* WE'RE ALL STORIES, IN THE END.

"Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.)" - W.W.

npr:

My hand is cramping just thinking about the effort that went into this. 

In 1692 an artist named A. Boogert illustrated a nearly 800-page book about painting and colors by hand. The book was intended as an educational guide, but only one copy existed. 

The modern equivalent wasn’t published until 1963. 

You can view the entire book here

— Lauren

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bostonianresolution:

humansofnewyork:
" … People always say ‘be true to yourself.’ But that’s misleading, because there are two selves. There’s your short term self, and there’s your long term self. And if you’re only true to your short term self, your long term self slowly decays."

bostonianresolution:

humansofnewyork:

" … People always say ‘be true to yourself.’ But that’s misleading, because there are two selves. There’s your short term self, and there’s your long term self. And if you’re only true to your short term self, your long term self slowly decays."