Your Voice

Minute smiles sneak away,
While you immodestly sing as you may.
Your sunrise renditions awaken their ears
With lyrics they never hear.
Rather, they bask in the warmth of your Voice
As if it was their only choice.

Beneath the unabashed melody, their thoughts encase
And stir with an unsettling pace:
Maybe It’s a lovely lie
Like the idyllic waters nearby
That unfurl and appease
The mind’s erratic wheeze.

It does not await for audiences to subside
In fear of mere chide.
It submerges them and astounds
As It amplifies from the ground.
Suddenly, the doubts conceal
Once they learn that It is Real.


How Do You Feel About Being Turned Into Compost When You Die? | Co.Exist | ideas impact:

Even when we’re dead, most Americans keep adding to our carbon footprints. Can the rituals around death be redesigned to become more sustainable?
With her Urban Death Project, designer Katrina Spade has been working on a greener alternative for the last three years. Along with the environmental issues, the design also considers the problem of space—cemeteries in the U.S. take up about a million acres of land, and as populations grow, even more space is needed. Spade wanted to find an answer that would allow people to be buried in cities.
The design uses composting to turn bodies into soil-building material for nearby farms and community gardens, so people literally become part of the city they once lived in. A four-story building, which Spade envisions being built in neighborhoods across a city, would serve both as composter and a place for ritual, where family members could see the deceased person for the last time. The composting process would take about two years.

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How magic conquered pop culture: ”In the real world we’re busy staring at our phones as global warming gradually renders the world we’re ignoring uninhabitable. Fantasy holds out the possibility that there’s another way to live.” 
Illustration by Nick Iluzada for TIME.


Armenian photographer Suren Manvelyan took some extreme close ups of various animals’ eyes, and the results are stunning.

Using a macro lens, Suren reveals intricate textures and a myriad of colors in the eyes of everything from guinea pigs to amazonian pythons.

Stunning Macro Photos of Animals’ Eyes

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 2x09 - “Cased Up” (November 11, 1991)


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my friend and i had to break a social norm for our sociology class so we drove around and catcalled boys (and one male teacher omfg) and they all looked so alarmed and confused and like they thought we were straight up crazy it was priceless and it rlly highlighted the fact that women just expect to be harassed when walking down the street whereas guys are just completely taken aback by it

this is a really important thing for people to understand

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I dont remember this episode….

"If you long to feel secure in a relationship you must begin by feeling secure in yourself."

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Favorite missing book quotes → "Lucky you pay attention in Herbology, Hermione." (requested by irlmun

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Handwritten by whitepaperquotes contributor Mehernaz

"A dying friend once told me, ‘I wish I hadn’t spent so many Mondays wishing it were Friday. I also wish I had made better use of those Fridays, for better stories on Monday.’"

- A Wolf’s Thoughts (via sleepychick)

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"Write drunk, edit sober."

- Ernest Hemingway (via nudelip)

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"I was set free because my greatest fear had been realized, and I still had a daughter who I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life."

Happy Birthday Joanne Rowling (7/31/1965) and Harry James Potter (7/31/1980)

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