Creating a life that reflects your values and satisfies your soul is a rare achievement. In a culture that relentlessly promotes avarice and excess as the good life, a person happy doing his own work is usually considered an eccentric, if not a subversive. Ambition is only understood if it’s to rise to the top of some imaginary ladder of success. Someone who takes an undemanding job because it affords him the time to pursue other interests and activities is considered a flake. A person who abandons a career in order to stay home and raise children is considered not to be living up to his potential-as if a job title and salary are the sole measure of human worth. You’ll be told in a hundred ways, some subtle and some not, to keep climbing, and never be satisfied with where you are, who you are, and what you’re doing. There are a million ways to sell yourself out, and I guarantee you’ll hear about them.
- Bill Watterson (via mikekarnell)
New Orleans Nightscapes I (part 1) by Frank Relle
I bitch and I moan but, baby, it’s home.
Louis Ck - What you get with a basic life.
for being a curmudgeon Louis CK does a good job of reminding you how good life is
Game of Thrones || 02x10 || 03x03 || 03x06 || 03x08
Do not ignore it. Fuck it. Cry your heart out.
- Charles Bukowski, Selected Letters (Vol. 4)
Abandoned Amusement Park in New Orleans