“I do my thing, and you do your thing. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you, and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, it’s beautiful.”

Santosh Kalwar, Quote Me Everyday (via ittybitty-world)

Change your thoughts and you change your life.

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We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking.
ode to ghosts, by lauren k. alleyne →


How you must miss it,
mourn in your bodiless kingdoms
this implausible world of old boots and tractors,
gizmos to tell you the way from anywhere
to wherever, or even the daily, solid way
a pan sits on a stove, and water bubbles
certainly around the curve of an egg.
What reproach you must…


Joseph Campbell, from In Memoriam: Barry Siebelt (via violentwavesofemotion)

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There is no way you can use the word "reality" without quotation marks around it.

Mary Ruefle, from “I Remember, I Remember,” Madness, Rack, & Honey (via commovente)

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I remember standing in a field in Switzerland at dusk, surrounded by cows with bells around their necks, and reading John Keats’ “Ode to a Nightingale” out loud from an open book I was holding in my hands, and I started to weep — weep is a better word for it than cry — and I remember the tears slowly streaming down my face, it was that beautiful to me, and I loved poetry that much. I was eighteen.



I figured this would be one of those ‘Like 4 Like’ scenarios but photographer, Chino Otsuka did more than just recreate old memories - she added herself to the cemented moments of her past.

In her photo series, Imagine Finding Me she focuses more on her time spent traveling - often she is standing side by side her former self or merely seen passing through these old memories. 

Ostuko says,  ”things are not quite past or present, or somewhere in between… that has reflected from my upbringing, where I’m neither here nor there, and I’m not really Japanese or English.

photo credit: Chino Otsuka

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Niels Bohr (via petrichour)

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Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real. If quantum mechanics hasn’t profoundly shocked you, you haven’t understood it yet.
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