On the Unspeakable

Film is like poetry. I needed to heal my interior child. I suffered in that town. I wanted to go back and conquer that town. And I wanted to bring that child back, and to change my past. I came there to speak with myself. I shot this scene in the place where I wanted to commit suicide—in the same rocks. That scene is complete improvisation. I was in a trance. The boy was incredible. It is completely real. I really tried to kill myself. Why I didn’t kill myself? Because something made me not do it. I travel in time to save myself. I created a relationship between myself and my interior child.

Dungeons & Dragons Has Influenced a Generation of Writers

savage-america:

This piece strikes a chord. Though I haven’t played seriously since high school, Dungeons & Dragons and other tabletop RPGs have had a tremendous influence on my life, my interests, how I see the world. I can totally trace my interest in anthropology and history back (in part) to creating intricate and believable alien cultures and religions for games.

pappubahry:

Saturn’s moon Enceladus is held in the centre of the frame, its polar geysers visibly sending water out to the left.  Tethys moves behind it.  Photographed by Cassini, 6 June 2006.

pappubahry:

Saturn’s moon Enceladus is held in the centre of the frame, its polar geysers visibly sending water out to the left.  Tethys moves behind it.  Photographed by Cassini, 6 June 2006.

(via infinity-imagined)

Some periods of our growth are so confusing that we don’t even recognize that growth is happening. We may feel hostile or angry or weepy and hysterical, or we may feel depressed. It would never occur to us, unless we stumbled on a book or a person who explained to us, that we were in fact in the process of change, of actually becoming larger, spiritually, than we were before. Whenever we grow, we tend to feel it, as a young seed must feel the weight and inertia of the earth as it seeks to break out of its shell on its way to becoming a plant. Often the feeling is anything but pleasant. But what is most unpleasant is the not knowing what is happening. Those long periods when something inside ourselves seems to be waiting, holding its breath, unsure about what the next step should be, eventually become the periods we wait for, for it is in those periods that we realize that we are being prepared for the next phase of our life and that, in all probability, a new level of the personality is about to be revealed.

—Alice Walker (Living By The Word)

(Source: iamcharliesangel, via thebookofvance)