7. "You will learn that sometimes human beings have to just sit in one place and, like, HURT. That you will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do. That there is such a thing as raw, unalloyed, agendaless kindness. That it is possible to fall asleep during an anxiety attack."
    — David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest (via avvfvl)

    (Source: allmymetaphors, via loveyourchaos)

  8. explore-blog:

    A visualization of the 100 longest online discussions on Wikipedia articles up for deletion, found in Manuel Lima’s fantastic Book of Trees – an 800-year history of visualizing information in symbolic diagrams:

    These discussions last for at least seven days, until consensus is reached on which of a series of proposed actions (such as keep, merge, rename, or delete) should be performed on a page. Starting from a common root, this visualization maps each of the 100 articles as an individual branch, with color segments and shape determined by the sequence of ‘keep’ (green) and ‘delete’ (purple) votes. The final arch of each branch indicates the voting results, bending toward either left (keep) or to the right (delete).

    See more here.


  10. "

    The Street to the Establishment

    You’re the old. I’m the new
    I’m the multi. You’re the few
    You’re the gained, the attained,
    the begun, the become,
    the prize that’s been won
    the picked from the which.
    You’re part of the mural on the wall.
    the spire that cannot fall.
    I’m the aborted.
    I’m the itch.

    — Helene Johnson
  11. thekittencovers:

    Purr Division - Unknown Whiskers