the way of grace

Vicky Cornell is handling this in the most graceful way. MEANWHILE, her mother is on twitter attacking Eddie Vedder using classist insults like “peasant” and “gypsy” against him. I understand that people grieve differently and anger is often a part of that, but this is honestly the most disgusting display. How Eddie grieves over Chris’ death is none of our business and airing out the family’s dirty laundry is just in poor taste.

thejackaby  asked:

I think the really sad thing about Damien is that at the beginning, he could've redeemed himself. Hell, saving Mark could've been his way into good graces but like he said, "not all of us want to be good" and I think that's the amazing thing about his character. That he doesn't want people to expect anything of him, to expect kindness from him. He literally doesn't believe in love, or happiness. Power is the only thing he's ever felt that is true. I just want a super long case study of this man

He absolutely could have made different choices along the way that would have brought him closer to redemption. But people don’t always make the wrong choices. And while those people don’t always meet consequences, I think it’s safe to say that Damien isn’t getting off scot-free. 

I’m really glad you find his character interesting! I’ve really grown to love writing him. 

Around Price Lake 2016 28 – Julian Price Memorial Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, North Carolina, October 17, 2016

Grace is a two-way street.
Or better:
Grace-and-kindness is a two-way street.
You can’t have one without the other.
Grace is kindness.
Kindness is grace.
“Unmerited benevolence,”
said the old theologian,
which is the only kind of benevolence.
What is benevolence that is earned,
deserved?
“Hey! Where’s my benevolence here?”
It isn’t benevolence if it is earned,
deserved.
That’s payment.
There is no grace or kindness
in being given what we’ve earned.
That’s just good business.
It takes more than good business
to make the world run.
It takes grace-and-kindness.
We are saved by grace-and-kindness.
So is the savior.
“Grace-and-kindness, kid,
grace-and-kindness.”
Moved and mover save/serve each other
with grace-and-kindness.
They bless each other
with grace-and-kindness
for no reason.
Moved becomes mover,
mover becomes moved,
through grace-and-kindness.
There is no “unmoved mover.”
We are all moved.
To be incapable of being moved
is to be dead.
Beyond the reach of grace-and-kindness.
The parent graces the child with kindness.
The child graces the parent with kindness.
Nobody escapes the wonder of grace-and-kindness.
Except those who are dead.
To be alive is to be alive to–
and moved by–
the wonder of
grace-and-kindness.
As we extend it and receive it.
To be incapable of extending
grace-and-kindness
is to be incapable of receiving it.
That is to be dead
in the worst sense of the term.
Dead beyond hope of resurrection.
Alive without the hope of life.
Where does grace-and-kindness end
and love begin?
You cannot find that line,
though you search for it
with microscope and tweezers.
People who say, “I love you,”
without being gracious and kind
are people who want the words
to produce the magic
they are incapable of giving
or receiving.
Being loved and being loving
are the same thing,
brought to life by grace-and-kindness–
a miracle of life and being.
If you are going to be anything
be gracious and kind.
Even to those who cannot return the favor.
And will hate you for it.
Some people are beyond
being helped.
We can extend grace-and-kindness to them
but we cannot receive it for them.
They have to do some things
for themselves.
We separate ourselves
by our capacity for,
and response to,
grace-and-kindness.
It is what makes us human,
or not.

2011 yapımı bir Terrence Malick filmi. Cannes’da Altın Palmiye'yi kazanan, üç dalda Oscar'a aday olan filmin görüntü yönetmenliğini Birdman, The Revenant gibi fimlerde de çalışarak üç kez En İyi Sinematografi Oscar'ını kucaklayan Emmanuel Lubezki üstlenmiş.

Film 1950'li yıllar Amerika'sında muhafazakar O'brien ailesi üzerinden varoluşu temellendirerek fakat bunu sözcüklerden ziyade duygularla anlatmaya çalışarak ilerliyor. Dolayısıyla filmde başı ve sonu olan bir olaydan bahsetmek güç. Filmin kurgu ekibinden Mark Yoshikawa bu konu hakkında “Hedefimiz bir olay örgüsü yaratmaktan çok bir deneyimyaratmaktı.” demiş.

Filmin başında karşımıza iki yol çıkıyor; doğanın yolu (way of nature) ve inayet yolu (way of grace). Kısaca doğayla inancın çatışmasına tanık oluyoruz. İlerleyen sahnelerde anlaşılıyor ki bu ikilik, anne ve babanın karakterlerinde vücut bulmuş.

O'brien ailesinin üç erkek çocuğundan birinin 19 yaşındayken hayatını kaybetmesi filmin kırılma noktası. Bu noktadan sonra hikaye, ailenin büyük oğlu Jack'in çocukluğu ve kardeşiyle ilgili anıları üzerinden ilerliyor. Otoriter bir babanın (Brad Pitt), duyarlı, sevgi dolu ama pasif bir annenin (Jessica Chastain) dünyayı algılama biçimleriyle çocuklarını yetiştirme şekilleri arasındaki farklılıklar ön planda.

