Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Major, Op. 102: II. Andante by Dmitri Shostakovich
by far the most beautiful piece of music i’ve ever heard in my life.
Julia Cameron on how to get out of your own way and unblock the “spiritual electricity” of creative flow – a timelessly wonderful read from 1992
Find a beautiful piece of art. If you fall in love with Van Gogh or Matisse or John Oliver Killens, or if you fall love with the music of Coltrane, the music of Aretha Franklin, or the music of Chopin - find some beautiful art and admire it, and realize that that was created by human beings just like you, no more human, no less.
Maya Angelou, you will be missed. (via hydeordie)
when you wanna ride with the windows down but then can’t hear the pianissimo portions of the music without subsequently blowing your ears off during the forte and fortissimo portions :’(
As the Sunni insurgent group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) takes hold of Iraq to hold mass executions and fuel sectarian violence, it feels as though the world is getting flashbacks of the initial American invasion of the country.
But now, we have social media to offer a fascinating and unexpected look at the conflict on the ground. Several ISIS members and affiliated jihadist fighters in Iraq and Syria have taken to Instagram and Twitter to post photos of their daily life. The casual use of filters and hashtags creates a jarring juxtaposition with the disturbing nature of these pictures. As strange as they may be, they offer insight into the life of the mujahideen — as well as their social media followers.