There is so much to learn about being simple and simply being.

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theselfproclaimedultimatenerd:

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thecrofoot:

when a concert you really wanted to go to sells out
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La Sapienza University Campus - Museum of Classical Art
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alwaysrunningfortrains:

15th century Aztec codex demonstrating what happens when you shove a cactus up your butt, courtesy of the Melbourne Museum

Thank you for being so patient with me
I’ve been weaker than I ought to be
Despair and jealousy blinded my mind
And I couldn’t see how you’re trying for me.

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20aliens:

Restoration room, St. Petersburgby Andrew Moore
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The Perigee is the point in the moon’s orbit at which it’s closest to Earth
Photographed at midnight in Tuktoyaktuk, Canada by Francis Anderson (May 5th, 2012)
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Hemlock Grove has the most awesome and gruesome werewolf transformation I’ve seen in a long time. 
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brahmaanda:


Elephant Blessings in India
In Hindu religion, elephants represents one of the faith’s most important Gods— Ganesha. Those who traveled to India may have noticed that many large Hindu temples have elephants stationed outside their doors to give blessings to visitors. The god Ganesha’s head is that of an elephant, and the blessing of temple elephants are highly valued. 

Some temples hire elephants for use during important festivals, while others have elephants donated to them to use daily. Each blessing costs a nominal fee which is often split between the elephant’s caretaker and the temple. It is estimated that the southern state of Kerala alone has over 500 temple elephants.
These sentient and social animals are usually not provided with proper veterinary care and are kept chained and alone surrounded by the urban noise and crowds. They suffer from heat exhaustion and foot diseases that literally wear away the bottoms of the feet from standing on the hard stone flooring of temples.
The elephant trainer or mahout is not required to have any formal education in animal care and training methods typically involve the systematic use of physical pain to establish dominance. These abused and neglected elephants are exploited for the primary purpose of making money for their owners.
It is important to be sensitive to cultural and religious traditions. However, the wellbeing of these elephants, especially in the name of religion, can be greatly improved. Perhaps, with the right amount of sensitivity and awareness, these traditions can be modified so that temple elephants will be given the respect and care they deserve. (x/x)
"But sometimes we get sad about things and we don’t like to tell other people that we are sad about them. We like to keep it a secret. Or sometimes we are sad but we don’t really know we are sad. So we say we aren’t sad. But really we are."
Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-Time (via alighthouseofwords)

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