random bits that have left traces; a heavy dose of cover songs

"He awoke each morning with the desire to do right, to be a good and meaningful person, to be, as simple as it sounded and as impossible as it actually was, happy. And during the course if each day his heart would descend from his chest into his stomach. By early afternoon he was overcome by the feeling that nothing was right, our nothing was right for him, and by the desire to be alone. By evening he was fulfilled: alone in the magnitude of his grief, alone in his aimless guilt, alone even in his loneliness. I am not sad, he would repeat to himself over and over, I am not sad. As if he might one day convince himself. Or fool himself. Or convince others—the only thing worse than being sad is for others to know that you are sad. I am not sad. I am not sad. Because his life has unlimited potential for happiness, insofar as it was an empty white room. He would fall asleep with his heart at the foot of his bed, like some domesticated animal that was no part of him at all. And each morning he would wake with it again in the cupboard of his rib cage, having become a little heavier, a little weaker, but still pumping. And by midafternoon he was again overcome by the desire to be somewhere else, someone else, someone else somewhere else. I am not sad."
Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated (via aequinoctium)

(Source: viixxxcii)

— 1 year ago with 33 notes
#on sadness 
rhamphotheca:

wickedfuzz:  Good Bye Old Friend

Elephants are legendary for their memory and intelligence including attributes associated with grief, making music, altruism and compassion. We came across this elephant whose corpse was overcome by vultures and jackals. From a distance we heard and then saw another elephant approaching at a fast pace. She was successful at chasing away the predators and then very slowly and with much empathy wrapped her trunk around the deceased elephants tusk. She stayed in this position for several hours guarding her friend.
(© John Chaney/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

rhamphotheca:

wickedfuzz:  Good Bye Old Friend

Elephants are legendary for their memory and intelligence including attributes associated with grief, making music, altruism and compassion. We came across this elephant whose corpse was overcome by vultures and jackals. From a distance we heard and then saw another elephant approaching at a fast pace. She was successful at chasing away the predators and then very slowly and with much empathy wrapped her trunk around the deceased elephants tusk. She stayed in this position for several hours guarding her friend.

(© John Chaney/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

— 1 year ago with 1351 notes
#animal behavior 

expose-the-light:

Animals Inside Womb

These amazing embryonic animal photographs of dolphins, sharks, dogs, penguins, cats and elephants are from a new National Geographic Documentary called “Extraordinary Animals in the Womb”.

(via staceythinx)

— 1 year ago with 2572 notes
#animalia  #wow 
naranjitoo:

Black Panther, Merab Abramishvili.

naranjitoo:

Black Panther, Merab Abramishvili.

(Source: windypoplarsroom)

— 1 year ago with 1625 notes
#animalia 

A Conversation With My 12 Year Old Self: 20th Anniversary Edition (by weepingprophet)

— 1 year ago
#future self  #past self 

kqedscience:

A dog’s last moments photographed

(via allcreatures)

— 1 year ago with 1710 notes
#social responsibility  #death 
found crumpled on my doorstep.

found crumpled on my doorstep.

— 1 year ago with 3 notes
#wake up call 

Alan Truong // John Legend - “Tonight (Best You’ve Ever Had)” (alantru0ng)

— 1 year ago
#dance sequence  #summer fling 

teapayne:

take a moment to realize you have never seen your face in person, just reflections and pictures

(via cavaan)

— 1 year ago with 702384 notes
#deep thoughts 
thebirdsofamerica:

Detail of Plate 21 of The Birds of America by John Audubon, the mockingbird. This plate shows a group of Mockingbirds defending their nest against a rattlesnake looking for its morning omelette. This is Audubon verging on melodrama. As the snake menaces the female with bared fangs, the male jumps on its back and pulls at its eye. 

thebirdsofamerica:

Detail of Plate 21 of The Birds of America by John Audubon, the mockingbird. This plate shows a group of Mockingbirds defending their nest against a rattlesnake looking for its morning omelette. This is Audubon verging on melodrama. As the snake menaces the female with bared fangs, the male jumps on its back and pulls at its eye. 

— 1 year ago with 32 notes
#audubon detail 

Just Friends (Musiq Soulchild cover) - m4tt278

— 1 year ago
#oldie but goodie