Philosophy is best undertaken dancing


You are at once an outsider to the present and an insider of the past.

Or perhaps the other way round.


– Kapka Kassabova

Someone new

“It is, after all, not necessary to fly right into the middle of the sun, but it is necessary to crawl to a clean little spot on earth where the sun sometimes shines and one can warm oneself a little.”



It looks like Natalie Dormer is unveiling her bad girl side in Hozier’s new music video.:)

(She’s best known for playing Margaery Tyrell in hit HBO series Game Of Thrones.)

Speaking about why she took on the role in the video, Dormer said: ‘I find Hozier’s music always deals in the most visceral way with the contradictions that make us human.’

It was a joy to be a part of the Someone New video, which for me explores the struggle in all our heads between the Real and Imaginary,’ she continued, ‘it plays with ideas of how loneliness and isolation are two different things and the weight or lightness we can attach to loving another person.’
While Hozier said of the experience: ‘I was thrilled to be able to work with Natalie Dormer on this project. She’s an actress of incredible talent and intelligence, and a joy to work with.’


Complicate your life as much as you want, eventually it will simplify.

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Tilda Swinton recites ‘Like This’ from ‘The Essential Rumi

Piano Jam

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“The Thorn” by Cope Charles West, 1866 (detail)




How terribly sad it was that people are made in such a way that they get used to something as extraordinary as living.


– Jostein Gaarder

Nature’s wastefulness seems quietly obscene.


I am amazed at this spring,

this conflagration

Of green fires lit on the soil of the earth,

this blaze

Of growing



– D. H. Lawrence

I will survive


Hi, I’m Baxter! My last owner didn’t love me and I knew I just had to get outta there. At first I was afraid, I was petrified. Kept thinking I could never live without him by my side… Ahem, you know the rest.

That lot at Blue Cross are a really decent bunch. They took me in when I was on a bit of a sticky wicket, looked after me, and found me a fantastic family.

My new owners are amazing – they love me and we have a right laugh. But the ending isn’t as happy for all pets as it was for me. There are so many lonely pets who need your help.

Find out more about my story

And here’s a bit more about Blue Cross

Sick, injured and homeless pets have relied on us since 1897. Abandoned or unwanted, ill or injured, pets turn to us for help every year. Our doors are always open to them, and with your support, they always will be.

Wide open

I am constantly trying to tell about something I only feel in my bones and which can only be experienced in those bones.

– Franz Kafka


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