Hiking - I don’t like either the word or the thing. People ought to saunter in the mountains - not hike! Do you know the origin of that word ‘saunter?’ It’s a beautiful word. Away back in the Middle Ages people used to go on pilgrimages to the Holy Land, and when people in the villages through which they passed asked where they were going, they would reply, “A la sainte terre,’ ‘To the Holy Land.’ And so they became known as sainte-terre-ers or saunterers. Now these mountains are our Holy Land, and we ought to saunter through them reverently, not ‘hike’ through them.John Muir (via awelltraveledwoman)
Maybe happiness is this: not feeling like you should be elsewhere, doing something else, being someone else.Isaac Asimov (via awelltraveledwoman)
Ôi Katsushika / Girl composing a poem under the cherry blossoms in the night, end of the 18th middle of the 19th century, Menard Art Museum
From wiki: “Katsushika Ôi was the daughter of ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai by his second wife, and an accomplished painter in her own right. She is one of a very few prominent women artists in pre-modern or early modern Japanese history.
Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots (Official Video) (by Damon Albarn)