Mazzy Star - Fade Into You



I want to hold the hand inside you
I want to take a breath that's true
I look to you when I see nothing
I look to you to see the truth

You live your life, you go in shadow
You'll come apart and you'll go blind
Some kind of night into your darkness
Close your eyes with what's not there

Fade into you
Strange you never knew
Fade into you
I think it's strange you never knew

A stranger's light comes on slowly
A stranger's heart without a home
You put your hands into your head
And then smiles cover your heart

Fade into you
Strange you never knew
Fade into you
I think it's strange you never knew

Fade into you
Strange you never knew
Fade into you
I think it's strange you never knew

"Real" people







"r"re

Give in occasionnally




Even Godzilla needs sleep.





“The worst surroundings in the world can be tolerated

“The worst surroundings in the world can be tolerated if the people in them are interesting and kind.”
― Lemony Snicket, The Bad Beginning





Put me in coach


"Centerfield"
Well, a-beat the drum and hold the phone

The sun came out today

We're born again, there's new grass on the field

A-roundin' third and headed for home

It's a brown-eyed handsome man

Anyone can understand the way I feel



Oh, put me in coach, I'm ready to play today

Put me in coach, I'm ready to play today

Look at me, I can be centerfield



Well, I spent some time in the Mudville Nine

Watching it from the bench

You know I took some lumps, when the mighty Case struck out

So say hey, Willie, tell the Cobb

And Joe DiMaggio

Don't say it ain't so, you know the time is now



Oh, put me in coach, I'm ready to play today

Put me in coach, I'm ready to play today

Look at me, I can be centerfield



Yeah, I got it, I got it



Got a beat-up glove, a home-made bat

And a brand new pair of shoes

You know I think it's time to give this game a ride

Just to hit the ball, and touch 'em all

A moment in the sun

It's a-gone and you can tell that one good-bye



Oh, put me in coach, I'm ready to play today

Put me in coach, I'm ready to play today

Look at me (yeah), I can be centerfield



Oh, put me in coach, I'm ready to play today

Put me in coach, I'm ready to play today

Look at me, gotta be, centerfield

Yeah




Perfect friend




Watching the clouds go by

,








HappyPug


“...and when he dies, cut him out in little stars,

and the face of heaven will be so fine that all the world will be in love with night and pay no heed to the garish sun.” 

William Shakespeare




There is a decivilizing bug somewhere at work;

unconsciously persons of

stern worth, by not resenting and resisting the small indignities of the times,
are preparing themselves for the eventual acceptance of what they themselves
know they don’t want.

Harper's Magazine (October 1938); quoted in Scott Elledge, E.B. White:
A Biography (New York: Norton, 1984), ch. X: Mr Tilley's Departure (p. 209)






If you trust in Nature,



in the small Things that hardly anyone sees and that can so suddenly become huge, immeasurable; if you have this love for what is humble and try very simply, as someone who serves, to win the confidence of what seems poor: then everything will become easier for you, more coherent and somehow more reconciling, not in your conscious mind perhaps, which stays behind, astonished, but in your innermost awareness, awakeness, and knowledge. 

Rainer Maria Rilke
Letter Four (16 July 1903)




Green ceramic tile





Tile pattern, King’s Palace door, Morocco. (1)



“The doors to the world of the wild Self are few but precious.

If you have a deep scar, that is a door, if you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the water so much you almost cannot bear it, that is a door. If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door.”

 Clarissa Pinkola Estés
Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype





Bamboo zen forest

"Crown shyness"

Crown shyness (from Wikipedia) (also canopy disengagement, canopy shyness, or intercrown spacing) is a phenomenon observed in some tree species, in which the crowns of fully stocked trees do not touch each other, forming a canopy with channel-like gaps. 
The phenomenon is most prevalent among trees of the same species, but also occurs between trees of different species. There exist many hypotheses as to why crown shyness is an adaptive behavior, and research suggests that it might inhibit spread of leaf-eating insect larvae.



A prominent hypothesis is that canopy shyness has to do with mutual light sensing by adjacent plants. The photoreceptor-mediated shade avoidance response is a well-documented behavior in a variety of plant species. 
Neighbor detection is thought to be a function of several unique photoreceptors. Plants are able to sense the proximity of neighbors by sensing backscattered far-red (FR) light...



