"What’s the kindest thing you almost did? Is your fear of insomnia stronger than your fear of what awoke you? Are bonsai cruel? Do you love what you love, or just the feeling? Your earliest memories: do you look though your young eyes, or look at your young self? Which feels worse: to know that there are people who do more with less talent, or that there are people with more talent? Do you walk on moving walkways? Should it make any difference that you knew it was wrong as you were doing it? Would you trade actual intelligence for the perception of being smarter? Why does it bother you when someone at the next table is having a conversation on a cell phone? How many years of your life would you trade for the greatest month of your life? What would you tell your father, if it were possible? Which is changing faster, your body, or your mind? Is it cruel to tell an old person his prognosis? Are you in any way angry at your phone? When you pass a storefront, do you look at what’s inside, look at your reflection, or neither? Is there anything you would die for if no one could ever know you died for it? If you could be assured that money wouldn’t make you any small bit happier, would you still want more money? What has been irrevocably spoiled for you? If your deepest secret became public, would you be forgiven? Is your best friend your kindest friend? Is it any way cruel to give a dog a name? Is there anything you feel a need to confess? You know it’s a “murder of crows” and a “wake of buzzards” but it’s a what of ravens, again? What is it about death that you’re afraid of? How does it make you feel to know that it’s an “unkindness of ravens”?"
Two-Minute Personality Test, Jonathan Safran Foer (via heartofthemirror)
June 4th marks the 25th anniversary of army troops and tanks being used to smash pro-democracy demonstrations in Tiananmen Square.
CHINA - MAY 27: Demonstration at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China on June 01st, 1989. (Photo by Eric BOUVET/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
CHINA - A wounded soldier of the Chinese army is rescued by students after his tank was destroyed during the Tiananmen Square massacre. (Photo by Dario MITIDIERI/Edit via Getty Images)
“The land is so harsh and the passes so numerous, that only the best of friends or the worst of enemies would visit you”.
Ladakh (meaning ‘land of the passes’) is a cold desert in the Northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is divided into the mainly Muslim Kargil district and the primarily Buddhist Leh district. The people of Ladakh have a rich folklore, some of which date back to the pre- Buddhist era. As the Himalayan farming season is short, Ladakhi only work for 4 months of the year. All ages can join in and help. During the 8 winter months work is minimal and festivals and celebrations are almost a continuous affair, giving them the opportunity to display Goncha, the traditional dress.
These Hilarious Charts Will Show You Exactly Why Correlation Doesn’t Mean Causation (please do not remove source, thanks.)
This is magnificent.
But will increasing global temperatures and their effect on snowfall reduce the number of bedsheet entanglement deaths?
(I love this)
cinematography porn - per episode [6/9]
↳ The Reichenbach Fall
Love love LOVE this. Love it. The cinematography was one of the biggest things that made me fall for this show. There are lots of scenes where I remember gasping a bit when I saw them the first time. So gorgeous.
Well, it’s photographs, no?
Los gatos mojados muestran su verdadera cara.