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All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow. ~ Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina


So Swiftly the Sun Sets in the Sky

“Disillusioned words like bullets bark
As human gods aim for their mark
Make everything from toy guns that spark
To flesh-colored Christs that glow in the dark… 1,297 more words


Nikolai Berdayev On Philosophy's Therapeutic Function

In Dream and Reality: An Essay in Autobiography (Macmillan, 1950) Nikolai Berdayev writes:

It has been said that ‘green is the tree of life and grey the theory of life.’ Paradoxical though it may seem, I am inclined to think that the reverse is true: ‘grey is the tree of life and green the theory thereof.’…What is known as ‘life,’ however, is as often as not an embodiment of the commonplace and consists of nothing but the cares of workaday existence. 440 more words


War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Mostly pointless.

I thought this would be great, but it turned out to be a bunch of posh people waiting to get married.

I can only assume Tolstoy was getting paid by the word here too. 85 more words

Conscious parenting: When the going gets tough

Posted by Simon on August 2, 2016

Anyone that has kids knows that parenting can be really challenging. However, like most suffering in life, it’s workable and can be transformed with the right mind set of conscious parenting. 36 more words