Malcontent Mama

"happiness and harmony..."

I want to live so densely, lush and slow in the next few years, that a year becomes ten years, and my past becomes only a page in the book of my life.

—Nayyirah Waheed (via anewknot)

(Source: thesoutherly, via anewknot)

centuriespast:

Painting. A Wisdom Scroll. Tibetan Lamaism has two forms, an outer one known to all Tibetans and an inner one known only to specially trained adepts. This banner belongs to the latter. At the top is a small figure of the Lord of Wisdom, Manjusri. The goddess in the center shares some of his attributes, the sword to combat ignorance and the book(the sheaf of pages in her lap). She is sitting on and crushing the symbol of ignorance. The four goddesses accompanying her are equal in rank and power. The lesser dancing goddesses around the central part belong to a group known as dakini. A mystic wealth-goddess of the dakini type occupies the bottom center, and wealth symbols, offerings to the goddesses decorate the bottom of the painting. Only a very few of the lamas would know what this painting was about, and they would not be allowed to discuss it with anyone who did not also belong to the inner group of wise lamas. 

Tibetan

Penn Museum

historiful:


“Do not be so bloody vulnerable. To hell with God damned “L’Amour.” It always causes far more trouble than it is worth. Don’t run after it. Don’t court it. Keep it waiting off stage until you’re good and ready for it and even then treat it with the suspicious disdain that it deserves […] I am sick to death of you waiting about in empty houses and apartments with your ears strained for the telephone to ring. Snap out of it, girl! [Living] does not consist of staring in at other people’s windows and waiting for crumbs to be thrown to you. You’ve carried on this hole in corner, overcharged, romantic, unrealistic nonsense long enough…”
-Noël Coward, in a letter to Marlene Dietrich, c. 1956.

Actress Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992), in Morocco, 1930. 

historiful:

Do not be so bloody vulnerable. To hell with God damned “L’Amour.” It always causes far more trouble than it is worth. Don’t run after it. Don’t court it. Keep it waiting off stage until you’re good and ready for it and even then treat it with the suspicious disdain that it deserves […] I am sick to death of you waiting about in empty houses and apartments with your ears strained for the telephone to ring. Snap out of it, girl! [Living] does not consist of staring in at other people’s windows and waiting for crumbs to be thrown to you. You’ve carried on this hole in corner, overcharged, romantic, unrealistic nonsense long enough…”

-Noël Coward, in a letter to Marlene Dietrich, c. 1956.

Actress Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992), in Morocco, 1930. 


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"She was indeed a girl of exquisite beauty. She was one of the languid women made of dark honey smooth and sweet and terrible sticky." — Patrick Süskind

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