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movement is art.
There’s a common tragedy that occurs every time we silence that inner voice that tells us,
“Don’t settle for this. I promise, even though you won’t believe me right now, that there will come a day when it will make sense and feel like home again. If you want to stay, you can. But protect yourself while you stay here.”
Part of growing up is understanding that you can walk away and not feel like you’re making a colossal mistake because you know yourself. At least, you hope you do.
A lot of us will stay because we need the experience. We’re curious. We want to hope. We’re tragically flawed to want it all without measuring the cost.
Some of us are just killing time. Waiting for that thing. Whatever we were sold to look for and believe in.
But I’ll stay because I’m grateful for every single moment. Every glance. Every rushed story. Every apology. Every front that gets put on. Every single tiny tragedy. I’m sad but I’m happy.
Tragic and timeless.
laugh out loud :D
The World’s Most Beautiful Libraries
“Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.” -Ray Bradbury
For centuries, books have housed the collective knowledge of the world and formed the foundations of educational institutions. Given that these objects contain such value, it only makes sense that throughout history people have constructed beautiful buildings to house them.
We put together a list of some of the most beautiful libraries as captured by Instagrammers around the world. For more photos from these architectural wonders, check out their linked location pages below.
- Stuttgart City Library, Stuttgart, Germany
- Trinity College Library, Dublin, Ireland
- Library of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt
- Real Gabinete Português de Leitura, Rio de Janiero, Brazil
- The Royal Danish Library, Copenhagen, Denmark
- George Peabody Library, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
- Kanazawa Umimirai Library, Kanazawa City, Japan
- New York Public Library, New York City, NY
The first photo reminds me of M.C. Escher
ambedo n. a kind of melacholic trance in which you become completely absorbed in vivid sensory details—raindrops skittering down a window, tall trees leaning in the wind, clouds of cream swirling in your coffee—which leads to a dawning awareness of the haunting fragility of life