"To stay with that shakiness — to stay with a broken heart, with a rumbling stomach, with the feeling of hopelessness and wanting to get revenge — that is the path of true awakening. Sticking with that uncertainty, getting the knack of relaxing in the midst of chaos, learning not to panic — this is the spiritual path."
When photographer Adrain Chesser tested positive for HIV and was diagnosed with AIDS, he knew that he had to break the news to his family and friends somehow. Eventually, he came up with the idea of letting his loved ones know about his condition by inviting them to his studio, one by one, for a simple, intimate photo shoot for an unnamed project. Unbeknownst to them, Chesser intended to reveal his illness and capture their reactions for a powerful portrait series titled, I Have Something to Tell You.
Each image in the collection presents a separate, singular person in Chesser’s life reacting to the unfortunate news. They each have an expressive response to his secret that is easily seen through their physical demeanor and particularly through their facial expressions. Whether they are creasing their brows, trying to comprehend and soak in the devastating news of their friend’s health, clutching their chest in shock and disbelief, or solemnly shedding a tear, each person has a heartfelt, honest reaction.
Chesser says, “I’ve always felt I would do almost anything to know the power of holding a split second in my hands, and look at it as long and as lovingly as I care to, to capture something as elusive as an emotion, and to feel the power of that emotion possess me each time I look at it…while these photos are probably the worst pictures ever taken of my friends, they are undoubtedly the most beautiful.”
How do you cure sadness?
obtain cookie dough -> put cookies in oven -> download kyary pamyu pamyu discography -> go to youTube.com -> search “bunnies jumping” -> begin kyary playlist -> remove cookies from oven -> eat each warm cookie slowly with cold milk while watching every jumping bunny
"Seeing someone read a book you really love is seeing a book recommend a person." - some dude on Reddit
In Portugal we don’t say “it’s alright, I forgive you”, we say “deus nosso senhor me dê paciência e um paninho para a embrulhar, antes que eu te parta a tromba toda, seu cabrão de merda, era quem te enfiasse uma seringa das farturas no olho do cu”, which literally means “the soul in me respects and forgives the soul in you” and I think that’s beautiful.
Lolol nope. Here is the Google translation: “God our Lord give me patience and a cloth to wrap before I leave you all trunk, you fuck shit, you was who enfiasse a syringe of fritters in the asshole.”
“I think the destiny of all men is not to sit in the rubble of their own making but to reach out for an ultimate perfection which is to be had. At the moment, it is a dream. But as of the moment we clasp hands with our neighbor, we build the first span to bridge the gap between the young and the old. At this hour, it’s a wish. But we have it within our power to make it a reality. If you want to prove that God is not dead, first prove that man is alive." - Rodman E. “Rod” Serling
(Source: groban, via school-marm-charm)