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"I feel so intensely the delights of shutting oneself up in a little world of one’s own, with pictures and music and everything beautiful."
Virginia Woolf, The Voyage Out (via saras-scrapbook)

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— 13 hours ago with 5232 notes
michaelmoonsbookshop:

Beautiful Flowers And How to Grow Them 
Art nouveau influence covers

michaelmoonsbookshop:

Beautiful Flowers And How to Grow Them 

Art nouveau influence covers

— 16 hours ago with 63 notes
laurashull:

Cake, 2014. oil on board. I loved working on this painting so much. Doing a whole series of paintings, sculptures, and mixed media pieces inspired by 18th century decadence is so much fun. My search for ornate gold frames never ceases and I’ve garnered quite a collection. Now all’s I have to do is fill them :)

laurashull:

Cake, 2014. oil on board.
I loved working on this painting so much. Doing a whole series of paintings, sculptures, and mixed media pieces inspired by 18th century decadence is so much fun. My search for ornate gold frames never ceases and I’ve garnered quite a collection. Now all’s I have to do is fill them :)

— 16 hours ago with 40 notes
"Would you like to save the world from the degradation and destruction it seems destined for? Then step away from shallow mass movements and quietly go to work on your own self-awareness. If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation."
Lao Tzu (via oeu)

(Source: emotional-algebra, via forestlessness)

— 16 hours ago with 3293 notes
condenasttraveler:

#eatherenow: Australian chef @bill_granger is ready to wow Waikiki with his beloved rustic fare at Bills Sydney in Honolulu. #billssydney #honolulu #hawaii #billgranger

condenasttraveler:

#eatherenow: Australian chef @bill_granger is ready to wow Waikiki with his beloved rustic fare at Bills Sydney in Honolulu. #billssydney #honolulu #hawaii #billgranger

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— 1 week ago with 1097 notes
"

I am struck occasionally, usually while snuggling the cat, with our faith in domestication.

The cat is a small, ferocious predator, twelve pounds of…well, flab and fur, frankly, in Athena’s case, but what muscle there is is strong all out of proportion to her size. I have watched three 150+ primates try and fail to subdue a ten pound cat, and consider it not at all unusual. The cat is as flexible as a snake and as strong as an ox. She has quite dainty looking teeth and claws, but there’s nothing dainty about their ability to flay flesh from bone.

If the cat and I were in a duel to the death, I would almost certainly win. I am 15+ times larger than she is, after all, and while my teeth and claws are pathetic, I have prehensile hands capable of doing terrible things. But if I had to go in naked, as the cat does, (and assuming the cat was aware that she was going to have to kill me, and not taking a nap in the corner) I can pretty much guarantee it would be a Pyhrric victory. I’d look like I’d gone ten rounds with a wolverine. I would need stitches. A lot of stitches. Possibly a glass eye. And antibiotics by the truckload. It’d be a mess, and there would even be a chance of an upset if the cat managed to go face-hugger on me.

And yet, despite the knowledge of the shocking amount of damage my small predator could inflict, it never occurs to me to worry. I pick the cat up and she tucks her head under my chin and purrs, canine teeth centimeters from my jugular, and despite the fact that I am carrying a ruthless carnivore in a position where she could, with great ease, remove me from the gene pool, I am thoroughly content with the world. Even knowing full well that cats are not even a truly domesticated animal, that Athena’s kin might best be described as “consistently tamed,” my greatest concern is that my black tank top is now coated in white cat hairs.

We have such faith in the process of domestication, despite the sheer unnaturalness of what’s happening. Small predators do not curl up on the chests of large primates and purr in the wild. And yet, every now and again, generally when my small predator is purring on the chest of this particular primate, I think How strange, how strange… that we’re doing this, and even stranger, that we both take it completely for granted, and find nothing unusual in such a completely unlikely alliance.

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— 1 week ago with 7648 notes
crusherccme:

found this gem in the 1996 Cornell Women’s Handbook. it’s what to say when a guy tries to get out of using a condom

crusherccme:

found this gem in the 1996 Cornell Women’s Handbook. it’s what to say when a guy tries to get out of using a condom

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— 1 week ago with 299474 notes