Riverdale House, Lewisham
“The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this:
A human creature born abnormally, inhumanely sensitive.
To them… a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create — so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, their very breath is cut off… They must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency they are not really alive unless they are creating.”
~ Pearl Buck
(Cy Twombley’s desk)
An ‘anonymous’ woman in Gaziantep
Oliver Burkeman, author of the excellent The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking, explains a theory that likens creativity and originality to a Helsinki bus terminal.explore-blog)
(Source: , via explore-blog)
Somehow you’re beautiful even when you’re ugly, Margate.
I’ve submitted a new design to Threadless. If you love Sloths and Coffee as much as I do then perhaps you’ll vote for it (until 18th September ‘12). Thanks, enjoy!
Posturing boys and men, egging each other on to take the plunge.
- Decide you must.
- Develop deep respect
for feather, bone, claw.
- Place your trembling thumb
where the heart will be:
for one hundred hours watch
so you will know
where to put the first feather.
- Stay awake forever.
When the bird takes shape
gently pry open its beak
and whisper into it: mouse.
- Let it go.