Charles Bukowski, Burning In Water Drowning In Flame (via introspectivepoet)
Your mental health is my priority. (via be-fearless-brave-and-kind)
I appreciate my thighs.
Hell, 18 out of the 24 hours of the
day, I love them.
They are soft and they get agitated
when I wear dresses, but they
deal with it. They move with me
and I am grateful for that.
My face is peaceful. Is that weird to
say? On a good day, it’s a river
before the wind touches it.
See, I’m trying to be positive.
I’m taking myself apart,
piece by piece,
and enjoying the miracle of how I
My lips. My uneven lips.
I love them crooked.
My lopsided little mouth that
is always pouting.
How about it?
A love poem about myself.
A love poem about my own
I think I’m in love with how
unattractive I can be. I think
I’m dizzy with how much of me
I mean, I’m like a house I never
get tired of exploring. I’m like a
maze that has fireworks in the center
I’m mad at myself for all the years
I wasted thinking my body
was a bad thing.
I wish I’d written this sooner.
Tomorrow, I’m gonna wear shorts and go somewhere crowded.
I’m gonna be the person with all
the sun in her.
I’m not gonna cover my eyes when
it gets too bright.
One of the most awesome things to witness is when someone talks about all things they’re going to do and accomplish. You see the light in their eyes and you know they mean it. You believe and know that they can do whatever it is that they’re saying. I’ve got to witness that a lot lately, and every time I do I’m at a loss for words. What can you possibly say to someone who plans on changing the world? You don’t say anything, you nod your head, or you say you’re going to join them. I don’t what it is, but seeing that faith that someone has in their own abilities is amazing. I’ve loved watching that lately.
photos by (click pic) saravanan dhandapani, vilvesh swaminathan and mahesh balasubramanian from the mayana soora thiruvizha festival, which occurs every march in the small, southern indian village of kaveripattinam and is devoted to angalamman, one of the fiercest forms of the mother goddess mariamman.
Jellyfish Lake in Palau. Apparently the jellies have lost their ability to sting because of lack of predators in the lake and you can swim with them!
WAIT BUT THAT’S NOT EVEN THE COOLEST PART: These jellyfish carry small populations of algae inside their bodies and derive much of their nutrition from the sugars that the algae produce. The jellyfish follow the sun across the lake each day and rotate continuously, so that the algae are always getting maximum sunlight exposure for photosynthesis. Then at night they dive to deeper parts of the lake so the algae can absorb nitrogen. It’s one of the best examples of endosymbiosis in action and it’s KICKASS.
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