Many species of plant respond to an increase in FR light (and, by extension, encroaching neighbors) by directing growth away from the FR stimulus and by increasing the rate of elongation.


The characterization of these behaviors might suggests that crown shyness is simply the result of mutual shading based on well-understood shade avoidance responses.  A recent study has suggested that Arabidopsis shows different leaf placement strategies when grown amongst kin and unrelated conspecifics, shading dissimilar neighbors and avoiding kin.... 


Damn. Hard to not forget 9/11



Damn you, Esquire  http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a48031/the-falling-man-tom-junod/?src=nl&mag=esq&list=nl_enl_news&date=091117


Wars suck

"The song is very simply about war. Us and them is referring to the sides of the war."God only knows its not what we would choose to do" is saying that he knows that both sides don't really want to be in the war. "And who knows which is which and who is who" is saying that everybody, in the end, is the same. and there is really no point in warring with each other. Some of the stuff i have said may be a tad innaccurate, but I'm only human. This is the general concept of the song, though."





Chicken + duck eggs







CHANTICLEER -

a rooster; used as a proper name in medieval fables.
Etymology: from Old French Chantecler, from chanter cler, ”to sing clearly”.




Brahma pootra Fowls, From an original painting by Harrison Weir


Buff-colored Polish Laced Chicken.

White Frizzle (8) , Sebright (2) ,  Pink Frizzle hen, 


Gold  Branded Brahma Rooster (2), Polish Trot (3), 

Golden roosters.



 Congratulations on your happiness! Images taken from the daily life of people.  Cultural Revolution (China) posters. 

Honnold Mudd Library. Special Collections


Stories

“The story is not told to lift you up, to make you feel better, or to entertain you, although all those things can be true. The story is meant to take the spirit into a descent to find something that is lost or missing and to bring it back to consciousness again.”

Don't look down


Architectual Golden Gate Bridge


“Like night dreams, stories often use symbolic language, therefore bypassing the ego and persona, and traveling straight to the spirit and soul who listen for the ancient and universal instructions embedded there. Because of this process, stories can teach, correct errors, lighten the heart and the darkness, provide psychic shelter, assist transformation and heal wounds.”

― Clarissa Pinkola Estés, The Gift of Story: A Wise Tale About What is Enough


Beautiful beetles gif II




“Nature does not ask permission. Blossom and birth whenever you feel like it.”

― Clarissa Pinkola Estés



Watermelon





Teaching people how to treat you






Good morning




A question he kept on asking: is life really fair?

No, life is not fair for those who surrender. Keep trying until this world justifies your hard work.
The Rest is your wish. Keep cribbing about your shitty life, while sitting whole day on sofa and watching others' life and their success.

--

In biology, there is something called evolution.
The term evolution can be translated to “unfolding,” meaning it describes how things change gradually when there’s no specific plan. Evolution is an antifragile process. It gets stronger from stress and setbacks. Think of a hydra: for every head you cut off, two grow back.
But in order to do so, its parts must be fragile: individual specimens die all the time, serving as feedback for the mechanism as to which traits work, and which ones don’t.
For example, if a city is plagued by too many pigeons, catfish will suddenly start hunting them. That’s a fish, eating a bird! Eventually, the pigeons will figure out how to avoid the fish, but to do so, a few birds must die - and that’s not fair.

Some responses to the question, "is life fair" on Quora



'Silverfishes' from Pinterest


So no, life isn’t fair. However, none of this is a cause to worry,

because what is fair is that we’ve all been given the same mental equipment, the same capacity, to accept life’s imbalance.
Once you’ve realized life’s not fair, all that’s left for you is to look at the entire spectrum of possible actions you can take and say:
“Which of these will make today better?”


Life will always be unfair, and some of these inequalities we will never be able to change. Mo Gawdat is a great example of using perspective and reaction as a tool to deal with that. He went from losing his son to sharing their idea of happiness with the world, and he acted fast, because among all his possible choices, he saw this to be the best one.
Whatever pain, grief and sorrow life has caused you, that pain is entirely self-inflicted.
Once you realize that, life will never be the same.
We all have a chance to make this realization.
And I think that’s pretty fair.