Johnny Cash - Hurt (originally by Nine Inch Nails)
What have I become?
My sweetest friend.
Every one I know, goes away in the end.
And you could have it all, my empire of dirt.
I will let you down, I will make you hurt.
Art nouveau flower shop, Brussels
But when the walls came down, the shit got real.
Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belonging to a man - a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virle. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chastity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus - they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramaic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chastity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched.
Monica Sjoo, The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth (via thewaking)
Literally the most important thing you will read today.
Outtake photos for Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” album, 1977.
All I want to do is toke and drink a fifth, you call it a joke, I call it a gift.
Vivian Maier: A pair of pigeons feeding, New York, NY, not dated.
heteroshreksual said: make a playlist from my name!!!!
A: A Rose For Emily - The Zombies
V: Valerie - Amy Winehouse
E: Enchanted - Stevie Nicks
R: Rebel Rebel - David Bowie
Y: You Girl - Sissy and the Blisters
This was fun, thanks!