the unreachable barrier between I and not-I

You darkness, that I come from,
I love you more than all the fires
that fence in the world,
for the fire makes
a circle of light for everyone,
and then no one outside learns of you.

But the darkness pulls in everything:
shapes and fires, animals and myself,
how easily it gathers them! —
powers and people —
and it is possible a great energy
is moving near me.

I have faith in nights.

—Rainer Maria Rilke, from The Book of Hours (via justanotherline)

(via verbosehagiography)

cosmicpebble:

Marshall McLuhan - The World is a Global Village (CBC TV)

A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions—as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.

—― Friedrich Nietzsche (via psych-quotes)

For after all,
the best thing one can do
when it is raining
is let it rain.

—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, excerpt from “The Poet’s Tale” (via teenager90s)

Try to learn to let what is unfair teach you

—David Foster Wallace