"You must not reduce yourself to a puddle just because the person you like is afraid to swim and you are a fierce sea to them; because there will be someone who was born with love of the waves within their blood, and they will look at you with fear and respect."

— T.B. LaBerge // Things I’m Still Learning at 25 (via tblaberge)

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"Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along."

— Rumi. (via deserted-streets)

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"Without their chloroplasts plants would be left like the rest of us, to eat what they find. Instead they hold out their green palms and catch light. If there is magic in the world, surely this is it: the descendants of tiny creatures in leaves, capable of ingesting the sun."

Rob Dunn, “The Glory of Leaves,” National Geographic

  • Recommended article! 

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unamusedsloth:

Nude Portraits series by photographer Trevor Christensen

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chels:

The Aftershocks

Seven of Italy’s top scientists were convicted of manslaughter following a catastrophic quake. Has the country criminalized science? 

This is a stunning story, written by David Wolman for Matter. Not only is it absolutely insane to me that anyone could convict scientists for inaccurately predicting something as difficult to predict as an earthquake, but this bit about the compounding factor of how hard it is to describe the subtleties of prediction in the Italian language is fascinating: 

"Communicating forecasts in Italian is extra challenging. In English, we can use forecast instead of prediction to convey uncertainty. In Italian, there is only previsione, which has a strong deterministic connotation.

The divine cruelty of what happened in L’Aquila is that when Boschi said that a major earthquake was “improbable,” he was — and remains — correct. But where a career scientist hears the word improbable and knows that rare events do occur, a non-scientist hears improbable as shorthand for ain’t gonna happen.”

I also absolutely love the animation (done by rebeccamock). I saw the GIF on my dashboard days ago and couldn’t stop thinking about how cool it was, and then I happened upon the story from a different link and was so pleased that it was made for this article. 

Go read this story. It’s truly unbelievable.

tempurafriedhappiness:

Here are some dogs enjoying Popsicles. 

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laughingsquid:

Artist Creates Functional Chocolate LEGO Blocks

This brings playing with your food to a new level.
– Alexander

npr:

laughingsquid:

Artist Creates Functional Chocolate LEGO Blocks

This brings playing with your food to a new level.

– Alexander

"She likes the people with the endurance to tolerate the drudge, the ones who know that pain is a requirement, not a curse."

— Column McCann, Let the Great World Spin (via unspeakingcenter)