Among other things, you’ll find that you’re not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behaviour. You’re by no means alone on that score, you’ll be excited and stimulated to know. Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You’ll learn from them—if you want to. Just as some day, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It’s a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn’t education. It’s history. It’s poetry.

J. D. Salinger (via sixquatredeux) (via constantwanderlust) (via laura9)

yvynyl:

SOUNDS FOUND IN PICTURES is a great idea. Seattle’s psych/ambient artist Tom Tafejian (aka Go Home) took some of his old family photos and wrote beautiful, nostalgic dream drone music to partner with each image. It’s a gorgeous trip – looking at these old scans and kinda of imaging your own story about what’s happening, and letting yourself drift into these children’s world. This homage to his family makes for one amazing multi-media portrait (and yet another innovative use of Tumblr, I might add). Click thru and get lost, it’s a fantastic journey.