pigeons and pomegranates.

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Italo Calvino was offered the 1985–1986 term of the prestigious Charles Eliot Norton Professorship of Poetry at Harvard. He died weeks before he was scheduled to deliver his lectures, but working on them, his wife recalls, was the obsession of his final months. 
Calvino’s manuscripts for the lectures, in which he looks back on “the millennium of the book” and peers forward into what the future might hold for “the expressive, cognitive, and imaginative possibilities” of language and literature, were his last legacy. 
Here is Calvino’s enduring wisdom from the first lecture, a magnificent meditation on lightness. 
Oct 20

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Italo Calvino was offered the 1985–1986 term of the prestigious Charles Eliot Norton Professorship of Poetry at Harvard. He died weeks before he was scheduled to deliver his lectures, but working on them, his wife recalls, was the obsession of his final months.

Calvino’s manuscripts for the lectures, in which he looks back on “the millennium of the book” and peers forward into what the future might hold for “the expressive, cognitive, and imaginative possibilities” of language and literature, were his last legacy. 

Here is Calvino’s enduring wisdom from the first lecture, a magnificent meditation on lightness

"I knew it wasn’t too important, but it made me sad anyway."

- J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye  (via thatkindofwoman)

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Oct 17
moschops911:

Portrait of a giraffe from François Levaillant’s 1795 book about Africa.
Oct 16

moschops911:

Portrait of a giraffe from François Levaillant’s 1795 book about Africa.

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manipulated:  Egon Schiele - Les amants 1909
Oct 15

tomb999999:

manipulated:  Egon Schiele - Les amants 1909

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artpropelled:

poppy seedheads 
Oct 15

artpropelled:

poppy seedheads 

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Oct 15

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Oct 15

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rubyetc:

universal truths 

Almost all the time this is 100% accurate
Oct 15

thesolitarygrape:

rubyetc:

universal truths 

Almost all the time this is 100% accurate

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Oct 4

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nyctaeus:

Molly Martin
Oct 4

nyctaeus:

Molly Martin

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Oct 4

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april-liu:

i saw these classy feet at a cafe today
Oct 4

april-liu:

i saw these classy feet at a cafe today

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Oct 4

itscolossal:

The Rose of Jericho [VIDEO] is a species of desert moss that has the amazing ability to ‘resurrect’ itself after bouts of extreme dehydration lasting months or even years. After just a few hours of exposure to moisture the plants burst to life, uncurling from a tight ball of dry leaves to a green flower-like shape. Videographer Sean Steininger shot this timelapse of several plants as he exposed them to water.

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simply-divine-creation:

Kelli Murray
Sep 27

simply-divine-creation:

Kelli Murray

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Sep 20

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