Martin Parr

ITALY. Pisa. The Leaning Tower of Pisa., 1990

c-print, 16.7 x 20.5 inches (42.5 x 52.1 cm)

Introverts don’t get lonely if they don’t socialize with a lot of people, but we do get lonely if we don’t have intimate interactions on a regular basis.

Sophia Dembling, in The Introvert’s Way. (via shadowlands7)

Yes. I think THIS is what it is.

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This is what it is

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estoile naiant

return to the playground

where we all are

waiting for you to throw back that rough-textured red ball

continue our ballgame 

scream, laugh, fall over and get back up again

run home with those tattered clothes so mommy can scold you for ruining them

but she won’t mind, she’ll only smile with you and your innocence

and tomorrow when the sun is at it’s apex,

and you hear us calling from in front of your steel fence,

come with us as we return to the playground


in french we don’t say “i love you”, we say “vous recevez une heure supplémentaire dans la piscine à balles” which roughly translates to “you are my sun, my stars, my everything” and i think that’s beautiful

in spanish we don’t say “i love you”, we say “vete a jalar el pescuezo al pollo” which roughly translates to “without your love, i am incapable of living”. and i really believe that’s beautiful

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Let’s try something different

You didn’t come into this world. You came out of it, like a wave from the ocean. You are not a stranger here.
Alan Watts (via elige)

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It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.
L.R. Knost   (via elige)

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do u ever do something mildly impolite like not give a nice goodbye or not hold a door and spend the rest of the day thinking about it

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We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma, and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive.
Thich Nhat Hanh  (via elige)

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sometimes I feel useless but then I remember I breathe out carbon dioxide for plants

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