At least it hides the face partly. Well, so you have the apparent face, the apple, hiding the visible but hidden, the face of the person. It’s something that happens constantly. Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see. There is an interest in that which is hidden and which the visible does not show us. This interest can take the form of a quite intense feeling, a sort of conflict, one might say, between the visible that is hidden and the visible that is present.
Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.
— (via mvbh)
"This is a dream. It’s a tool I can use."
Very good things to keep in mind when designing a site.
(in Civil Disobedience, by Henry David Thoreau, 1849)
Let your life be a counter friction to stop the machine.
— in Civil Disobedience, by Henry David Thoreau, 1849
The Shapes of Stories, a Kurt Vonnegut Infographic
In The Princess Bride, Inigo’s quest for his father’s killer is one of the most successful subplots in film history. Watching his performance, it’s such an emotional scene. I was looking up little known facts about the movie and found out that the reason this scene is so moving is because just after Mandy Patinkin took this role, his father died of cancer. In this fight he imagined that this was his chance to beat cancer, to come to terms with his father’s death by getting revenge on cancer (The Six-Fingered Man). Pretty sure I’ve cried whenever I see that scene ever since.
There could be nothing more powerful and moving than a public service announcement where a meth addict has all of his teeth fall out. He’s conflicted at first, but then eventually he brings his mind to a state of ease upon the assumption that at the very least he could put the teeth under his pillow. Then, whatever money the tooth fairy leaves, he could use to buy more meth.
It takes him days to fall asleep, but finally he does. He dreams about the tooth fairy, but when he wakes up and looks under his pillow, the teeth are gone and there is no money.
Suddenly, the dog runs into the room and it instantly becomes obvious to the viewer that the dog lapped up all of the teeth shards and somehow, they became arranged in his mouth like people teeth.
The rest of the story follows the dog around and highlights his various successes.