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Pocket book, covered in embroidered satin, 19th century. France. Via Cooper Hewitt

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Louis Prima with Sam Butera and The Witnesses - Jump, Jive, an’ Wail  (1956)
Louis Prima
from: ‘'Louis Prima: Capitol Collectors Series
         (Compilation Album)

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Jul 22, 2014 / 1,424 notes

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The Boxer (Simon & Garfunkel Cover) - Mumford & Sons

All night, for a good night.

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"That we go numb along the way is to be expected. Even the bravest among us, who give their lives to care for others, go numb with fatigue, when the heart can take in no more, when we need time to digest all we meet. Overloaded and overwhelmed, we start to pull back from the world, so we can internalize what the world keeps giving us. Perhaps the noblest private act is the unheralded effort to return: to open our hearts once they’ve closed, to open our souls once they’ve shied away, to soften our minds once they’ve been hardened by the storms of our day.”―Mark Nepo, “Hearing the Cries of the World” from our summer 2013 issue (which happened to be our 150th issue of Parabola.
Read Nepo’s essay here.
Photography Credit: Fernando Lemos
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Jul 22, 2014 / 221 notes

crashinglybeautiful:

"That we go numb along the way is to be expected. Even the bravest among us, who give their lives to care for others, go numb with fatigue, when the heart can take in no more, when we need time to digest all we meet. Overloaded and overwhelmed, we start to pull back from the world, so we can internalize what the world keeps giving us. Perhaps the noblest private act is the unheralded effort to return: to open our hearts once they’ve closed, to open our souls once they’ve shied away, to soften our minds once they’ve been hardened by the storms of our day.”

―Mark Nepo, “Hearing the Cries of the World” from our summer 2013 issue (which happened to be our 150th issue of Parabola.

Read Nepo’s essay here.

Photography Credit: Fernando Lemos

via: parabola-magazine.

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12r, 64r, 101r, & 158v

Gospels, MS 640, Morgan Library

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Biblia Latina. Mainz: Johann Gutenberg, ca. 1454.

Harry Elkins Widener Collection

Houghton Library, Harvard University

Three pages from the Houghton Library copy of the Gutenberg Bible, the first book printed from moveable type.

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I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a half ago. Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you. Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant. You alone have brought me to Bath. For you alone, I think and plan. Have you not seen this? Can you fail to have understood my wishes? I had not waited even these ten days, could I have read your feelings, as I think you must have penetrated mine. I can hardly write. I am every instant hearing something which overpowers me. You sink your voice, but I can distinguish the tones of that voice when they would be lost on others. Too good, too excellent creature! You do us justice, indeed. You do believe that there is true attachment and constancy among men. Believe it to be most fervent, most undeviating, in F. W.

I must go, uncertain of my fate; but I shall return hither, or follow your party, as soon as possible. A word, a look, will be enough to decide whether I enter your father’s house this evening or never.

Jane Austen, Persuasion (via observando)

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