Names

Characters from Russian literature for cats.
Greek philosophers for dogs.
Japanese artists for birds.
And, of course, Vietnamese for children.

(214 plays)

isgandar:

AUGA KEIME DAGILELIS 

A sad folk song from Western Samogitia, the old land of Curonians

Auga keime dagilelis 
Keime keimelie tėtušio dvarelie 
Mirė mano motinelė, mirė mano sengalvelė 
Palikau veina, veina siratelė
Aš nueisiu ont kapelių
Verksiu kukousiu gegutės balseliu
Kelkis, kelkis motineli, kelkis kelkis sengalveli 
Nuramink širdelį vargšei siratelei
 
A thistle grows in the backyard
The little backyard in dear father’s estate
My sweet mother has died, my dear old one  
I am now left on my own, just a lonely orphan  
I will go to the graves 
I will cry, I will moan in cuckoo’s voice 
Wake up, dear mother, get up, my old one 
And calm down the little heart to your poor orphan 

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石川秀美 – ミステリーウーマン (22 plays)

"Touched by a masterpiece, a person begins to hear in himself that same call of truth which prompted the artist to his creative act. When a link is established between the work and its beholder, the latter experiences a sublime, purging trauma. Within that aura which unites masterpieces and audience, the best sides of our souls are made known, and we long for them to be freed."

Andrei Tarkovsky (via dwayneomosley)

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Marvin Gaye – I Want You (98 plays)
Michael Galasso – Angkor Wat Theme I (22 plays)
humansofhanoi:

- Sao em không nói gì thế?- Em buồn lắm.- Tại sao?- Em chả thích chơi với các bạn. Ở trong lớp em không chơi với ai cả.

- Why are you so quiet?- I’m sad.- Why are you sad?- I don’t like playing with my classmates. I don’t have any friends in my class.

humansofhanoi:

- Sao em không nói gì thế?
- Em buồn lắm.
- Tại sao?
- Em chả thích chơi với các bạn. Ở trong lớp em không chơi với ai cả.

- Why are you so quiet?
- I’m sad.
- Why are you sad?
- I don’t like playing with my classmates. I don’t have any friends in my class.

I got this thing into a school lit mag. It’s titled “And Stones, Too, Will Ever Need Each Other,” but they printed the “Ever” as “Never” so now it sounds like it’s about some stubborn self-reliance bullshit when it’s clearly about yearning and hyphenated identities. 

"[I]n Nietzsche, individualism is accompanied by a lively critique of the notions of “self” and “I.” For Nietzsche there is a kind of dissolution of the self. The reaction against oppressive structures is no longer done, for him, in the name of a “self” or an “I.” On the contrary, it is as though the “self” and the “I” were accomplices of those structures."

Gilles Deleuze, "Nietzsche’s Burst of Laughter: Interview" (via heteroglossia)

Thanh Lam – Ngẫu Hứng Sông Hồng (18 plays)