Truth from Camille Pissarro.
Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist master who has contributed quite a bit to my worldview. There is much to be said for adapting to change and doing good work.
Just in case you weren’t awake, here’s a reminder from Immortal Technique. If they run from the light, they’re probably doing so for a reason. Truth is like a lion.
Prez, as he was called, was one of the saxophonists in Count Basie’s orchestra. If you don’t know who Count Basie is, educate the mind. Prez was known for both introducing a relaxed, chilled out tone in his melodies and for spreading much of the 1940’s hipster sub-culture based jargon that a lot of slang in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s grew out of. You pick up what I’m laying down?
Miley said quite a few smart things in her interview with Rolling Stone. Check it out if you want some insight into the pop star that knows way more than Bieber, doesn’t care what you think, and gets advice from Kanye West. She comes across way more intelligently than I expected, and I have a new found respect for her outlook and performance.
Reminder that we must make our own light, especially these days.
Because she really and truly is. Some levity for your Manic Monday from r/quotesporn.
Einstein had a lot of great ones, but this one rarely got out as it’s not about physics or some big-ass bang.
Neil Gaiman represents the diversity of the inner world and throws it out onto the page better than most. This reminds of one of my favorite XKCD comics:
Coelho has done some good work in The Pilgrim & The Alchemist, but it’s flown under the radar because of the extreme metaphor involved in his writing. There’s a lot of truth in things that you don’t take only at face value. Our filters do quite a bit of the heavy lifting, as hinted at here.