Spiralling

RECLAIM YOUR SOUL!

Anonymous asked: Hey how are you? Hope you've been feeling better. My question is what are your favourite books? I've been looking for some recommendations and would appreciate some suggestions xx

Thanks for checking on me.. I’m very well, thank you.. Recommendations.. I’d say read anything you get your hands on, really.. Any reading is good.. As for my favourites, well, it’s not a terribly happy selection.. But I find these books life-affirming despite their titles suggesting otherwise.. Will The Circle Be Unbroken: Reflections on Death and Dignity by Studs Terkel.. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath.. If you want something a little light-hearted but still engaging and fun, I suggest you pick up Alif The Unseen by G. Willow Wilson.. If you want more, ask again.. I’m quite chuffed that someone out there thinks my literary opinions are worthy of enquiry, so thank you. :)

The US Embassy in 1950s Baghdad, Iraq.

The US Embassy in 1950s Baghdad, Iraq.

Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it inflames the great.

—Roger de Bussy-Rabutin  (via missfolly)

Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia. You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you’ll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.

—John Green, Looking for Alaska (via hqlines)

 

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Antoin Sevruguin, Blue Mosque, Tabriz, Iran, c.1890-1900.
The Blue Mosque was built in 1465 under the orders of Jahan Shah, the ruler of the Qara Qoyunlu (also known as the Black Sheep Turkomans) from 1438-1467. The mosque was severely damaged in an earthquake in 1779, but reconstruction did not begin until 1973.

touba:

Antoin Sevruguin, Blue Mosque, Tabriz, Iran, c.1890-1900.

The Blue Mosque was built in 1465 under the orders of Jahan Shah, the ruler of the Qara Qoyunlu (also known as the Black Sheep Turkomans) from 1438-1467. The mosque was severely damaged in an earthquake in 1779, but reconstruction did not begin until 1973.

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the body is wiser than its inhabitants. the body is the soul. the body is god’s messenger.

—― Erica Jong (via psych-quotes)

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There was no past, no future; merely the moment in its ring of light, and our bodies; and the inevitable climax, the ecstasy.

Virginia WoolfThe Waves (194)

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Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.

—William Arthur Ward (via quotes-shape-us)

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