A German cartoon from 1914 showing the lay of the political land as seen from the German perspective at the outbreak of World War One. As the text below the picture states, Germany and the Austro-Hungary Empire defend “blows from all sides”, particularly from the east in the form of a huge snarling Russian face.
Learn more, and see another similar map of a very different Europe in 1870, in our post here: http://bit.ly/Mv6CnX
The image is from a fantastic new project from Europeana just launched today - “Europeana, 1914-18” - which is marking 100 years since the outbreak of WW1 with a remarkable pan-European pooling of material, from both individuals and institutions, relating to the “Great War” -http://bit.ly/1eg7syC
You really do need to lose the coat.
“Why worry? Each one of us is carrying an unlicensed nuclear accelerator on his back.”
Atomic Liquors Las Vegas 11-03-12
You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting
over and over announcing your places
in the family of things.
Rick Amor: The Ante Room (1993)
Men travel faster now, but I do not know if they go to better things.
—Willa Cather, Death Comes for the Archbishop (via deadpoetsea)
Spiritualized - Always Together With You (The Bridge Song)
Part of the Space Project compilation out on Record Store Day wherein artists incorporate sound recordings of various planets and other celestial bodies.
This song is based on sounds of Neptune.
He became frightened of flowers because they grew so slowly that he couldn’t tell what they planned to do.
—Michael Ondaatje, The Collected Works of Billy the Kid (via oust)