Eternal Return

If eternal return is the heaviest of burdens, then our lives can stand out against it in all their splendid lightness. 

But is heaviness truly deplorable, and lightness splendid? 

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The heaviest of burdens crushes us, we sink beneath it, it pins us to the ground. But in the love poetry of every age, the woman longs to be weighed down by the man's body. The heaviest of burdens is therefore simultaneously an image of life's most intense fulfillment. The heavier the burden, the closer our lives come to the earth, the more real and truthful they become. 

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Conversely, the absolute absence of a burden causes man to be lighter than air, to soar into the heights, take leave of the earth and his earthly being, and become only half real, his movements as free as they are insignificant.

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What then shall we choose? Weight or lightness?

 
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-Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Le Grand Bleu

You go down to the bottom of the sea, where the water isn't even blue anymore, where the sky is only a memory, and you float there, in the silence. And you stay there, and you decide, that you'll die for them. Only then do they start coming out. They come, and they greet you, and they judge the love you have for them. If it's sincere, if it's pure, they'll be with you, and take you away forever.

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Jessica

"There were twelve cold blue steel barrels - and, at the end of each, a beautiful white rose was in full bloom, with drops of dew and beige shadows in the curves of its velvety petals." -Boris Vian, Froth on the Daydream

 
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forever

the type of friends that'd run into your bed after an earthquake. the type of friends you'd share your last chicken cutlet with. the type of friends you'd donate your (equally damaged) liver to. the type of friends that'd model velcro sandals for you. 

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behind the scenes with Teva in Joshua Tree

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styling: anette nyseth

model: jaclyn martinez @ yuMad models

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