22 August, 2014

Humor is an antidote to — or at least an analgesic for — a condition we’re all suffering from. I would call this condition clarity, not depression; humor and depression are two different, but not mutually exclusive, responses to it. I know we’re told to regard depression as a disease, its victims no different from people who succumb to cancer or diabetes. But because it’s a disease whose symptoms take the shape of ideas, it can get hard to parse out pathology from worldview. The Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert once told me that “there are people who have no delusions; they’re called clinically depressed.” Depression’s insights aren’t necessarily invalid; they’re just not helpful. Depression uses clarity as an instrument of torture; humor uses it as a setup. Comedy tells us, “But wait — that’s not the good part.” Depression condemns the world, and us, as hateful; laughter is a way of forgiving it, and ourselves, for being so.

— Tim Kreider on the death of Robin Williams (via austinkleon)

(via austinkleon)

21 August, 2014
wnderlst:

Dolomites, Italy | Danilo Di Giovanni

wnderlst:

Dolomites, Italy | Danilo Di Giovanni

21 August, 2014

(Source: tldrwikipedia, via merlin)

20 August, 2014
brookehatfield:

Important texts from @travisekmark

brookehatfield:

Important texts from @travisekmark

20 August, 2014
scottlava:

“I’m in an awful pickle. I’m king!”

scottlava:

I’m in an awful pickle. I’m king!”

19 August, 2014

(Source: Spotify)

18 August, 2014

Sissy Spacek in Badlands.

Sissy Spacek in Badlands.

(Source: nymphicnature)

17 August, 2014

Tougher than the Rest

17 August, 2014

Moon River - Petra Haden and Bill Frisell