The Littlest Aphid

Inner tranquility through daily aesthetic & understanding

Dreamy Monday evening music from CATE LE BON

Rather than letting our negativity get the better of us, we could acknowledge that right now we feel like a piece of shit and not be squeamish about taking a good look.
- From “When Things Fall Apart” by Pema Chodron

Patti Smith covers Rihanna’s “Stay”. 

Yup.

Angel Olsen ”Some Things Cosmic”

A Collection of Dancing Leaves by Yunfan Tan

"Looping the withering process and turning it into an endless dance, the leaves’ way of saying this isn’t goodbye… just we’ll do this again next year."

(Source: ianbrooks)

Blonde Redhead - “Spain”

via Nat Geo

"A primal heart still beats in Europe. Deep beneath the gloss of cell phone sophistication lie rituals that hark back to harvests and solstices and fear of the winter dark. Monsters loom in this shadowy heart, but so does the promise of spring’s rebirth and fertile crops and women cradling newborn babes. It turns out that Europe—at least pockets of it—has not lost its connection to nature’s rhythms.

That connection is rekindled during festivals that occur across the continent from the beginning of December until Easter. The celebrations correspond to Christian holidays, but the rituals themselves often predate Christianity. The roots are difficult to trace. Men—and until recently, it has almost always been men—don costumes that hide their faces and conceal their true forms. Then they take to the streets, where their disguises allow them to cross the line between human and animal, real and spiritual, civilization and wilderness, death and rebirth. ”

The fire of suffering becomes the light of counsciousness.
- Eckhart Tolle

David Foster Wallace

Stay hungry. Stay foolish.

James Blake “Retrograde”