“There is a feedback loop of recrimination playing in the streets of Ferguson. With the thinnest of rationales, the police here responded to community anger in the self-justifying language of force, under circumstances that call for a more humane tongue.”
In his discourse in the Symposium, Aristophanes says that lovers do not know what they really want from each other. From the search for what is more than their pleasure, it is obvious that the souls of both are thirsting for something other than amorous pleasure. But the heart cannot express this “other” thing, “it has only a vague perception of what it truly wants and wonders about it as an enigma”. 
-Joseph Ratzinger,  "The Feeling of Things, the Contemplation of Beauty"https://www.readability.com/articles/mspmtbz3

In his discourse in the Symposium, Aristophanes says that lovers do not know what they really want from each other. From the search for what is more than their pleasure, it is obvious that the souls of both are thirsting for something other than amorous pleasure. But the heart cannot express this “other” thing, “it has only a vague perception of what it truly wants and wonders about it as an enigma”.

-Joseph Ratzinger,  "The Feeling of Things, the Contemplation of Beauty"
https://www.readability.com/articles/mspmtbz3

True knowledge is being struck by the arrow of Beauty that wounds man, moved by reality, “how it is Christ himself who is present and in an ineffable way disposes and forms the souls of men” 

Pope Benedict XVI (then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger)
“The Feeling of Things, the Contemplation of Beauty”

True knowledge is being struck by the arrow of Beauty that wounds man, moved by reality, “how it is Christ himself who is present and in an ineffable way disposes and forms the souls of men”

Pope Benedict XVI (then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger)
“The Feeling of Things, the Contemplation of Beauty”

giganticsky:

The Many Messages of Andre 3000
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The Many Messages of Andre 3000
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The Many Messages of Andre 3000
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The Many Messages of Andre 3000
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The Many Messages of Andre 3000
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The Many Messages of Andre 3000
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The Many Messages of Andre 3000
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The Many Messages of Andre 3000
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The Many Messages of Andre 3000
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The Many Messages of Andre 3000

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The Many Messages of Andre 3000

(via openmicmusic)

“On the whole, art should not be explained; it must be experienced. But by means of words it is possible to help others to experience it…”
— Steen Eiler Rasmussen, Experiencing Architecture (MIT Press, 1964). (via caravaggista)

France, which opposed the Iraqi invasion, is now welcoming any of the estimated 60,000 christian refugees fleeing violence in Iraq. The violence which France clearly worked to prevent from the onset.

Meanwhile, the US is taking absolutely no notice of it’s obvious, objective, and historically indisputable involvement in creating the violent climate that exists in Central America and is scrambling to deport the 60,000 children already within it’s borders seeking refuge.

http://www.france24.com/en/20140728-france-iraq-support-christians-mosul-notre-dame-paris-rally-asylum/

"Brother don’t grow up….
Just hope that age does not erase all that you’ve seen
Don’t let bitterness become you
Your only hopes are within you.”

James Marcus Haney traveled to Seattle to shoot a music video featured his younger brother and friends. What he captured was the collision of destructive and creative forces churning within us at the edge of adulthood. Shortly after he began filming, a campus shooting occurred. Paul Lee, who died in the shooting, was a dorm mate of James’ younger brother.

“The blood of martyrs is the seed of the Church,” says Sister Henid Haddad, 48, from Lebanon. “We derive our strength in the resurrection of Christ. Those who bark like dogs don’t scare us.”

dunkofdeath:

Flashback to LeBron’s first regular season dunk in the NBA… (October 29, 2003)

[Image via NBA TV + video]