People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don’t find myself saying, “Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner.” I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.

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take me back! #seville

take me back! #seville

When de Tocqueville coined the term in 1835, we might have had some small claim to actually being exceptional. The US was unique among western nations in that it was not founded on a theocratic or monarchistic system. Ironically, the conservatives who blather the loudest about our “exceptionalism” are destroying whatever claim we might have had, by turning us into a two-bit imperialistic plutocracy. So there you have it. We have an economic system with the all the characteristics of a banana republic. We work harder and longer than citizens of any other developed nation, and we’re not as happy. We have more expensive, less effective health care. We send our young men and women overseas in a bewildering and expensive quest for what? Security? Imperialism and corporate welfare for Defense contractors is more like it. And we are less happy than our “socialist” brethren. The Curse of ‘American Exceptionalism’ (via azspot)

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Inside us there is a word we cannot pronounce and that is who we are. — Anthony Marra  (via elige)

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THIS

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truth

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I realized these were all the snapshots which our children would look at someday with wonder, thinking their parents had lived smooth, well-ordered lives and got up in the morning to walk proudly on the sidewalks of life, never dreaming the raggedy madness and riot of our actual lives, our actual night, the hell of it, the senseless emptiness. — Jack Kerouac (via wordsthat-speak)

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love this.

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I was not designed to be forced. I will breathe after my own fashion. Let us see who is the strongest. On the Duty of Civil Disobedience  (via fuckyeahthoreau)
Everything will change when your desire to move on exceeds your desire to hold on. — Alan Cohen
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. — Henry David Thoreau

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Three things you can’t recover in life …
The moment, after it’s passed
The words, after they’re spoken and
The time, after it’s lost.

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