate sitting next to me had an “assistant” more than twice his age to help him with minor tasks like ordering his coffee and lighting his cigarettes.

…he was simply too engrossed with his iPad, iPhone and fancy headphones, and couldn’t really afford to take his attention to what’s happening around him.

…at the same time I was given priorities in queues and being addressed as “Miss xxx” by everyone I came into contact with, while my cabbie was trying so hard just to get my AC temperature right.

…a harmless local tried a pickup and claimed he’s a banker from the US (!), embarrassed to be associated with his own country.

But who/what should I be angry with?

The government of this country where more than 1/4 of its people live below the poverty line?

A rapid increase in population despite insufficient resources to support the people’s families?

My comfortable lifestyle in this city while I stare at poverty in the face?

Indifference of the rich?

Or simply the world?

lonelyhunterc:

I’m definitely still in love with her… #pattismith

"Jesus died for somebody’s sins, but not mine." The androgynous punk poet queen who never even meant to be a rock star became a figurehead of American punk, and remains one of the few women to give her name to an otherwise all-male group.Having now outlived many of those she was closest to, success always favored Patti Smith, the iconoclast who once famously said, “The thing is, it’s not uncool to worry about people who seem like they’re going on the wrong path. There’s nothing cool about being self-destructive.”Her whole image seems to build on controversy - either you are ready to take her as a great artist or she probably means nothing to you. Live fast and die young? Not for the feminist icon, who established a cultural voice through rock’n’roll that incorporated sex, art, poetry, performance and revolution, in balance and in stealth.

lonelyhunterc:

I’m definitely still in love with her… #pattismith

"Jesus died for somebody’s sins, but not mine."

The androgynous punk poet queen who never even meant to be a rock star became a figurehead of American punk, and remains one of the few women to give her name to an otherwise all-male group.

Having now outlived many of those she was closest to, success always favored Patti Smith, the iconoclast who once famously said, “The thing is, it’s not uncool to worry about people who seem like they’re going on the wrong path. There’s nothing cool about being self-destructive.”

Her whole image seems to build on controversy - either you are ready to take her as a great artist or she probably means nothing to you.

Live fast and die young? Not for the feminist icon, who established a cultural voice through rock’n’roll that incorporated sex, art, poetry, performance and revolution, in balance and in stealth.