Film, çocuğunu kaybeden annenin “Neden?” sorusuyla başlıyor. Bu aslında bir sorudan ziyade tanrıya yakarış. Yönetmen de bu soruya cevap aramak için en başa, yani “Büyük Patlama"ya dönüyor. Yarım saat süren bu evrenin oluşumu sekansı, bir tür ‘saygı duruşu’ gibi. 'Buradaydık ve bunlar yaşandı, karşısında da bu kadar küçüğüz. En önemlimiz bile o kadar önemsiz ki, bir saniyelik bir esintide sürüklenen kum bulutundan, denizanasının dalgalanmasından farksız.’ Bu kısımda müzikler bütün bu görselliği bütünleyen, çok daha etkileyici kılan şeydi benim için. Zbigniew Preisner'ın ”Lacrimosa“sı eşliğinde adeta bütün evreni hüzünle kucakladım izlerken.

Dinozorlar çağını da gördükten sonra ailenin çocuklarının doğumuna, büyüdüklerine şiirsel bir dille tanıklık ediyoruz. Filmin müzikleri dışında etkileyici diğer nokta muazzam sinematografisi elbette. Çekimlerde doğal ışığın kullanılması, filozofik akan cümleler, sanki bir film değil, bir ailenin hayatından kesitler izliyormuş hissiyatı veren doğal oyunculuklar… Özellikle çocuk oyuncuların kamerayı unutmuş haldeki kendiliklerine hayran kaldım.

Terrence Malick'in filmi anlatış biçimi onun daha önce felsefe profesörlüğü de yaptığını göz önünde bulundurursak pek de şaşırtıcı değil. Fakat yönetmenin dış ses kullanımı, felsefi ve şiirsel dili, 'olay'a odaklanmak isteyenleri tatmin etmeyebilir. Duygusal anlamda katılım beklediği için ve 'her şeyin başı'na dönülen kısımlar yüzünden bazı izleyicilere estetik anlamda şişirilmiş gelebilir.

Benim için adeta felsefi bir meditasyon, bir şiirin fotoğraf kareleri gibi bir fimdi The Tree of Life. Tavsiye olunur.

A futuristic mix of songs by trans/non-binary artists for a party at the end of gender. [youtube]
PWR BTTM - Big Beautiful Day | Gerard Way - No Shows | Angel Haze - Werking Girls | Mykki Blanco feat. Jean Deaux - Loner | Planningtorock - Doorway | Rae Spoon - I Hear Them Calling | La Roux - Bulletproof | Ezra Furman - Body Was Made | Against Me! - Crash

I believe that suffering is part of the narrative, and that nothing really good gets built when everything’s easy. I believe that loss and emptiness and confusion often give way to new fullness and wisdom.
—  Shauna Niequist, Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way
If you
10 years from now,
with a new love in your arms
happen to remember the way my smile graced my lips,
the way my breath used to fill up your lungs
at 2 in the morning,
then all is enough.
That will be more
than enough for me.
—  Lukas W. // When I am not the one
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Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainer III of Monaco, April 19 1956.


“The Swan,” starring Grace Kelly, released April 25 1956, a movie of how the young Princess Alexandra falls in love with another man while her family urges her to marry the Prince Albert.

WAIT WHAT?

I need new bands to listen to!

Hey, guys. So, I’m a big fan of pop punk/punk/alternative music, but I’ve begun to hit a bit of a wall and started to listen to the same 6-8 band’s entire discography. I would like to explore new bands. If you have any similar to the ones below, please add them in a comment or message me any recommendations you may have!

If the band is listed, I’ve already listened to enough of them:

- blink-182

- Fall Out Boy

- Paramore

- All Time Low

- My Chemical Romance

- New Politics

- Panic! At The Disco

- +44

- Box Car Racer

- New Found Glory

- A Day To Remember

- Simple Plan

- twenty one pilots

- The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

- Three Days Grace

- Mayday Parade

- Gerard Way

- frnkiero andthe cellabration

- Tonight Alive 

- The Killers

- All American Rejects

- Imagine Dragons


Thanks, everyone!

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quiet night

theres just a what-if here about ritsu getting just a bit of psychic empathy and achieving the rest with his writers brain, and theres also a headcanon about mob not being a very good singer or not playing any instrument but being able to whistle very well 

I remember theres a word for that, the very good whistler thing, from a jeffery deaver book Ive read, but I cant find it in my memory anymore

I kinda want it back

May I introduce you to the world’s nicest badass: hazel Levesque

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pas de cheval // panic! at the disco

Night Hides the World : Stars come out as evening twilight fades in this serene skyscape following the Persian proverb Night hides the world, but reveals a universe. The scene finds the Sun setting over northern Kenya and the night will soon hide the shores of Lake Turkana, home to many Nile crocodiles. The region is also known for its abundance of hominid fossils. On that past November night, a brilliant Venus, then the worlds evening star, dominates the starry skies above. But also revealed are faint stars, cosmic dust clouds, and glowing nebulae along the graceful arc of our own Milky Way galaxy. via NASA

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