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Twenty Four. Purebred Texicana with a heart that feels too much and hands that do too little.

The soul is healed by being with children.

Humans are so precious.

Tonight, I had drinks with someone who is here shooting for National Geographic that was from TEXAS and went to Texas State.




We are a nation of laws and compassion. Full video here.


You don’t measure love in time. You measure love in transformation. Sometimes the longest connections yield very little growth, while the briefest of encounters change everything. The heart doesn’t wear a watch - it’s timeless. It doesn’t care how long you know someone. It doesn’t care if you had a 40 year anniversary if there is no juice in the connection. What the heart cares about is resonance. Resonance that opens it, resonance that enlivens it, resonance that calls it home. And when it finds it, the transformation begins…

— Jeff Brown (via cosmofilius

Babies and puppies are small. So are dimes and Skittles. You’re a fucking woman. A woman! You are entitled to occupy as much fucking space as you like with your awesomeness, and you better be suspicious as fuck of anybody who tells you differently.
Why, ladies? Why must we continue to whittle ourselves down? Who is it for? What is it for? You can walk through a certain aisle at the pharmacy or at the grocery store and see the language of diminishment all over the packaging for weight loss aids of all kinds. “Shrink your waist.” “Lose inches off your thighs.” “Slim down.” “Get skinny.”

How about “Grow your mind.” “Increase your confidence and productivity.” “Beef up your knowledge.” “Enlarge your scope of asskicking.”

That’s a valid message for women and girls: grow, expand, branch out, open up, get bigger, wider, faster, stronger, better, smarter. Go up not down. Get strong, not skinny.

You are not here to get smaller. You are not here to have a thin waist and thighs. You are not here to disappear. You’re here to change the world! Change the fucking world, then! Forget about “losing a few pounds.” Think about what you could be gaining instead.

— Ladybud.com (via clearthatmindofcant)


Foster Huntington


woman drying her saree on  Konark beach

by vbsuresh


Night shooting assignment in Patan Durbar Square.

"This tripod…is Nepal,” Bri exclaimed as we tried to understand how our supervisor, Ram, super-glued the legs of his two broken tripods. We ended up improvising and bumping up to our highest ISOs, but it was cool to experience life in Lalitpur at nighttime. Everything feels rich in the air, even when the sky is dark. 

What I didn’t say on my photo blog is the instance, however seemingly brief, where we saw a young girl get physically abused by the male figures of her family. It’s the first case of any type of violence I’ve seen in Nepal so far, and the issues of domestic violence and violence against Nepali women is one I’ve been trying to explore the past few weeks as I’ve been covering a school for older women. However, it’s hard to understand this issue from the peaceful, gentle context that I have experienced this place and its people. I know I’m an outsider from this land and its culture, but Nepal is the only place I’ve ever been to where I haven’t experienced a single situation of sexual harassment or even been made to feel the slightest bit uncomfortable (through others’ actions, anyway). How, then, is an entire city hiding its maltreatment of women and young girls? My biggest wish as I begin the official one-week countdown to returning home is to stay longer and to work exhaustively in uncovering and documenting these things that matter. But, I realize that as I soon head back to the RGV, I’ll have other similar things to fight for. Home is my place to fight for.


Come Up Around The Bend by Petter Sandell
Being raised in an unstable household makes you understand that the world doesn’t exist to accommodate you, which… is something a lot of people struggle to understand well into their adulthood. It makes you realize how quickly a situation can shift, how danger really is everywhere. But crises when they occur, do not catch you off guard; you have never believed you lived under a shelter of some essential benevolence. And an unstable childhood makes you appreciate calmness and not crave excitement.

— Curtis Sittenfeld (via wordsthat-speak)


Osamu Yokonami, Movie