Time is the substance of which I am made. Time is a river that sweeps me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that mangles me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire. The world, unfortunately, is real; I, fortunately, am not.
humanoidhistory:

From a 1927 astronomy textbook by John Charles Duncan.

humanoidhistory:

From a 1927 astronomy textbook by John Charles Duncan.

ghoulnextdoor:

Jason Holley - “Best Ideas of the Year”
ourtimeorg:

The American media—always on top of what’s important!

ourtimeorg:

The American media—always on top of what’s important!

kunst:

Rebirth of The Scientific Model by Katy_WiedemannThis independent study project was an exploration of human anatomy using traditional Renaissance painting techniques. This life size painting stands at seven feet tall and hangs several feet above the ground to create the illusion of a hovering, saint-like figure.

kunst:

Rebirth of The Scientific Model by Katy_Wiedemann
This independent study project was an exploration of human anatomy using traditional Renaissance painting techniques. This life size painting stands at seven feet tall and hangs several feet above the ground to create the illusion of a hovering, saint-like figure.

allmesopotamia:

The Epic Of Gilgamesh Should Be Hollywood’s Next BlockbusterRead more

Agree!

allmesopotamia:

The Epic Of Gilgamesh Should Be Hollywood’s Next Blockbuster
Read more
Agree!

cognitivedissonance:

sunflower-mama:

This is the most beautiful cat I’ve ever seen looks straight out of the warrior cat books ahhh it’s my favorite child books come to life let me love you

Your cute cat of the day

creese:

Tancho Koi and Water Lily - oil painting by Michael Creese

creese:

Tancho Koi and Water Lily - oil painting by Michael Creese

me most of the time: people are okay, I guess. like no one is 100% bad.
me after reading the comments section in any article, ever: this world can only be cleansed with fire.
i could spend the rest of my life on this poem and would fail to provide the attention it deserves, and that is why you are here

raisethecurve:

and this is why those we love leave us:
for asking so little, but for far too long.
that shallows fade from lips with ease;

that you are young and coasting free,
unlistening to comfort of voice behind,
unknowing that this is learning to sing.

and this is how we stem tides of tears:
with deliberate steps and steady song.
that promises lie where none believe;

that you are young and coasting free,
unlistening to caution of voice behind,
unknowing that this is learning to sing.

Give me your premonitions, give me your book, give me your prodigious memory,
give me the blue gaze from your dark eye, give me the devotion of your sleeping birds.
"
— Valerie Mejer, from “from the wave, the way,” trans. Forrest Gander (via proustitute)

wapiti3:

Natural History of Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Fish, Marine Life, Insects ; By Jonstonus, Joannes, 1603-1675 Bayer, Frederick M., Burndy Library, Godman, Frederick Du Cane, 1834-1919 Jonstonus, Joannes, 1603-1675 on Flickr.

Publication info Francofurti ad Moenum: Impensis haeredum Type: Meriani, MDCL-MDCLIII [1650-1653]
BHL Collections:
Smithsonian Libraries

ourtimeorg:

Agreed.

ourtimeorg:

Agreed.

jennifersmithart:

Visera Fiction I, II, III, 2014

Pen on Pergamenta paper

Made with no visual reference material, these pieces take reference from the memory and experience of drawing from real cadavers and specimens at the Gordon Museum of Pathology and dissection lab at Kings College, London- but are entirely imagined. They explore how a specific knowledge base informs making, and how these experiences create a unique aesthetic understanding.

nomadamsterdam:

Old postcards from Somalia. (x)

ancient-mesopotamia:

This head of a man comes from a figure in a procession of tribute-bearers. The turban on his head and the style of his hair and beard identify him as someone from the west of the empire, probably the Syrian coast or Turkey.
710-705 BCFrom the Palace of Sargon II,Khorsabad.Iraq.

ancient-mesopotamia:

This head of a man comes from a figure in a procession of tribute-bearers. The turban on his head and the style of his hair and beard identify him as someone from the west of the empire, probably the Syrian coast or Turkey.

710-705 BC
From the Palace of Sargon II,
Khorsabad.
Iraq.