what my mind loves, really.
“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery - celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from - it’s where you take them to.”
— Jim Jarmusch
So, peep the archive for maximum climax. and please, check out my other tumblrs. i have one for quotes, one for immortal & legendary photos of the people i adore, one for politics, art, food, film, tv. i think often about whether i could integrate all of my passions into one blog, website, or tumblr page so that it would represent the whole me instead of a part. this part, musevault, is a look into my love of nature and travel.
~ INFP personality type (appropriately referred to as ‘the dreamer’ or ‘the idealist’). If you want to find your own type, look up ‘jungian personality test’ on google. it’s quite fun, fascinating and accurate. Aquarius. Humanist. Pansexual. Existentialist. Open-minded lover of nature, photography, good conversation, coffee, art, cinema, personal growth and crazy wisdom (the book by wes ‘scoop’ nisker which is about combining of all of the world’s religions and philosophies, their BEST parts, to create a positive, all encompassing understanding of life and humanity)
I LIVE FOR:
~ a chance to make a difference
~ a good book (think anais nin, rilke, bukowski, kerouac, fante, safran-foer, krauss, hughes, miller, vonnegut, voltaire, proust, sartre, emerson, thoreau, bradbury, wilde, murakami, eggers, dostoevsky, camus, kafka, rakoff, bellow, cortazar, hesse, mccullers, wiesel, steinbeck and david foster wallace.)
~ sweet, long, ever-evolving philosophical conversations with people who teach me, without knowing, to be better and to give better.
~ passing it forward
~ intrinsically motivated.
~ inspired by altruism, intelligence and most of all,
I BELIEVE: that you should try to give to the world what you see missing from it.
“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.” - f scott fitzgerald
WHO I’D LIKE TO MEET:
“It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing. It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for the adventure of being alive. It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life’s betrayals or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain! I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it or fade it, or fix it. I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own, if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, to be realistic, to remember the limitations of being human.”
— Oriah Mountain Dreamer