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merrybrides:

If your like most brides you are so busy worrying about planning the perfect wedding, you have not even stopped to consider the scent of your wedding. This is one element you should consider as well-selected fragrances can help create vivid memories of your big day.

Wedding perfume is not simply…

peekasso:

i’m in italia

from George Bowering, “This Time”

poetryeater:

That is still there, though you must go
to the sun alone now for that pace. The mornings
are best, walk in the morning, when the steams
are themselves rising, the sun dogs your heels
at first, you feel two suns, cut as they are
by late ideas of sky here.

***

Leave off question of community, imagined
hereditary, for its building too was of shadows
of men & their makings, a shadow on sons
& grandsons, while you, the great
grandsons, may walk in front of your shadows
yet on this earth packt upward.

explore-blog:

Happy birthday, Miles Davis! Celebrate with this illustrated portrait by Jorge Arevalo.

explore-blog:

Happy birthday, Miles Davis! Celebrate with this illustrated portrait by Jorge Arevalo.

gap:

Styld.by Summer ‘13 
Model and photographer Rachel Marie tunes up her festival style with a Gap tank short dress.
See her full look on Styld-by.com.

gap:

Styld.by Summer ‘13 

Model and photographer Rachel Marie tunes up her festival style with a Gap tank short dress.

See her full look on Styld-by.com.

jtotheizzoe:

Zhangye Danxia - Geology From a Storybook

Long ago, colorful sediments were deposited in western China, layer after layer, century after century. If you were there at the time, you would have seen unremarkable ground, a single hue of dirt no different from a thousand other places on Earth. 

But after thousands and thousands of years subject to the forces of pressure and tectonic movement, the total of those layers has been pushed upward, letting us peek at a rainbow-hued slice of Earth’s past perhaps unmatched on this planet. The planet looks more like the cross-section of a jawbreaker candy than layers of rock in these photos, near Zhangye, China.

The Zhangye formation, not to be confused with this danxia, a UNESCO heritage site, reminds us how our crust is heaved and hurled throughout the ages, a slow evolution that will continue into the distant future. It’s yet another story of Earth’s past, written in stone, but perhaps with the same pen as a fantasy storybook.

Check out more photos from Flickr user Melinda ^..^, and take some time to tour the formation in Google Earth.

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In the end… We are self-perceiving, self-creating, locked-in mirages. We are miracles of self-reference.

In his signature style of intellectual dramatization, Jason Silva explores human consciousness based on the ideas in Douglas Hofstadter’s 1979 classic Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid.

Complement with a historical perspective on what it means to be human.

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Happy birthday, Viktor Frankl! 

explore-blog:

Happy birthday, Viktor Frankl! 

Pretty Spring Centerpiece Idea

merrybrides:

Nothing says spring like pink and green flora sitting sweetly side-by-side.  I love this simple layout and can see it as the backdrop for a spring or summer shower or rehearsal dinner.

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*Photo Courtesy of Wedding Chicks