"Being born a woman is an awful tragedy. Yes, my consuming desire to mingle with road crews, sailors and soldiers, bar room regulars—to be a part of a scene, anonymous, listening, recording—all is spoiled by the fact that I am a girl, a female always in danger of assault and battery. My consuming interest in men and their lives is often misconstrued as a desire to seduce them, or as an invitation to intimacy. Yet, God, I want to talk to everybody I can as deeply as I can. I want to be able to sleep in an open field, to travel west, to walk freely at night."

Sylvia Plath

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newyorker:

The French photographer Antoine Bruy’s fascination with self-sufficient life styles prompted him to travel across a number of European mountain ranges to document people who are trying to gain, in his words, “greater energy, food, economic, or social autonomy.” A look at his photos: http://nyr.kr/1oodSjd

Top: Vincent, the Pyrenees, France, 2012.
Bottom: Inside a geodesic dome, Sierra del Hacho, Spain, 2013.
Photographs by Antoine Bruy.

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“My great hope for us as young women is to start being kinder to ourselves so that we can be kinder to each other. To stop shaming ourselves and other people for things we don’t know the full story on—whether someone is too fat, too skinny, too short, too tall, too loud, too quiet, too anything. There’s a sense that we’re all ‘too’ something, and we’re all not enough. This is life. Our bodies change. Our minds change. Our hearts change. Things are always evolving. I hope we can be supportive of each other and try to really have each other’s backs, especially when we don’t know the whole story.”

“My great hope for us as young women is to start being kinder to ourselves so that we can be kinder to each other. To stop shaming ourselves and other people for things we don’t know the full story on—whether someone is too fat, too skinny, too short, too tall, too loud, too quiet, too anything. There’s a sense that we’re all ‘too’ something, and we’re all not enough. This is life. Our bodies change. Our minds change. Our hearts change. Things are always evolving. I hope we can be supportive of each other and try to really have each other’s backs, especially when we don’t know the whole story.”

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"Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough."

Ernest Hemingway  (via euphoricnonsensee)

Another argument for being present, and mindful. I’m working on this, every day…

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CinemaCon Awards - Shailene Woodley’s acceptance speech for the “Star of Tomorrow” award begins at 21:13

You gotta do you. And no one knows how to do you like you, and nobody knows how to do her like her.

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I wish all these ‘Twihards’ would stop bashing Shailene for having her own opinion. I mean, even RPatz spoke out against Twilight and said that he would ‘mindlessly hate it’ if he wasn’t involved. Come on people, there is a thing called freedom of speech!