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little but fierce.

@wicked-felina / wicked-felina.tumblr.com

A perfectly cromulent lady

before i had gotten close with ex-catholics i was under the assumption that "catholic guilt" was mostly about sex, or serious topics.

but i was naïve. it's apparently about every positive experience. enjoying a meal? you're so lucky, children are starving. spending your day off cosy in bed? wow, so selfish, homeless people are freezing to death.

every former or present catholic i've met has a very obvious anxiety disorder and it's so painfully not a coincidence.

damn that sucks anyway stream a few good men, the verdict, my cousin vinny, to kill a mockingbird, kramer vs. kramer, ally mcbeal, the good wife, better call saul, michael clayton, erin brockovich, damages, philadelphia,

when your art program’s closing message hits you straight in the heart and makes you stop and contemplate the state of it all

because of the huge response to this post, I decided to make a version of the art that includes the text

(I’ve also uploaded this version of the design to INPRNT, Society6, and Redbubble)

The fact that Walter Fucking White was one of the most judgmental bitches in all of television never ceases to amuse me. “So you were always like this.” Okay, Tighty-Whitie Murder Man.

being a longtime follower of an average Tumblr blog is like walking into a cafe for a cup of coffee once and then continuing to go there every morning for nine years even though it’s now a mattress store

and every now and again the shopkeeper just hands you a cup of coffee, just never when you expect it

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calling every instance of showing certain emotions “emotional labor” needs to stop. I just saw a post that was like “reminder that you do not ever need to be a good or kind person” like. Yes you DO???

The Ancient Greeks had two words for time:

1. Chronos = sequential, quantitative time

2. Kairos = fluctuating, qualitative time

Chronos refers to time as we usually mean it: a sequence of equal parts. There are twenty-four hours in a day, and each hour is the same length of time. It's what a clock measures, basically.

Kairos refers to how certain moments are more important or influential than others. A clock can't measure that, but it's undeniable that some times are much more significant than others.

Twenty-fours in your average day. Are they all spent equally? Do they all present equal opportunities? Many of them simply disappear. We look at the clock, and two hours have passed while watching TV or chatting. While other moments in your day are much more noticeable. Those where time seems to pass slower, or where - if you do the right thing - there can be significant consequences, for good or bad.

This is what kairos refers to those crucial moments which are *not* equal to other, less critical moments. An obvious example is a birth of one's child, an exam, getting married, or a job interview.

But kairos doesn't just refer to those life-altering, memorable occasions. It's about the fluctuation of events and circumstances which create opportunities. Kairos measures the *importance* of a particular moment in time rather than its duration.

Try thinking about your day in terms of kairos, not chronos. Which moments are the most important? Which moments are the most useful? Which moments allow you to do something consequential?

But remember: kairos is ever-changing because events and circumstances and people are ever-changing. You can't control it, just like you can't control chronos time. But you can *act*. You can take the opportunities to which kairos draws your attention. A very familiar feeling to all of us is when, after an argument or debate or conversation, you suddenly realise what you *should* have said but didn't. That moment when you had the chance to say *just the right thing*? That's kairos.

Everybody knows that not all minutes, hours, days, or moments are equal. Kairos puts a name to that fundamental truth.

It all applies exactly like that for Modern Greeks too.

A way to better understand καιρός is with the English plural word “times”. “Times change”, “we live in trying times”.

Also when we use the phrase “it’s time for…”, we use the word καιρός and not the word χρόνος for the aforementioned reasons.

Καιρός has a double meaning. It also means weather, because weather is what is constantly changing with time and is also a measure with which we understand different sizes / concepts of time (hours of daylight and night, seasons etc)

This second meaning provides more insight into the opportunity thing. When we say it’s time (καιρός) for a change is like saying there are all those conditions right now, the “weather” that is advantageous for said change.

Χρόνος can’t be used in this context because χρόνος is always the same χρόνος, the objective and unyielding procession of time. (Although this word has also a second meaning, that of the year, which is also something pretty steady and predictable compared to the ever changing weather.)

" And what is religion? What is religion?! Religion is love. Love is the morning and the evening star. Loves eternal glory and music makes love! Not the common, but the divine love. And where is this great love come from? Direct from God!"

Elmer Gantry ( 1960).

Director. Richard Brooks.

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