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cartwheelgalaxy:

You know when you adore something so much that you can’t even find a way to express it aptly enough? Yeah… That’s how I feel about Meg Hitchcock’s incredible text art.

From her artist’s statement:

In my text work I examine and dissect the word of God by cutting letters from holy books. I deconstruct a text letter by letter, and reassemble it to form another sacred writing. The Koran is turned into the Bible, the Bible is morphed into the Bhagavad Gita, the Torah becomes a Tantric text, and so on. By eliminating punctuation and spaces between words, I discourage a literal reading of the text to reveal the common spiritual thread that weaves through all sacred writings.
apoetreflects
But why do we
always want to grow, to climb uphill
from one to a thousand, when the downward path—
from one to zero—is faster and sweeter? Life
itself is the example—it rushes headlong
into ash, it destroys everything in its way:
first it gnaws through the umbilical cord,
then tears up plants and birds into shreds,
and our heart beats inside us like a greedy hoof,
till it smashes through our chest … And the poet,
who breaks up his thoughts into sounds? Or
the maiden, who prays for the blow of a man’s love?
Everything […] is destruction. And
the faster it is, the sweeter, the sweeter …
Tremens, Act I, Scene I of The Tragedy of Mr. Morn by Vladimir Nabokov (via apoetreflects)
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killbenedictcumberbatch:

cutebmo:

doublehamburgerjack:

frantzfandom:

deux-zero-deux:

wtf-fun-factss:

Traces of coca and nicotine found in Egyptian mummies - WTF fun facts

well DUH. a lot of historians are still trying to process the fact that ancient egyptians knew how to build boats, which is ridiculous. why would they not be seafarers and explorers?

this is not new or surprising information at all. it pretty much day one of any african-american studies course.
the egyptians knew that if they put their boats in front of the summer storm winds it’d blow them right across the sea to the Americas and they shared that with the greeks.

It’s really hard for people to understand that everyone had boats, exploration, and trade interactions without the same level of murder, colonization, and violence that the Europeans did. It’s really hard for people to get that.

ITS EVEN IN TEXTBOOKS THAT NONWHITE PEOPLES TRAVELLED AND EXPLORED, THEY JUST DIDNT HAVE THE NEED TO BE TERRITORIAL AND SLAUGHTER EVERYONE AND STEAL THE LAND FROM THEIR CLUTCHES

brown people do something white people do. white peopel cant believe this

killbenedictcumberbatch:

cutebmo:

doublehamburgerjack:

frantzfandom:

deux-zero-deux:

wtf-fun-factss:

Traces of coca and nicotine found in Egyptian mummies - WTF fun facts

well DUH. a lot of historians are still trying to process the fact that ancient egyptians knew how to build boats, which is ridiculous. why would they not be seafarers and explorers?

this is not new or surprising information at all. it pretty much day one of any african-american studies course.

the egyptians knew that if they put their boats in front of the summer storm winds it’d blow them right across the sea to the Americas and they shared that with the greeks.

It’s really hard for people to understand that everyone had boats, exploration, and trade interactions without the same level of murder, colonization, and violence that the Europeans did. It’s really hard for people to get that.

ITS EVEN IN TEXTBOOKS THAT NONWHITE PEOPLES TRAVELLED AND EXPLORED, THEY JUST DIDNT HAVE THE NEED TO BE TERRITORIAL AND SLAUGHTER EVERYONE AND STEAL THE LAND FROM THEIR CLUTCHES

brown people do something white people do. white peopel cant believe this