“One can’t have literary comprehension without real experience, mere grammatical knowledge of the words is useless without recognition of their values, and when you young people want to understand a country and its language you should start by seeing it at its most beautiful, in the strength of its youth, at its most passionate. You should begin by hearing the language in the mouths of the poets who create and perfect it, you must have felt poetry warm and alive in your hearts before we start anatomizing it. All phenomena, all humanity is to be recognized only in its fiery form, only in passion. For the intellect arises from the blood, thought from passion, passion from enthusiasm—enthusiasm first, then diligence—enthusiasm giving you the finest, most extreme and greatest tutorial in the world, before you turn to studying the words.”
Stefan Zweig, from Confusion (via violentwavesofemotion)
feministcaptainkirk:

vintagegal:

Gordon Parks - Black Muslim Protest, 1963 (via)

This was 51 years ago. Has anything really changed?

feministcaptainkirk:

vintagegal:

Gordon Parks - Black Muslim Protest, 1963 (via)

This was 51 years ago. Has anything really changed?

(via pink--v-elvet)

filmsflowersthoughts:

what colour is love? blue. 
so says runt in disco pigs, an alarmingly brutal portrayal of two friends growing up in ireland. i watched it last weekend with tim. we had grapes for popcorn. snuggled up under a blanket and dived into an hour and a half of emotional turmoil.
pig and runt are two teens, born within hours apart, who are completely dependent on each other. or so it seems. until runt starts to have other ideas and pigs friendly affection turns into all out destructive obsession.
its a pretty explosive coming of age film filled with tantrums, unexpected violence at times, and surreal interludes. ive watched it before but somehow a second time round it was even more disturbing. it was less romantic than i remembered. pigs monologue is terrifying stuff, especially the camera slowly zooming into his face, making me curious as to what his hands were doing.. and the film doesnt shy away from reproducing the pair’s bizarre language. it was a comfort that other characters also had no idea what they were saying!
i must confess, i watched most of the ending behind my cushion, preferring to take in the horror, through tims reactions. but its a firm favourite. not least because it stars a young cillian murphy. 
so if love is the colour blue, then it follows that todays flower should be blue too.
this is an allium blue drumstick. that butterfly looks like its having so much fun doesnt it. are they trapped in some sort of pig runt relationship. dependent on each other but ultimately knowing that lifes a pile of crap, and sometimes the person you love the most will occasionally shove forks into peoples hands? probably not. 

filmsflowersthoughts:

what colour is love? blue. 

so says runt in disco pigs, an alarmingly brutal portrayal of two friends growing up in ireland. i watched it last weekend with tim. we had grapes for popcorn. snuggled up under a blanket and dived into an hour and a half of emotional turmoil.

pig and runt are two teens, born within hours apart, who are completely dependent on each other. or so it seems. until runt starts to have other ideas and pigs friendly affection turns into all out destructive obsession.

its a pretty explosive coming of age film filled with tantrums, unexpected violence at times, and surreal interludes. ive watched it before but somehow a second time round it was even more disturbing. it was less romantic than i remembered. pigs monologue is terrifying stuff, especially the camera slowly zooming into his face, making me curious as to what his hands were doing.. and the film doesnt shy away from reproducing the pair’s bizarre language. it was a comfort that other characters also had no idea what they were saying!

i must confess, i watched most of the ending behind my cushion, preferring to take in the horror, through tims reactions. but its a firm favourite. not least because it stars a young cillian murphy. 

so if love is the colour blue, then it follows that todays flower should be blue too.

this is an allium blue drumstick. that butterfly looks like its having so much fun doesnt it. are they trapped in some sort of pig runt relationship. dependent on each other but ultimately knowing that lifes a pile of crap, and sometimes the person you love the most will occasionally shove forks into peoples hands? probably not. 

“kiss me a little:
the air
darkens and is alive –
o live with me in the fewness of
these colours;”

e. e. cummings, from “XLVIII,” E. E. Cummings: Complete Poems, 1904-1962 (Liveright, 1994)

more colour related posts.

colours. moments. love is the colour blue. 

(Source: litverve, via apoetreflects)

summers officially out and snows in. im already despairing at the shop windows filled with black, grey and red. i want to emulate this ladys relentless colour agenda. time to crack out the strawberry woolly beanie.

summers officially out and snows in. im already despairing at the shop windows filled with black, grey and red. i want to emulate this ladys relentless colour agenda. time to crack out the strawberry woolly beanie.

2014 shakespeare finals. sat at the back of the room. thinking exactly the same thing. 

2014 shakespeare finals. sat at the back of the room. thinking exactly the same thing. 

(Source: not-a-bang-a-whimper, via pink--v-elvet)

listening to first episode of desert island discs new series

steve mcqueen, kirsty young.

miles davis and bachs goldberg. great music taste. interesting interview, except for one awkward misguided question:

ky: “…a lot of people said ‘i wonder what hell be like..’”

sm: “im a black man. im used to that.. shall i answer honestly? im a black man. what dyou thing?! before i walk in the room people make a judgement”

somecities:

nodecaff #somecities #birminghamuk #Birmingham’s multi #coloured #flower seller #flowers #character #style #capturingbritain #igersbirmingham #birminghamfotos #birminghamuk #thisisbirmingham #brum #igersbrum #brumfotos #brum_shotz

i love this man! i bought a bargain bunch of flowers off him last week for a pound. 

somecities:

nodecaff #somecities #birminghamuk #Birmingham’s multi #coloured #flower seller #flowers #character #style #capturingbritain #igersbirmingham #birminghamfotos #birminghamuk #thisisbirmingham #brum #igersbrum #brumfotos #brum_shotz

i love this man! i bought a bargain bunch of flowers off him last week for a pound.