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Chamois, Italy ↝ Alessandro Laraspata

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Chamois, Italy ↝ Alessandro Laraspata

(via emily-king)

I saw this quote today at a restaurant:

"We come to this world empty-handed and we leave this world empty-handed. How do we want to spend the time in between?"

Then I saw this quote today on facebook:

"Hold everything in your hands lightly, otherwise it hurts when God pries your fingers open."

I think someone’s trying to tell me something. 

SOHN | Lessons

Of lessons learned, of lessons learned
Of bridges burned, of bridges burned
This time I’ll do things differently
This time I’d like to need you less

I’m struggling, I’m struggling
I’ve given in, I’ve given in
This time I’ll keep an overview
This time I’ll keep away from you
This time I’ll keep away from you

 

right thing | rosie lowe

when things got tough

i flew a million miles like a shooting star

i had to get as far as i could go 

So long we’ve been distant now,
Since you set out on your own,
You told me you had to find something to believe in.
Never thought you’d ever leave,
But as you walked out the door
I pray that you will soon find
All that you needing.
And while you’re out there on your own,
If the rain starts falling,
Or you get too cold.

If you need a place to go,
Oh, I just want you to know
It’s alright, it’s alright, it’s alright.
Oh, you can come to my door,
I don’t mind, I don’t mind, 
I don’t mind at all.

At first it sounded like just another love song about an estranged lover, but reflecting further on the lyrics, it actually reminded me of the parable of the prodigal son. Thinking about the love that parents (and if you are spiritual: God) give to their children always moves me to tears. One day, I’ll also have to face the everlasting struggle of all parents: the instinctual desire to keep our children sheltered versus the wisdom to let them explore the world to learn and experience things for themselves. I love how this song beautifully captures those moments of letting go, of loving unconditionally, and the happy homecoming. 

me, myself, and I

happy one year anniversary to me

of getting to know myself better.
being ok alone.
of learning things about myself and accepting the good and the bad.
loving myself.

Dear universe: 
Protect me from what I want.
kthnxbai. 

Dear universe: 

Protect me from what I want.

kthnxbai. 

"Talk like best friends. Play like children. Argue like husband and wife. Protect each other like brother and sister."
#heywishyouwerehere

"Talk like best friends. Play like children. Argue like husband and wife. Protect each other like brother and sister."

#heywishyouwerehere

"We shouldn’t judge someone based on one snapshot of their life, we should measure someone by the totality of their existence."

TIM | 40 days of dating 

so forgive yourself already. 

shortformblog:

New to the North Korean domestic market? Locally-produced smartphones (at least that’s what they say). The Android-based Arirang devices are Kim Jong-un tested, government approved. (AFP photos)

fotojournalismus:

awkwardsituationist:
in many african countries, women provide
70% of the agricultural workers
60-80% of the labour to produce food for home consumption and sale
100% of the processing for basic food stuffs
90% of household water and fuelwood*
80% of food storage and transport from farm to village*
90% of the hoeing and weeding work
60% of the harvesting and marketing activities
but struggle to secure land rights, owning less than 2% of the land, while only 10% of credit allowances is extended to them, mainly because national legislation and customary law do not allow wives to share land property rights with their husbands, or because they are excluded from land entitlement schemes and consequently cannot provide the collateral required by lending institutions.
photo by joe penney of bintou samake of heremankono, mali planting beans while carrying her son, mahamadou on her back.
*one study found that over the course of a year, african women carried more than 80 tons of fuel, water and farm produce for a distance of 1 km, while men only carried an average of 10 tons for 1 km each year

fotojournalismus:

awkwardsituationist:

in many african countries, women provide

  • 70% of the agricultural workers
  • 60-80% of the labour to produce food for home consumption and sale
  • 100% of the processing for basic food stuffs
  • 90% of household water and fuelwood*
  • 80% of food storage and transport from farm to village*
  • 90% of the hoeing and weeding work
  • 60% of the harvesting and marketing activities

but struggle to secure land rights, owning less than 2% of the land, while only 10% of credit allowances is extended to them, mainly because national legislation and customary law do not allow wives to share land property rights with their husbands, or because they are excluded from land entitlement schemes and consequently cannot provide the collateral required by lending institutions.

photo by joe penney of bintou samake of heremankono, mali planting beans while carrying her son, mahamadou on her back.

*one study found that over the course of a year, african women carried more than 80 tons of fuel, water and farm produce for a distance of 1 km, while men only carried an average of 10 tons for 1 km each year

listen to this as you read my post below. 

유미 | 잃어버린30년

Youme | Lost 30 Years