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Reblogged from capturedphotos
capturedphotos:

Magic
Call it magic; call it true. Call it magic, when I’m with you. Taken last night at Caspersen Beach, Florida. It was a magical view! 
Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil

Nice Coldplay play on words complete with a view!

capturedphotos:

Magic

Call it magic; call it true. Call it magic, when I’m with you. Taken last night at Caspersen Beach, Florida. It was a magical view! 

Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil

Nice Coldplay play on words complete with a view!

(via geologise)

Reblogged from humansofnewyork
humansofnewyork:

"They sometimes ask me about their grandmother, and I only tell them about the good times. I don’t want to worry them with all the things my mother and I had to go through when I was growing up.""What’s your fondest memory of your mother?”"We were so poor that every day she’d have to go out and try to find us some food. And on the days when she came home empty handed, she’d help us forget our hunger by putting on music and dancing for us."(Jinja, Uganda)

Power of the arts!

humansofnewyork:

"They sometimes ask me about their grandmother, and I only tell them about the good times. I don’t want to worry them with all the things my mother and I had to go through when I was growing up."
"What’s your fondest memory of your mother?
"We were so poor that every day she’d have to go out and try to find us some food. And on the days when she came home empty handed, she’d help us forget our hunger by putting on music and dancing for us."

(Jinja, Uganda)

Power of the arts!

Reblogged from thndrstd
Literature is a defense against the attacks of life. Cesare Pavese (via thndrstd)

Too true!

(via fuckyeahreading)

Reblogged from humansofnewyork
humansofnewyork:

"I’m just trying to live through this problem man created. Nature didn’t create the problem. Man created the problem. And I’m going to be honest, I’m going to say it, it was the European man who created this problem. European man invented the gun. Then he made a bigger gun, and he said: ‘I’m gonna keep this big gun for myself, and I’m gonna sell this small gun to you." And ever since then, he’s been keeping the big guns, and selling the small guns. So everybody’s got guns but none as big as him. And I’m through with it. I’m blind in one eye from Vietnam. If you want to die for this garbage game, that’s your fault. I’m through."

Profound!

humansofnewyork:

"I’m just trying to live through this problem man created. Nature didn’t create the problem. Man created the problem. And I’m going to be honest, I’m going to say it, it was the European man who created this problem. European man invented the gun. Then he made a bigger gun, and he said: ‘I’m gonna keep this big gun for myself, and I’m gonna sell this small gun to you." And ever since then, he’s been keeping the big guns, and selling the small guns. So everybody’s got guns but none as big as him. And I’m through with it. I’m blind in one eye from Vietnam. If you want to die for this garbage game, that’s your fault. I’m through."

Profound!

Reblogged from humansofnewyork
humansofnewyork:

"We’re getting divorced because we love each other, and we both realize that we don’t have enough of what the other needs. When we decided to get divorced, I wrote a note with all the things I loved about her, and gave it to her. She got very emotional and started crying. Then three days later, she wrote me a similar note. But here’s the thing—- she wrote it on the back of a recycled piece of paper. She wrote it on the back of an advertisement or something. So I called her out on it. And she said: ‘I knew you were going to bring that up. If you cared, you wouldn’t mind what it was written on.’ And I said: ‘Well, if you cared, you’d have gotten a fresh piece of paper.’"

This is a true example of how we test our true loves! Why, oh why do we feel the need to constantly do that? Tricking them into reactions to make ourselves feel better. What is wrong with us?

humansofnewyork:

"We’re getting divorced because we love each other, and we both realize that we don’t have enough of what the other needs. When we decided to get divorced, I wrote a note with all the things I loved about her, and gave it to her. She got very emotional and started crying. Then three days later, she wrote me a similar note. But here’s the thing—- she wrote it on the back of a recycled piece of paper. She wrote it on the back of an advertisement or something. So I called her out on it. And she said: ‘I knew you were going to bring that up. If you cared, you wouldn’t mind what it was written on.’ And I said: ‘Well, if you cared, you’d have gotten a fresh piece of paper.’"

This is a true example of how we test our true loves! Why, oh why do we feel the need to constantly do that? Tricking them into reactions to make ourselves feel better. What is wrong with us?

Reblogged from beingblog
Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something. Henry David Thoreau (via beingblog)

Pure wisdom!

Reblogged from visual-poetry
visual-poetry:

»i see beautiful things around« by erika devries
[via]

Halo of wonder!

visual-poetry:

»i see beautiful things around« by erika devries

[via]

Halo of wonder!

Reblogged from twloha
twloha:

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” 
Quote by Aesop
Street art by Karma
(via all-the-ways-things-are) 

A reminder that everything matters!

twloha:

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” 

Quote by Aesop

Street art by Karma

(via all-the-ways-things-are

A reminder that everything matters!

Reblogged from thescienceofreality

thescienceofreality:

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Still learning!!

(via adventuresinlearning)

Reblogged from liquid-diamonds-flowing
The real secret!

The real secret!

(via inhabitude)