Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Fiery Throated Hummingbird

(Source: fairy-wren)

Saturday, March 15, 2014

When I look down at this golden statue, may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid. Thank you.
When I look down at this golden statue, may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid. Thank you.

(Source: ian-gallagher)

mumsonfans:

Laura Marling and Marcus Mumford performing Ghosts.

I can’t get over the cuteness here. Baby Marcus is too much. Plus, how awesome is he at that rhythm!?

showslow:

Embroidered mattress by Louise Riley

showslow:

Embroidered mattress by Louise Riley

lvndcity:

Melinda ^..^ | Flickr
China
Thursday, March 13, 2014

kotakucom:

This is the village of Nukumori no Mori, or, in English, the Forest of Warmth, in Shizuoka, Japan. People say visiting it is like jumping into a Studio Ghibli movie.

kateitron:

immaculatellamalord:

lauriejuspeczyk:


221becquerel:



queenaglaia:



uncalmly:



silentknightley:



rookieoftheday:



Do you understand how scary this picture is



god forbid a real person do real person things he wasnt just a robot who killed people jesus fucking christ



uh yeah its not like he killed and tortured six million jews or anything



Hold on just a tick. Listen, I’m Jewish, so I’m perfectly capable of understanding that what he did was just…..well, there are no words for it. But let’s not round it up to simply Jews that got killed. It was six million people that died in those camps, not just Jews. Did you know that homosexuals were sent there, too? Yeah, I’m sure you did. They had to wear special little symbols on their clothes. Do you know what it was? It was a pink triangle.
It was six million PEOPLE. 
But you let that roll over in your mind for a while and you are going to forever see this man as a monster, but that’s not what he was. He was someone who thought he was truly doing something right for his nation, no matter how shitty he was doing it. Believe me when I say that I don’t like him. I really don’t. My grandfather’s brothers died in those camps, and my grandfather escaped to Spain, then to Mexico. He was lucky.
This is not a monster holding hands with a little girl.
This is Adolf Hitler, a man, holding hands with a little girl. 
Yeah. It’s fucking scary. It really is. Do you know why?
It’s because you’re seeing that he wasn’t, in fact, a monster. You’re seeing in this picture that he was a man. He was a man, and that’s really the saddest part of it all.






As a History major who specializes in the history of early modern Europe, I’ve studied a lot of dictators in detail, not just Hitler. The number one mistake anyone could ever make in history is making the assumption that only inhuman monsters are capable of doing terrible things. Stop dehumanizing Hitler just so you can reassure yourself that “normal” humans aren’t capable of doing bad things. Hitler liked children and dogs, he was a vegetarian and he cried like a little boy when his mother died. I’m not saying he was a good, innocent person, but when you stop attributing human characteristics to historical figures like Hitler, it’s how you overlook people just like him in real life, and it’s how people like him end up back in power.


That last statement.

for a long time, I thought I was weird for thinking whenever I heard about a war that maybe they weren’t completely bad. like, maybe they went to war because they were trying to protect their families. maybe they had kids, or siblings, or something they were trying to protect. maybe they went to war so their families or even themselves wouldn’t have to starve. and it wasn’t all black and white. 
I thought that how I viewed it was weird. so I don’t think I’ve told a lot of people that view

kateitron:

immaculatellamalord:

lauriejuspeczyk:

221becquerel:

queenaglaia:

uncalmly:

silentknightley:

rookieoftheday:

Do you understand how scary this picture is

god forbid a real person do real person things he wasnt just a robot who killed people jesus fucking christ

uh yeah its not like he killed and tortured six million jews or anything

Hold on just a tick. Listen, I’m Jewish, so I’m perfectly capable of understanding that what he did was just…..well, there are no words for it. But let’s not round it up to simply Jews that got killed. It was six million people that died in those camps, not just Jews. Did you know that homosexuals were sent there, too? Yeah, I’m sure you did. They had to wear special little symbols on their clothes. Do you know what it was? It was a pink triangle.

It was six million PEOPLE. 

But you let that roll over in your mind for a while and you are going to forever see this man as a monster, but that’s not what he was. He was someone who thought he was truly doing something right for his nation, no matter how shitty he was doing it. Believe me when I say that I don’t like him. I really don’t. My grandfather’s brothers died in those camps, and my grandfather escaped to Spain, then to Mexico. He was lucky.

This is not a monster holding hands with a little girl.

This is Adolf Hitler, a man, holding hands with a little girl. 

Yeah. It’s fucking scary. It really is. Do you know why?

It’s because you’re seeing that he wasn’t, in fact, a monster. You’re seeing in this picture that he was a man. He was a man, and that’s really the saddest part of it all.

As a History major who specializes in the history of early modern Europe, I’ve studied a lot of dictators in detail, not just Hitler. The number one mistake anyone could ever make in history is making the assumption that only inhuman monsters are capable of doing terrible things.

Stop dehumanizing Hitler just so you can reassure yourself that “normal” humans aren’t capable of doing bad things. Hitler liked children and dogs, he was a vegetarian and he cried like a little boy when his mother died. I’m not saying he was a good, innocent person, but when you stop attributing human characteristics to historical figures like Hitler, it’s how you overlook people just like him in real life, and it’s how people like him end up back in power.

That last statement.

for a long time, I thought I was weird for thinking whenever I heard about a war that maybe they weren’t completely bad. like, maybe they went to war because they were trying to protect their families. maybe they had kids, or siblings, or something they were trying to protect. maybe they went to war so their families or even themselves wouldn’t have to starve. and it wasn’t all black and white. 

I thought that how I viewed it was weird. so I don’t think I’ve told a lot of people that view

(Source: satanel)

Sunday, March 9, 2014
Saturday, March 8, 2014
leavemealonewithmyvoices:

matsor: Laura Marling explains the connectedness of all vibrations.

leavemealonewithmyvoices:

matsor: Laura Marling explains the connectedness of all vibrations.

Let people feel the weight of who you are and let them deal with it. John Eldridge (via creatingaquietmind)

(Source: arrayedlike1ofthese)

stevemccurrystudios:

One of the most ancient and immediate forms of folk art is the handprint, a primordial graphic mark that McCurry has documented around the world. In this house in Kamdesh, Afghanistan, the wood-panelled walls are covered with a series of roughly applied impressions. 

stevemccurrystudios:

One of the most ancient and immediate forms of folk art is the handprint, a primordial graphic mark that McCurry has documented around the world.

In this house in Kamdesh, Afghanistan, the wood-panelled walls are covered with a series of roughly applied impressions. 

Friday, March 7, 2014
Books were what saved me. The Library of Unrequited Love by Sophie Divry (via treesofreverie)