forever vision

We see movies in which people are represented as being in love who never talk with one another, who fall into bed without ever discussing their bodies, their sexual needs, their likes and dislikes. Indeed, the message received from the mass media is that knowledge makes love less compelling; that it is ignorance that gives love its erotic and transgressive edge. These messages are often brought to us by profiteering producers who have no clue about the art of loving, who substitute their mystified visions because they do not really know how to genuinely portray loving interaction.
—  “all about love: New Visions” by bell hooks
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MAKE ME CHOOSE:   THE GREAT GATSBY  or   to kill a mockingbird.

His heart beat faster and faster as Daisy’s white face came up to his own. He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind would never romp again like the mind of God. So he waited, listening for a moment longer to the tuning fork that had been struck upon a star. Then he kissed her. At his lips’ touch she blossomed like a flower and the incarnation was complete.

His heart beat faster and faster as Daisy’s white face came up to his own. He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind would never romp again like the mind of God. So he waited, listening for a moment longer to the tuning fork that had been struck upon a star. Then he kissed her. At his lips’ touch she blossomed like a flower and the incarnation was complete.
I never liked brown eyes until it was Tuesday morning and you were going off about something incredibly ridiculous with your friends. You rolled your head back, laughed, and stared at me with buckets of beautiful dark gold that singed the edges of my vision forever.
—  Now you’re my favorite color #11
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♛ kate daniels series → character tropes → kate daniels {possible future}

“You are young,” the Master of the Dead said. “You have the power, but lack control. Think of all the things he could teach you. Think of the secrets that would open to you. Think of what you could become.”
Oh, I was thinking about it.

“OH MY FUCK….” Caleigh’s mouth literally opened the second she saw it, her vision forever scarred and she couldn’t help the laugh. She tended to laugh when uncomfortable. “That’s gross.”

“Should I come back at a later time or something? Jesus Christ there’s a sight I’ll never ever get back.”

His heart beat faster and faster as Daisy’s white face came up to his own. He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind would never romp again like the mind of God. So he waited, listening for a moment longer to the tuning fork that had been struck upon a star. Then he kissed her. At his lips’ touch she blossomed like a flower and the incarnation was complete.
—  F. Scott Fitzgerald
Random New Avengers Wants
  • Vision sits up with Wanda at night because she’s a puzzle and he doesn’t need sleep. Some nights she sleeps fitfully, trapped in nightmares, and some nights she cries herself to sleep. Most nights she doesn’t sleep at all. They just sit quietly, leaning against her pillows.
  • Wanda feels guilty about monopolizing Vision like that. On their days off, she takes him to parks or museums or just for walks. She likes the way he sees the world, like there’s still good and beauty in it.
  • Vision is Wanda’s first real friend outside of Pietro. Eventually, they get to the point where they can meet each other’s eyes and have entire conversations. It unnerves other people.
  • Sam tries to force Wanda to go to a support group meeting. She feels awkward and uncomfortable because they’re soldiers and she’s just collateral damage.
  • Wanda doesn’t go back to the meetings, but she does start bringing Sam coffee after them and walks him back to headquarters. Because she likes Sam and appreciates what he was trying to do.
  • Sam takes Wanda running in the morning instead. Running makes her feel closer to her brother. Some mornings they talk, some mornings she just ends up crying, and some mornings she might actually be okay. He hugs her no matter how it goes.
  • Rhodey has made it his mission to make Wanda smile as often as possible. He takes her out for drinks and tells her War Machine and Tony Stark stories until she laughs so hard she cries.
  • Wanda pretends that she doesn’t like Rhodey because she doesn’t like Stark. He definitely sees through her instantly. After all, she always hangs out with him at Stark’s parties to listen to his stories.
  • Rhodey likes to give Wanda’s tips during training. Mostly because he was highly amused by that one time she knocked Sam on his ass and would like to see her do it again. But also because she’s his teammate and he cares.
  • Wanda never gets over the fact that Pietro is no longer her back up in the field. She’s so used to him covering her blind spots that she doesn’t even notice she has them. Eventually the boys work to cover her blind spots and she does the same for them.
  • Wanda rips a building in half the first time she hears a gunshot in field. She was desperate to get to whichever of her boys was shot. It turns out no one was hurt and she hides in her room for a week.
  • The boys say nothing on the first anniversary of Pietro’s death. They just sit with Wanda in silent support all day. She has no words for how grateful she is.
  • Wanda makes a cake a few weeks later, on the first anniversary of their team. It comes out of a box and it’s not perfect. But she just wants to show the boys how much her new family means to her. Not a replacement for what she lost, but just as important.
  • Just team bonding in general. In all its forms. I just love all of them so much.
The only real “you’ is the one that comes and goes, manifests and withdraws itself eternally in and as every conscious being. For “you” is the universe looking at itself from billions of points of view, points that come and go so that the vision is forever new. What we see as death, empty space, or nothingness is only the trough between the crests of this endlessly waving ocean. It is all part of the illusion that there should seem to be something to be gained in the future, and that there is an urgent necessity to go on and on until we get it. Yet just as there is no time but the present, and no one except the all-and-everything, there is never anything to be gained—through the zest of the game is to pretend there is.
—  The Book On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are - Alan Watts
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parallels between the vikings opening credits and 3x09:

  • the flashes of lightning of a lone wanderer cut between the sinking drowning person in the credits vs the flashes of jesus and odin whilst ragnar is having his spiritual epiphany - ragnar searching for his direction and faith 
  • the hand of the drowning person vs ragnar reaching out to athelstan (extra points for travis’ name showing up on that particular shot in the credits)
  • the drowning person sinking vs ragnars baptism and being dropped down into the water ((i always thought that the drowning person in the credits symbolized death bc its such a recurring theme on the show but now it also has the double meaning of rebirth and life when ragnar does the same and rediscovers himself))