If I Were A Great Lake

Two Prisoners behind bars,
One looks at the mud.
The other looks at the stars.

myshoesuntied:

Zachary Schomburg, from The Book of Joshua.
I need to lie down/get up/find another way to/move now.

myshoesuntied:

Zachary Schomburg, from The Book of Joshua.

I need to lie down/get up/find another way to/move now.

“In bed at 4PM
I held my pillow
and thought “oh well”
in regards to my entire life.”

—   Tao Lin  (via blackbettywhite)

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“There’s too much lime in the world and not enough gin.”

—   Frank O’Hara  (via apoetreflects)

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He can't win. That's because our masked bandit is a coward.
He never took an oath. He's a fake, he's a liar, and a coward.

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“In order to be born from something you have to leave it.”

—   Zachary Schomburg, from The Book of Joshua (via myshoesuntied)

nubbsgalore:

photos by gerry ellis from the david sheldrick wildlife trust, a nursery and orphanage for elephants in kenya’s tsavo east national park. here, fifty five keepers are charged with being around the clock parents to an elephant. the elephants, however, are the ones who chose their caretakers; it is the keepers who must ingratiate themselves to the elephants and earn their trust.

when elephants first arrive at the orphanage they are often traumatized from having witnessed the slaughter of their mothers and family by poachers. grieving can last several months, and they often lose the will to live. but as dame daphne sheldrick, founder of the orphanage, explains, a caretaker is charged with “persuading an elephant to live when it wants to die.”

approximately 35,000 elephants are killed by humans every year. with an estimated 350,000 elephants left in the whole continent of africa, they will be gone in the wild within ten years.

cbc’s the nature of things did a program on the elephants and their caretakers. you can foster an elephant with the david sheldrick wildlife trust online here. for more on the emotional lives of elephants, as well as the david sheldrick wildlife trust and other human efforts to save them, check out these posts

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“Ah, but verses are so paltry an achievement if they are written early in life. One should wait, and gather meaning and sweetness a whole life long, a long life if possible, and then, at the very end, one might perhaps be able to write ten good lines. For verses are not feelings, as people imagine—those one has early enough; they are experiences.”

—   Rainer Maria Rilke, from The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge (Penguin Classics, 2009)

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"why do i smell self-tanning cream and teeth whitener? …banks."

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“Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.”

—   Aldous Huxley, Brave New World (via paradissecove)

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salonduthe:

Kneeling Female in Orange-Red Dress by Egon Schiele, mixed media drawing, 1910.

salonduthe:

Kneeling Female in Orange-Red Dress
by Egon Schiele, mixed media drawing, 1910.

(Source: artistdaily.com)