Sono stanca del senso di colpa in sottofondo, di pensare che ci sia sempre qualcosa di sbagliato in me, qualcosa che dovrei fare e non faccio, qualche treno che ho perso, qualcosa d’importante che non ho ancora risolto e di essere sempre sola.

cross-connect:

Lilli Carré’s  animations are so much fun and fluid, I’m incredibly jealous of her. 

Selected by Mariana

favorite artists: Claude Monet (1840-1926)

“Without the water, the lilies cannot live, as I am without art.”
“I will paint almost blind, as Beethoven composed completely deaf.”

"Se qualcuno veramente ti vuole, fa di tutto per averti, anche in qualsiasi modo. Non ci sono se, non ci sono ma, non ci sono forse, non c’è paura, non c’è tensione, non c’è confusione, non ci sono motivi, c’è solo l’amore, l’amore che prova per te, l’amore che c’è nel suo cuore. C’è quell’amore che è più forte di tutto.”
Hope. (via hotroppecosedadire)

awkwardsituationist:

elephants are conspicuously expressive and joyful creatures. when celebrating a birth or reuniting with old acquaintances, elephants will intertwine their trunks together and engage in friendly trunk wrestling. when trying to console a loved one, elephants will stroke or caress each others’ heads and backs with their trunks.

demonstrations of true consolation in animals are rare, and has only been documented in the great apes, canines, and some corvids. this might be because complex cognitive abilities are required for consolation, such as the ability to empathically take the perspective of another. elephants are one of the few animals to pass the mirror test.

with their strong social bonds, it’s not surprising that elephants show concern for others. elephants get distressed when they see others in distress, reaching out to calm them down. the consistency with which elephants responded to a friend in distress is quite remarkable. rarely does an elephant give a distress call without a response from a friend or group member nearby.

photos by mario moreno. some text from a february 2014 wired article

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Hook vs The Modern World.

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