— Roman Payne (The Wanderess)
there was nothing under my skin but light.
If you cut me I could shine.
Billy Collins, excerpt from “On Turning Ten” (via n-bee)
I hope that this image travels the world …
“While newspapers and television talk about the lives of celebrities, the chief of the Kayapo tribe received the worst news of his life: Dilma, “The new president of Brazil, has given approval to build a huge hydroelectric plant (the third largest in the world). It is the death sentence for all the people near the river because the dam will flood 400,000 hectares of forest. More than 40,000 Indians will have to find another place to live. The natural habitat destruction, deforestation and the disappearance of many species is a fact.”
What moves me in my very bowels , making me ashamed of being part of Western culture, is the reaction of the chief of the Kayapo community when he learned of the decision—his gesture of dignity and helplessness before the advance of capitalist progress, modern predatory civilization that does not respect the differences …
But we know that a picture is worth a thousand words, showing the reality of the true price of our bourgeois “quality of life”.
400,000 hectares gone, forever, in the name of “progress”.
I rise and fall on a seesaw that so desperately wants to stay, but knows so intrinsically that to stay would be a life of always looking, straining my eyes to see what was beyond the curve in the road I could never quite reach.
Sometimes I wish I could let it go this gypsy heart, but to do so would mean a quick and silent death, without it, I would not know myself, I would cease to breathe deeply and love fully. I would cease to wake at dawn with that desperate need to run free.
Kelly Fielding (via venuschild)
Entrance to Macocha Propast Abyss in Vyvery Punkvy Nature Reserve / Czech Republic (via jeskynecr.cz).
MAD Magazine recreates Norman Rockwell’s famous 1958 painting ‘The Runaway’
black licorice isn’t a candy it’s a punishment
“I implore those who love me to love my solitude.”
-Rainer Maria Rilke
Neatly spaced huts of a Mansaka barrio in the Philippines
National Geographic | August 1971
this guy dropped everything and booked a one way flight to Hawaii because he saw a couple pictures on the internet and thought it would be cool to live there and never went back. today he took us hiking and told us his whole life story.
“just remember that fortune favors the bold” is what he told us.