In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for...– Buddha (via reluctantbuddha)
Nothing will work unless you do.– Maya Angelou (via reluctantbuddha)
The love that lasts the longest is the love that is never returned.– William Somerset Maugham (via reluctantbuddha)
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XV (52) Drake (38) Gucci Mane (37) Playboy Tre (32) Print (30) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
AH: yo this cam is a fool
me: ehhhhh I got mixed feelings
some really great moments though
me: spend the night
the song, not an invitation
Trampled - Nesby Phips Another one from The...
25 and Over
5oh7: Sars’s awesome essay on Things you can’t do after you turn 25: Past the quarter-century mark, you see, certain actions, attitudes, and behaviors will simply no longer do, and while it might seem unpleasant to feign a maturity and solicitousness towards others that you may not genuinely feel, it is not only appreciated by others but necessary for your continued survival.
There is a place to stand where you can see so many lights you forget you are...– Naomi Shihab Nye excerpt from Spruce Street, Berkeley (in Yellow Glove, 1986)
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Stanza (99) Nesby Phips (72) Dj Klever (45) Cam’ron (41) J. Cole (32) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
The Day of The Sun
Arriving early at the limit of understanding, I managed to find a good seat, and settled in with the others, who were fanning away the heat with their programs full of blank pages. The orchestra was in place, and soon the show started. First, deep space rose high and flooded the stage, immersing all the spots where our thoughts could have fixed if our minds had thoughts. Which they...
why r u- amerie
Real N***a - Stanza (from Name This Album, 2006) ...
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Nesby Phips (152) Nes Phips (32) Dom Kennedy (31) Kenna (29) Dj Klever (21) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Brasco - Baaaby produced by Nesby Phips from The...
Kanye West f. Young Jeezy - Amazing directed by Hype Williams
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you...– Lao Tzu
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In Blackwater Woods
by Mary Oliver Look, the trees are turning their own bodies into pillars of light, are giving off the rich fragrance of cinnamon and fulfillment, the long tapers of cattails are bursting and floating away over the blue shoulders of the ponds, and every pond, no matter what its name is, is nameless now. Every year everything I have ever learned in my lifetime leads back to...
I am your friend and my love for you goes deep. There is nothing I can give you...– Fra Giovanni Giocondo
We construct ourselves through behavior.– David Brooks - “Genius: The Modern View” The New York Times - May 1, 2009