Spiralling

RECLAIM YOUR SOUL!
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)

 

(via kushandwizdom)

(via tranquille96)

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.

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.

(via isgandar)

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

—― Erica Jong (via psych-quotes)

(via psych-quotes)

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)

(Source: uchinaguchi, via journalofanobody)

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)

(via pseudoconfidence)

sisterwolf:

Photograph of Goroo, Chief-Priest belonging to Sihk Regiment - Felice Beato, 1884
The National Archives UK

sisterwolf:

Photograph of Goroo, Chief-Priest belonging to Sihk Regiment - Felice Beato, 1884

The National Archives UK

(via quartz-bitch)

I and me.

I: “You know I would love to have some of your attributes and qualities.. Are there any of mine that you, in some untold circumstance in a slower parallel existence, would want in you?”

Me: “None.

Cafe in Iraq. 1909.

مقهى في العراق. ١٩٠٩.

Cafe in Iraq. 1909.

مقهى في العراق. ١٩٠٩.