"I have noticed that when all the lights are on, people tend to talk about what they are doing – their outer lives. Sitting round in candlelight or firelight, people start to talk about how they are feeling – their inner lives. They speak subjectively, they argue less, there are longer pauses. To sit alone without any electric light is curiously creative. I have my best ideas at dawn or at nightfall, but not if I switch on the lights – then I start thinking about projects, deadlines, demands, and the shadows and shapes of the house become objects, not suggestions, things that need to done, not a background to thought."
Jeanette Winterson (via ohlovequotes)
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dash:

"Build a world where your children are stronger than you ever were."
- Anonymous
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dash:

"Build a world where your children are stronger than you ever were."

- Anonymous

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sagansense:

sixpenceee:

SCULPTING HUMAN EVOLUTION 

Paleoartist Elisabeth Daynès is reconstructing human evolution through her sculptures.

The sculptures above are in no particular order. 

You can view more pictures and get more information here

The true faces of our ancestors. We are their successors, and owe them all of our days. If you’re in the DC area, do your brain some service and visit the Smithsonian Natural History Museum’s Hall of Human Origins. It’s immense, immersive, and quite a beautiful journey back through time.

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judgmentalmaps:

Sarasota, FLby Tony
Tony Copr. 2014. All Rights Reserved.

judgmentalmaps:

Sarasota, FL
by Tony

Tony Copr. 2014. All Rights Reserved.

americanauthor:

July Book Photo Challenge

8. Well Loved
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

americanauthor:

July Book Photo Challenge

8. Well Loved

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

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In the 1930s, men’s nipples were just as provocative, shameful and taboo as women’s are now, and men were protesting in much the same way. In 1930, four men went topless to Coney Island and were arrested. In 1935, a flash mob of topless men descended upon Atlantic City, 42 of whom were arrested. Men fought and they were heard, changing not only laws but social consciousness. And by 1936, men’s bare chests were accepted as the norm.

So why is it that 80 years later women can’t seem to achieve the same for their chests? Why can’t a mother proudly breastfeed her child in public without feeling sexualized? why is a 17-year-old girl being asked to leave her own prom because a group of fathers find her too provocative?

[…] I am not trying to argue for mandatory toplessness, or even bralessness. What I am arguing for is a woman’s right to choose how she represents her body — and to make that choice based on personal desire and not a fear of how people will react to her or how society will judge her. No woman should be made to feel ashamed of her body.

"
Scout Willis, in XOJane, on Instagram’s nudity policy and why she recently strolled the NYC streets topless. Solid essay all around. I found this piece particularly interesting because I’d never heard about the men’s nipples thing. (via batmansymbol)
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pennyfornasa:

Today marks the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11’s Moon landing, the first time any human set foot on another world. No human has returned since 1972.Tell Congress it’s time we took another giant leap for mankind: http://www.penny4nasa.org/take-action/Find the t-shirt here: http://www.snorgtees.com/no-one-ever-visits-anymore

pennyfornasa:

Today marks the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11’s Moon landing, the first time any human set foot on another world. No human has returned since 1972.

Tell Congress it’s time we took another giant leap for mankind: http://www.penny4nasa.org/take-action/

Find the t-shirt here: http://www.snorgtees.com/no-one-ever-visits-anymore

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themoonphase:

bonsaibones:

I’m in love with this gif. Everything about it. The rain drizzling. The candle flickering. The colors. I love it.

favorite

themoonphase:

bonsaibones:

I’m in love with this gif. Everything about it. The rain drizzling. The candle flickering. The colors. I love it.

favorite

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"Sara Scholin Guthrie said she was excited to learn, after submitting her application, that she was being considered for a teaching position in the Pacific Islands. With dreams of beaches and tropical weather, she recalled feeling surprised when Peace Corps officials informed her more than a year later that she would be headed to a rural village in the mountains of Macedonia. Undeterred, she embraced the change and later came to relish it. She met her husband, a fellow Peace Corps volunteer, while serving in the Eastern European country from 2011 to 2013. “I came home with the best souvenir possible,” she said."
trashedy:

feet / forest

trashedy:

feet / forest

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luxuryaccommodations:

El Cosmico - Marfa, TX, USA

Although it may not be your usual 5-star experience, El Cosmico has its quirks and eccentricities that make it unique. Beautifully restored vintage trailers, peculiar tepees and well-equipped safari tents make up this 18 acre nomadic hotel in the remote, yet artsy city of Marfa, in the far West Texas. Inspired by America’s hippie movement and traditional Indian beliefs, renowned architects and ingenious students have managed to create an oasis of calm and creative energy in the middle of nowhere, offering travelers something that no other place really does - the chance to express themselves and to live, at least for a while, in a community of like-minded folks.

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