"What a sad era when it is easier to smash an atom than a prejudice."
— Albert Einstein
(Source: purplebuddhaproject, via cactus-cock)
Still think plants are not sentient? They have a different form of consciousness than we do but they are aware of their surroundings. Their senses are different and they exist in a different time dimension but they are most definitely self aware.
(Source: panatmansam, via gnostic-forest)
"There is no final, satisfying way to balance our need to be known with our need to be alone. The balance is always uncertain and provisional; it’s always a matter of dissatisfaction, give-and-take, and sacrifice…It’s up to each of us to balance the risks and rewards—to trade, in right proportion, loneliness for freedom, explicability for mystery, and the knowable for the unknown within ourselves."
— Joshua Rothman, from Virginia Woolf’s Idea Of Privacy
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There is a wasting disease that causes sea stars’ arms to walk away from their bodies. The arms do not regenerate like normal, and the starfish’s body essentially disintegrates. The disease is affecting several species of starfish all along the West Coast (from Southern California up to Alaska) and a few places along the East Coast. Source and more.
"Let people feel the weight of who you are and let them deal with it."
— John Eldredge
(Source: purplebuddhaproject, via dayzea)
Honduran white tent bats roosting under a heliconia leaf, which they sever down the length of its midrib to create a ‘tent’ that provides a waterproof shelter and protection from potential predators.
(Source: nubbsgalore, via saddeer)
"If she doesn’t scare the hell out of you a little, she’s not the one."