Ramblings of an Impatient Mystic

laclefdescoeurs:

Moonlight, 1894, Alfred Stevens

laclefdescoeurs:

Moonlight, 1894, Alfred Stevens

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ihavealotoffeelings:

I would just like to give Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor, and the rest of the Night Vale crew sincere thanks for the fact that I no longer think to myself “I have library science homework to do”, but rather “I have secret evils and dark magicks to practice”.

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lighttheflame:

m4zlum:

The 82 year old Khalil walked 3 days to save his grandson from IS/ISIS. They only have each other now.

My heart hurts for the world. For Ferguson. For Iraq, For Syria. For all other countries and all cities and towns. What will it take for humanity to learn?

lighttheflame:

m4zlum:

The 82 year old Khalil walked 3 days to save his grandson from IS/ISIS. They only have each other now.

My heart hurts for the world. For Ferguson. For Iraq, For Syria. For all other countries and all cities and towns. What will it take for humanity to learn?

It makes me wish that I was an on campus student when I get emails like this:

 Bonus [for taking this class!]:

Food – candy is a staple item in room 112; we do the occasional ice cream run during breaks and have been known to have end of semester pizza parties.

dick-of-saint-vick:

malakhgabriel:

The police raided a church because they believed that the church was offering hospitality. The police raided a church because giving people a place to rest is against the law. The police raided a church because caring for people goes against the aims of empire and must be stopped.
You cannot serve the United States and the Kingdom of God. You cannot honor a badge and the cross. You cannot love the state and your neighbor.

locusimperium, you were saying something about wanting to know how Ferguson organizes? I think we’ve found part of an answer.

dick-of-saint-vick:

malakhgabriel:

The police raided a church because they believed that the church was offering hospitality. The police raided a church because giving people a place to rest is against the law. The police raided a church because caring for people goes against the aims of empire and must be stopped.

You cannot serve the United States and the Kingdom of God. You cannot honor a badge and the cross. You cannot love the state and your neighbor.

locusimperium, you were saying something about wanting to know how Ferguson organizes? I think we’ve found part of an answer.

(Source: twitter.com)

The good news: I heard back from my advisor, and the prof who is teaching my class. That is all good to go for this semester.

The bad?

I am locked out of my undergrad email account which is my firstnamelastname@school.edu which I use for professional contacts, like health insurance, banking and job hunting. And I can’t figure out who to contact to reset it…

“the abandoned stories
still living in your chest
are begging to be free”
— Ijeoma Umebinyuo (via theijeoma)

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blueeyedennis:

Greeting his visitors, today, Pope Francis singled out a French couple and their six children who travelled on foot to Rome on a pilgrimage with two donkeys.
 “They didn’t let the donkeys inside?” he asked them. 
The animals were outside, tied to scaffolding on a Vatican building.
Photo courtesy of www.photos.va — at Citta Del Vaticano.

blueeyedennis:

Greeting his visitors, today, Pope Francis singled out a French couple and their six children who travelled on foot to Rome on a pilgrimage with two donkeys.

“They didn’t let the donkeys inside?” he asked them.

The animals were outside, tied to scaffolding on a Vatican building.

Photo courtesy of www.photos.va — at Citta Del Vaticano.

mapsontheweb:

Europe as it should be. Map of Europe by ethnic and language criteria .
From L. P. Benezet’s book “The World War and What Was Behind It”, available on Gutemberg Project.

mapsontheweb:

Europe as it should be. Map of Europe by ethnic and language criteria .

From L. P. Benezet’s book “The World War and What Was Behind It”, available on Gutemberg Project.

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uispeccoll:

Miniature Monday!

Today’s Miniature Monday is a book that contains a single leaf from a 1780 Newbery Bible, one of the smallest Thumb Bibles.  125 copies of the leaf book were printed in 1980 by William Cheney for Dawson’s Bookshop and it contains an essay on the history of the Newbery Thumb Bible by Ruth Adomeit.  At the University of Iowa, it is part of the Charlotte Smith Collection of Miniature Books.

In the early 20th century in particular it was popular to cut up famous historic books into individual leaves, commission an essay to be written to go along with it about the book or the printer, and sell the book leaf by leaf.  This controversial practice distributes examples of famous books from history so that more people around the world can study and learn from them.  Our “Noble Fragment" leaf from one of Johann Gutenberg’s Bibles is frequently called up to study the ink and paper.  However, the context, binding, sewing, gathering, pagination, collation, and other aspects of the book as a whole are destroyed in the cutting.    

Read more about Leaf Books from Fine Books Magazine.

See all of our Miniature Monday posts.

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metaphorformetaphor:

In Memory of Samīħ al-Qāsim
(May 11, 1939 - August 19, 2014)
The day I’m killed my killer will find tickets in my pockets: One to peace, one to fields and the rain, and one to humanity’s conscience.
I beg you—please don’t waste them. I beg you, you who kill me: Go.
—Samīħ al-Qāsim, “Tickets,” Sadder Than Water: Selected Poems ( Ibis Editions, 2006)

metaphorformetaphor:

In Memory of Samīħ al-Qāsim

(May 11, 1939 - August 19, 2014)

The day I’m killed
my killer will find
tickets in my pockets:
One to peace,
one to fields and the rain,
and one
to humanity’s conscience.

I beg you—please don’t waste them.
I beg you, you who kill me: Go.

Samīħ al-Qāsim, “Tickets,” Sadder Than Water: Selected Poems ( Ibis Editions, 2006)

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