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We are in the habit of seeing untended nature as a sort of blankness, awaiting human work to fill it. It’s right there in the name: vacant lot. A place where spontaneous life is invisible, or at best considered so many weeds, the term used to lump together and dismiss what thrives in spite of our preferences.

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It’s natural for us to elide the existence of what we don’t notice, but when we do, we cultivate our own subtle form of emptiness. In cities, so-called vacant lands account for a sizable portion of our urban space: roughly 15 percent in most cities and about 6 percent in New York City. That’s a whole lot of life we’re not noticing.

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Excellent Nautilus essay on the secret wildlife of New York City. More in cognitive scientist Alexandra Horowitz’s eye-opening walk with a wildlife expert in NYC.  (via explore-blog)
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#nature #new york city #nyc #wildlife 

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#bonfire #camp fire 

allthetreesofthefield:

Honey, it’s alright to be alone.

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lerefuge:

"I believe if there’s any kind of God it wouldn’t be in any of us, not you or me but just this little space in between. If there’s any kind of magic in this world it must be in the attempt of understanding someone sharing something. I know, it’s almost impossible to succeed but who cares really? The answer must be in the attempt." 
-Before Sunrise

lerefuge:

"I believe if there’s any kind of God it wouldn’t be in any of us, not you or me but just this little space in between. If there’s any kind of magic in this world it must be in the attempt of understanding someone sharing something. I know, it’s almost impossible to succeed but who cares really? The answer must be in the attempt."

-Before Sunrise

(via itsherfactory)

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#before sunrise 
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#origami #gif #elephant #diy #tutorial 

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red-lipstick:

Wittap aka Witta Priester (New Zealand) - Canterbury Arch or Asperatus Cloud?, 2005  An amazing sky taken off the deck of a rental home in Hanmer, NZ.      Photography

red-lipstick:

Wittap aka Witta Priester (New Zealand) - Canterbury Arch or Asperatus Cloud?, 2005  An amazing sky taken off the deck of a rental home in Hanmer, NZ.      Photography

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coffeeandlight:

≫ Life’s reminder.
If I Be Wrong by Wolf Larsen. #VSCOcam

coffeeandlight:

≫ Life’s reminder.

If I Be Wrong by Wolf Larsen.
#VSCOcam

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explore-blog:

Barbara Walters on the art of conversation, the bonds of sympathy, and how to talk to difficult people
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wolfwindcollective:

A letter from Keith Haring, to a young Basquiat.
"Satisfy yourself. Don’t do it for anyone else."

wolfwindcollective:

A letter from Keith Haring, to a young Basquiat.

"Satisfy yourself. Don’t do it for anyone else."

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#keith haring #basquiat 

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freepeople:

DIY Desert Terrarium
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#desert #terrarium #succulent #plants #nature #garden 

"The person whom we love is to be recognised only by the intensity of the pain that we suffer."

Marcel Proust, In Search of Lost Time: Within A Budding Grove.  (via lonelinessispornography)

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