There’s nothing to do in the Midwest but dream

Midwest, Joseph Arthur

"I’m like that. Either I forget right away or I never forget."

— Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot. (via theburnthatkeepseverything)

Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation

"Hiking - I don’t like either the word or the thing. People ought to saunter in the mountains - not hike! Do you know the origin of that word ‘saunter?’ It’s a beautiful word. Away back in the Middle Ages people used to go on pilgrimages to the Holy Land, and when people in the villages through which they passed asked where they were going, they would reply, “A la sainte terre,’ ‘To the Holy Land.’ And so they became known as sainte-terre-ers or saunterers. Now these mountains are our Holy Land, and we ought to saunter through them reverently, not ‘hike’ through them."

— John Muir  (via uhhleeese)

(Source: debbie-thornberry, via thepinesaredancing)

Tags: hiking

Why I Hate Reading Maps


I have unrolled a map
onto my kitchen table
and put one finger
where you are and
another where I am.

The space between
is only inches. That close,
I could feel you breathing.
I could reach out and
run my fingers through
every strand of your hair,
touch your lips and
barely need to move.

In the corner of the map
there is a guide for judging scale:
every inch a hundred miles
full of roads and rivers and trees,
the guide a sharp reminder
that you are where you are
and I am where I am,
inches apart.


Gabriel Gadfly

(Source: jrdnnwlkr)


Helen Levitt 1940


Helen Levitt 1940

(Source: stealcollective)


Talking with the Wolves, Glen Hansard



Miroslav Tichy

Tichy was an eccentric. He was held prisoner for almost a decade in Soviet labor camps just for that—being an eccentric, falsely accused of dissidence.

Upon his release in the early 70s he wandered his small town in rags pursuing his voyeuristic obsession with the female form by photographing women unawares in the streets, shops and parks, through windows and fences, with cameras he fashioned out of tin cans, children’s eyeglass lenses and other junk he’d pick up while wandering. 

(Source: likeafieldmouse, via taaylow)