Gifts of Unknown Things

Have you ever had a feeling that you were going to run into someone and then you actually saw them moments later? Of course, it’s a common thing that happens to everyone, and it’s typically shrugged off as a mere coincidence. But in the haunting novel “Gifts of...

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The Lotus

“Egypt loved the lotus because it never dies. It is the same for people who are loved. Thus can something as insignificant as a name- two syllables, one high, one sweet- summon up the innumerable smiles and tears, sighs and dreams of a human life.” -Anita Diamant, The...

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Nostalgia

“We are torn between nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange. As often as not, we are homesick most for the places we have never known.” ― Carson McCullers One of my favorite quotes of all time....

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Fluctuating

“Present is gone. Fantasy is a part of reality and we take the brakes off. We are thinking clearly and not thinking at all. And this feels right. We stop trying to control things. Warm rush of chemicals through us. We are fluctuating. Is this brain damage? We forget...

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World Elephant Day

As humans, we have so much to learn from elephants. Scientists are constantly in awe of the mindful altruism the world’s largest land mammal extends not only to fellow elephants, but also to many other species in distress, including people, proving that animals are...

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The Earth is the Ocean

The ocean’s surface is a facade. The Pacific’s peaceful ripples seem to flow off the end of the Earth like an infinity pool, changing colors with the horizon or glistening like the Koh-i-Noor diamond under the summer sun. In a way, beaches are a borderland between...

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Every Summer Has a Story

If we allow these moments to stick to us like sand… our lives can become *castles*. Shout out to my good friend Blayne for editing this picture I took. Check out his Instagram for more amazing photos....

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