“Simplicity is everything. After having exhausted all the difficulties…then simplicity emerges with all its charm, like art’s final seal.
Whoever wants to obtain this immediately will never achieve it; you can’t begin with the end.”
— Chopin, quoted by his student Friederike Müller-Streicher
Source: The Art of French Piano Music by Roy Howat (via rachellebutler)

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“What if you don’t complete the person that completes you?”

23:04 (via luxisdying)

I saw this on my dash and I just thought I’d add: that’s entirely an impossible scenario when you realise the truth that you are the person that completes you. Love yourselves as you are, Tumblr friends.

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  • plot twist: you wake up for school fully rested and ready to socialize
  • Plot twist twist: then you wake up with a groggy head and pains all over your back from having slept through the entire first class because you didn't get enough sleep during the night and really could've done with an extra few hours in bed.
“Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.”

Alan Wilson Watts (via purplebuddhaproject)

Unfortunately, after reading this, I spent quite a bit of time actually trying to bite my teeth.

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fabforgottennobility:

vi vedo: non state facendo un cazzo !

When someone walks in front of the screen at a crucial part of the story.

fabforgottennobility:

vi vedo: non state facendo un cazzo !

When someone walks in front of the screen at a crucial part of the story.

(via delight-driven-drivel)

catsbeaversandducks:

Post-it Notes Left on the Train

Writer and illustrator October Jones, the creative genius behind Text From Dog and these funny train commute doodles, is at it again with these hilarious motivational post-it notes that he leaves on the train and in other random places.The upbeat doodles, which star Jones’ adorable character Peppy the Inspirational Cat, convey positive and funny messages meant to motivate daily commuters. Whether you’re feeling the Monday blues or in need of some encouragement, Jones’ delightful post-it notes are sure to brighten your day and remind you just how awesome you are.

Via My Modern Metropolis 

These are amaaaazing! :D

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STORY

Part i

There was this bunch of characters who were more-or-less happy. They all got along okay but somehow, something was not quite right.

One day, certain events transpired which had the effect of bringing that something not-quite right to the fore—everyone sort-of knew this day would come; it was only a matter of time. And now, the something not-quite right was no longer something not-quite right; it was something definitely wrong!

Part ii

This forced everyone in the bunch to act and to move in new directions. The situation also highlighted the different strengths of the various characters in the bunch while exposing their weaknesses. This had the effect of making them doubt their chances of any resolution while simultaneously boosting their commitment to one.

Part iii

As a result of the actions taken by the characters (along with a couple of random, previously-unforeseen events) they eventually solved the problem and now the something not-quite-right was finally resolved in a very satisfying way, along with some unanticipated benefits.

However, one thing was sure. All involved knew that things would never be the same again.

The end.

Optional Epilogue

Unbeknownst to the characters in the story, something of the original something not-quite right somehow managed to survive either in its original form or as a result of its effect on one or more of the characters, thus leaving open the possibility of a follow-up story(!)