1. ancientart:

    Painted scenes from inside the Buddhist Ajanta Caves, India, which date from the 2nd century BCE. These particular painted works are all from Cave 17.

    Photos taken by Kirk Kittell. 

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  2. f0rtylegz:

    ~Philip Guston~   Oasis     (1957)

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  3. "I love the rain. I love how it softens the outlines of things. The world becomes softly blurred, and I feel like I melt right into it."
    — Hanamoto Hagumi, Honey and Clover (via stephanericherthanyou)

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  4. hotoke-antiques:

    Nomura Seiroku

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  5. gasshofriend:

    misterchu:

    “Zen is really just a reminder to stay alive and to be awake. We tend to daydream all the time, speculating about the future and dwelling on the past. Zen practice is about appreciating your life in this moment. If you are truly aware of five minutes a day, then you are doing pretty well. We are beset by both the future and the past, and there is no reality apart from the here and now.”

    - Peter Matthiessen (1927 -2014)

     
  6. aneleh:

    I had a dream last night
    A fish on land
    Gasping for breath
    Just laughed
    And sang this song
    Is life like this for everyone
    Is life like this for everyone

    I picked him up
    He had a human face
    I carried him
    To where the water was
    A grey and still and dusty thing
    A grey and still and dusty thing

    I dropped him in
    And he could breathe again
    And then he grew
    And he became a man
    I knew that I would marry him
    I knew that I would marry him

    I had a dream last night
    A fish on land
    Gasping for breath
    Just laughed
    And sang this song
    Is life like this for everyone

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  8. "A poem begins with a lump in the throat; a homesickness or a love sickness. It is a reaching-out toward expression; an effort to find fulfillment. A complete poem is one where an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."
    — Robert Frost (via observando)

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  10. likeafieldmouse:

    Raphael - Head of a Young Apostle (ca. 1519)