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Art, be it poetry, music, sculpture, puppetry—the whole of it, inspires change on a personal level rather than a global one. This is important because the individual is the whole. The creation of art argues that people are connected, ideas are connected, the past and future are connected by this moment. Meanwhile, exploitation of the poor, drone strikes that kill hundreds of children, slavery, genocide, land theft—these are all acts that depend upon convincing large groups of usually well-meaning people that “they are not us.” Dean Young once said, “The highest accomplishment of the human consciousness is the imagination, and the highest accomplishment of the imagination is empathy.” Poetry, along with every other art, is a tool for teaching and expanding empathy. Violence and injustice cannot endure empathy.

A NORMAL INTERVIEW WITH JAMAAL MAY | The Normal School: A Literary Magazine (via jslr)

Jamaal May is one of many heroes that I look to for inspiration

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I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.
Vincent Van Gogh

opalesent:

I want 0 responsibilities and a lot of lingerie

panda-valentine:

Just a bunny licking a window. You know how it goes.

panda-valentine:

Just a bunny licking a window. You know how it goes.

wolvensnothere:

thetalkingleadstotouching:

I’m walking everywhere like this from now on.

I miss Daria, so much.

ribbu:

there’s a special place in hell reserved just for me

it’s called the throne

ivyblossom:

All other typos can go home. This one wins.

ivyblossom:

All other typos can go home. This one wins.

outsidewarmafghans:

finally stopped to photograph my favorite tableau in all of new hampshire

outsidewarmafghans:

finally stopped to photograph my favorite tableau in all of new hampshire