Oh me! Oh life!

"and you may contribute a verse"

From Sacramento, August 2014


The high plains of Oregon. One of my favorite areas. 


The high plains of Oregon. One of my favorite areas. 

(via brukeisbrains)


La Gerbe (The Sheaf) ~ Henri Matisse


La Gerbe (The Sheaf) ~ Henri Matisse

Archie, Muriel, George, Ada / Ivymax
Watercolor, pen, September 2014
Mourning the end of summer / strawberry fields forever 🍓
watercolor/pen, September 2014


"Within each of us, ready to serve, is a good worker, one who delights in diligent and faithful labor. We might think we prefer leisure. We save and plan and dream of all the not working we would like to do, but a core part of us loves the steady rhythms of work. We love participating in creation, feeling the cells of body and brain fire up in unison with each other. We seek callings, and people with whom to do them, not because we want to keep running madly on the treadmill of ‘success’ but to offer the gift of ourselves and receive sustenance in return. This is a part of the abundant life.”

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this is everything for me, currently

“You are so good. So good, you’re always feeling so much. And sometimes it feels like you’re gonna bust wide open from all the feeling, don’t it? People like you are the best in the world, but you sure do suffer for it.”

—   Silas House, This is My Heart for You

(Source: larmoyante, via wild-tea-party)

She is something to behold, elegant and bold

She is electricity, running to my soul

And I could easily lose my mind, the way you kiss me will work each time

(Source: Spotify)

“And so the people who might have been expected to care most selflessly for the world have had their minds turned elsewhere -to a pursuit of “salvation” that was really only another form of gluttony and self-love, the desire to perpetuate their lives beyond the life of the world. The Heaven-bent have abused the earth thoughtlessly, by inattention, and their negligence has permitted and encouraged others to abuse it deliberately.”

—   Wendell Berry, The Art of the Commonplace

(Source: contrariansoul, via hislivingpoetry)


Valeriy Shibanov