I believe there are monsters born in the world to human parents. Some you can see, misshapen and horrible, with huge heads or tiny bodies… . And just as there are physical monsters, can there not be mental or psychic monsters born? The face and body may be perfect, but if a twisted gene or a malformed egg can produce physical monsters, may not the same process produce a malformed soul?

The narrator uses these words to introduce Cathy Ames in Chapter 8 of the novel. Throughout the novel, Cathy displays an evil that is so thorough that it borders on implausible, and the narrator makes several attempts to explain and understand Cathy’s existence. He hypothesizes that although Cathy is physically beautiful, she is a “psychic monster,” a being with a mental deformity analogous to others’ external, physical deformities. Later in the novel, the narrator revises his opinion of Cathy and wonders whether he was right in calling her a monster. He seems to become somewhat more sympathetic toward Cathy, musing that “since we cannot know what she wanted, we will never know whether or not she got it.” Indeed, Cathy’s motivations remain a mystery throughout East of Eden, as her schemes seem to have no concrete goal or aim—a problem that critics have singled out in their writings on Steinbeck’s novel.

Sparknotes

Wow sparknotes though, spot on; “since we cannot know what she wanted, we will never know whether or not she got it.”

 We impose this dual good/evil construct upon the gray mud of natural world.. There’s so much mystery beyond our perception of evil.

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Tuesday, 29th July

Social media is the uprecedented, largest outlet for the broadcasting of loneliness.
The shameless search for connection, belonging and validation; it’s seen as taboo. Most people still prefer to cry in secret, to wear masks; to be like wild animals that can’t show weakness. The opposite- reaching out, this desperation for expression, & voraciously wanting connection; I’m guilty of. But I think it’s my job.
And then again, the internet is a strange semi-real space. What counts, what doesn’t? We enjoy seeing our lives projected onto things like glowing films. We can edit it; decide what we do and don’t like about ourselves; the dramas, the segments we omit; it’s a specific type of creation we use to shape ourselves.
Is it true?- I guess truth seems to be the main debate. But speaking for myself I’d like to think I’m honest.

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Tuesday, 29th July

(Source: sonjabarbaric, via g-h-o-s-t-s)

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Monday, 28th July
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Monday, 28th July

Sufjan Stevens - Now that Im older

(Source: youtube.com)

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Monday, 28th July
polaroidsf:

Summer + SF = FOG

polaroidsf:

Summer + SF = FOG

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Monday, 28th July

I’m not going to forget you

but I’m not going to remember you either

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Monday, 28th July

dekutree:

where the fuck is the bartender

(Source: stepanda, via sarahslaughter)

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Monday, 28th July

teamdreambicyclingteam:

TdF Update?

It sure has been a crazy tour this year! ;)

Thanks Neil

who can resist a creek though

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Monday, 28th July
Stop planting flowers in peoples yards who aren’t going to water them.
Anonymous  (via minuty)

(Source: dudeshesgay, via somegirlsblog)

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Monday, 28th July
thecatsmustbecrazy:

the cat and the banana

thecatsmustbecrazy:

the cat and the banana

(via sarahslaughter)

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Monday, 28th July
The brain appears to possess a special area which we might call poetic memory and which records everything that charms or touches us, that makes our lives beautiful.
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being  (via me1pomene)

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Sunday, 27th July
auxiliofaux:

untitled, 2014
Kieve 88 80mm
manual negative chemical manipulation
Jobo C-41 color home processing kit
Kodak Portra 120 medium format
©2014auxiliofaux

auxiliofaux:

untitled, 2014

Kieve 88 80mm

manual negative chemical manipulation

Jobo C-41 color home processing kit

Kodak Portra 120 medium format

©2014auxiliofaux

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Sunday, 27th July

Maps - Stay Another Day

(Source: youtube.com)

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Sunday, 27th July

faunprincess:

vitrolaquebrada:

I Want You (She’s so heavy) - The Beatles

CONSTANT FEELS

(via somegirlsblog)

8,735 plays
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Saturday, 26th July