The Banjo Player

The Banjo Player

the-shallow-philosopher said: 2, 15, 32, 44

2 - That the unborn could have the power to see into our world, and a choice to opt out of the whole thing. It was really weird answering a question like this. These days I take the world with a grain of salt. I think the world/universe, sans humans, is perfect as is.

15 - I think the past plays an important role in how we approach new circumstances.  If you’ve lost something dear to you in the past, fear can serve as a precautionary means of not letting that happen to you again, perhaps as a defense mechanism.

32 - More enlightenment? However, given the actual  state of our world, the pessimist in me wants to say that one should probably strive for the grave.

44 -  But what does the person mean by “consciousness”? Self-awareness? Sentience? The topic is way too vast. I wouldn’t know where to begin, or if I could even begin…and the debate is still ongoing. Scientists say 5 months, many philosophers over the centuries have said “things” as well. :)

The Witch is the sacred Yew Tree, never dying, always shedding her skin like the serpent so she may ever live on in one form or another.
Amongst the monsters, I am well hidden; who looks for a leaf in a forest?
What big arms you have.
All the better to hug you with.
Every wolf in the world now howled a prothalamion outside the window as she freely gave the kiss she owed him.
What big teeth you have!
She saw how his jaw began to slaver and the room was full of the clamor of the forest’s Liebestod, but the wise child never flinched, even when he answered: All the better to eat you with.
The girl burst out laughing; she knew she was nobody’s meat. She laughed at him full in the face, she ripped off his shirt for him and flung it into the fire, in the fiery wake of her own discarded clothing. The flames danced like dead souls on Walpurgisnacht and the old bones under the bed set up a terrible clattering, but she did not pay them any heed.
It is a tragedy beyond the power of language to convey when what has been imposed on women by force becomes a standard of freedom for women: and all the women say it is so.

Vintage ad for Kellogg’s Pep cereal.
"Vitamins, darling!"


Vintage ad for Kellogg’s Pep cereal.

"Vitamins, darling!"


…this is a woman who has built her identity on her looks, and on what she’s been told to do. So what you’re getting is someone who married this man, and he gave her everything, and she did what she was told, and she is basing her self-esteem on her looks, and that’s very, very rocky ground… Betty’s life is a performance. She’s acting all the time. And she doesn’t know how not to do that.  -  Matthew Weiner discussing Betty Draper

I fall in love with everything. I also hate everything. It’s very hard to be misanthrope and a romantic.


she’s literally jesus with mascara and I love it 

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If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don’t write, because our culture has no use for it. The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.