"Tuesday’s with Morrie" by Mitch Albom (via t3nd3r0ni)
Cynics vs Dreamers | Zella Day
Rachel Sussman documents The Oldest Living Things In The World
1) Antarctic Moss, (5,500 years old; Elephant Island, Antarctica)
2) La Llareta (Up to 3,000 years old; Atacama Desert, Chile)
3) Spruce Gran Picea (9,550 years old; Sweden)
4) underground Forest (
+3,000years old; Pretoria, South Africa) DECEASED
5) Dead Huon Pine adjacent to living Population segment (10,500 years old; Mount Read, Tansania)
6) Jōmon Sugi, Japanese Cedar (2,180-7,000 years old; Jaku Shima, Japan)
I was walking back home with my friend, Janie, yesterday and we stumbled upon the topic of coming back to the states in two months. The first semester in Beijing went by slowly, but it seems as if my second semester is whizzing by. I had no difficulty coming to Beijing; I didn’t suffer from culture shock or environment change, but I have a bad feeling I will suffer from reverse culture shock.Read more
Daniell Koepke (via perfect)
Last weekend, I went to 798 Art District (艺术街) and found an exhibition that depicts reality and truth beautifully. I’m not one to really be able to differentiate what is good and real art, but his paintings really moved me.
"That is to say, Shang intends to narrate a quasi-circular story, in which he lets the viewers to discover, as if the depicted scene is pregnant with inexhaustible meanings: the beginning is also the end; the portion is also the whole."
Read more here: http://www.space-station-art.com/exhitionsText.aspx?exhition=268