love your city

hero status
October 31, 2011, 03:13
Filed under: floetry, trill

this is yiorgos. he lives in skafi, crete.
well, he has some animals.
he goes about his daily activities in complete solitude, save for the few people who roll through in the summertime. obviously intensely compelled to go and see him and learn everything. unbelievably beautiful photos of him

if you do not first lighten yourself and your soul of the weight of your burdens, moving about will only increase their pressure on you, as a ship’s cargo is less troublesome when lashed in place. you do more harm than good to a patient by moving him about: you shake his illness down into the sack, just as you drive stakes in by pulling and waggling them about. that is why it is not enough to withdraw from the mob, not enough to go to another place: we have to withdraw from such attributes of the mob as are within us. it is our own self we have to isolate and take back into possession.

we must unknot these bonds and, from this day forth, love this or that but marry nothing but ourselves. that is to say, let the rest be ours, but not so glued and joined to us that it cannot be pulled off without tearing away a piece of ourselves, skin and all. the greatest thing in the world is to know how to live to yourself.
michel de montaigne, on solitude   


the hopeless stay hopeful
October 30, 2011, 02:33
Filed under: trill


3000 people at the science museum in london were polled on what they couldn’t live without.  it would be fascinating to repeat this experiment all over the world…

1. Sunshine
2. Internet connection
3. Clean drinking water
4. Fridge
5. Facebook
6. NHS
7. Cooker
8. Email
9. Flushing toilet
10. Mobile phone / smartphone
11. Tea and Coffee
12. Washing machine
13. Shower
14. Central heating
15. Painkillers
16. Fresh vegetables
17. Vacuum Cleaner
18. Kettle
19. Sofa
20. Shoes
21. Fresh fruit
22. Google
23. Car
24. Hair straighteners
25. Public transport
26. Laptop
27. Chocolate
28. DVD Player
29. Wristwatch
30. Make-up
31. Flat screen TV
32. Wedding ring
33. Tumble dryer
34. Bottled water
35. Ebay
36. Bicycle
37. Ipod
38. Air conditioning
39. Disposable nappies
40. Light bulbs
41. Spell-check
42. Sat Nav
43. Push-up bra
44. Nintendo Wii
45. iPad
46. Gym Membership
47. Season Ticket to your football club
48. Freezer
49. Xbox
50. Twitter

tarot of the bohemians
October 24, 2011, 14:59
Filed under: moments

love your marseille.
color photos can be seen here.