outdoormagic:

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"The world is blue at its edges and in its depths. This blue is the light that got lost. Light at the blue end of the spectrum does not travel the whole distance from the sun to us. It disperses among the molecules of the air, it scatters in water. Water is colorless, shallow water appears to be the color of whatever lies underneath it, but deep water is full of this scattered light, the purer the water the deeper the blue. The sky is blue for the same reason, but the blue at the horizon, the blue of land that seems to be dissolving into the sky, is a deeper, dreamier, melancholy blue, the blue at the farthest reaches of the places where you see for miles, the blue of distance. This light that does not touch us, does not travel the whole distance, the light that gets lost, gives us the beauty of the world, so much of which is in the color blue."

Rebecca Solnit

This science-meets-poetry ode to the “lost light” that is Rayleigh-scattered blue comes from her book A Field Guide To Getting Lost (reviewed marvellously at Brain Pickings)

For a scientific take on why the sky is blue (except when it isn’t) check out this video:

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awwww-cute:

Norwegian cats are so fluffy and awesome

Jellico cats in the snow!

awwww-cute:

Norwegian cats are so fluffy and awesome

Jellico cats in the snow!

"Be confident. Be compassionate. Be intelligent. Be humble. Be generous. The universe returns to you what you put out."

Lauren Jauregui (via erraticintrovert)

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Bu ke neng; ke neng.

Bu ke neng; ke neng.

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beckie0:

I’ve made some rather bad mistakes with education.

They’re not mistakes that I can move on from easily, they’ve had major knock on effects on everything I’ve continued to do in my life.

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Let’s go back to when it went wrong.

My secondary school were rather limited on options available to…


Sometimes a person has to take the path less desirably traveled (from the get-go or in hindsight) in order to access the true path.  Knowing where not to go is as powerful and valuable as knowing all along where, when, and how to go.

The fine print: all in good time.  When the soul breaks through and the ego receives the message of which road leads to El Dorado, it’s full steam ahead with the comfort and confidence that those other pathways would not have led to gold.

asking-jude:

I’m fairly sure the only human that is not full of utter shit is Christopher Robin.

asking-jude:

I’m fairly sure the only human that is not full of utter shit is Christopher Robin.

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"The only dream worth having is to dream that you will live while you are alive, and die only when you are dead. To love, to be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and vulgar disparity of the life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget."

— Arundhati Roy (via teenager90s)

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