Yesterday, I ate a pomegranate
with my bare hands.
One of the seeds
had a perfect
wound, spitting red juice
up my arm.
For a moment,
I could understand
the grace in monsters.
(Source: ratmessiah)Via Things She Loves
At least once every human should have to run for his life, to teach him that milk does not come from supermarkets, that safety does not come from policemen, that ‘news’ is not something that happens to other people. He might learn how his ancestors lived and that he himself is no different—in the crunch his life depends on his agility, alertness, and personal resourcefulness.– Robert Heinlein (via nathanielstuart) Via Bill Ellsworth
When a man is a thief, and an honest woman loves him, either she becomes a thief or he becomes an honest man.– Honore de Balzac, Esther Happy (via atelierellsworth)
(Source: talesofpassingtime)Via Bill Ellsworth
Jules-Joseph Benjamin-Constant (French, 1845-1902), “Reclining Odalisque”.