Efflorescence: In Bloom
It's life and life only.

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At age 18, photographer Mike Brodie left home and train hopped across the US. He spent 3 years documenting his adventures, photographing the vagabonds he met along the way. A selection of the INCREDIBLE photos here.
7 Ingredients for a Happy Life


1. Decide to let go of worry and “what ifs”

2. Work on developing your self-confidence

3. Forgive yourself, and others, and let go of grievances

4. Be open and warm in your relationships

5. Don’t compare yourself with other people

6. Define own success

7. Be optimistic, and keep on persevering.

July 31st, 2014 // 890 notes



Interesting how we’re always hearing how shameful and irresponsible it is to be a teen mom.

But we never hear the same messages directed at teen dads.

Or even the words “teen dad”.

It’s almost like society demonizes women’s sexuality and sexual choices while absolving men of all sexual responsibility and judgement.

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July 31st, 2014 // 58,234 notes


Faerie by goRillA-iNK

~Realm of the Fae~







This will always remain my favorite vintage lesbian art… Do I even have to break it down for you?

I just thought it was a mermaid trapped under ice

If it were just a mermaid trapped under ice, there would be no reason all the skaters above the ice are wearing skirts and are presumably women. also look at that mermaid’s smile she knows what’s up.

the caption says “Are Parisian women becoming more thrifty? Seeing a lot of different types of panties this year!”presumably half those girls are commando or wearing thongs. this is totally lesbian pinup ads.

The main giveaway isn’t even the smile or the skirts, it’s the cigarette. The cigarette’s always been a censorship euphemism for sex (or masturbation as the case may be).
The mystery of how she’s smoking underwater is another matter. :p


How could anyone not see this as a lesbian mermaid?



Skyrim + fairies.
That’s the paradox: the only time most people feel alive is when they’re suffering, when something overwhelms their ordinary, careful armour, and the naked child is flung out onto the world. That’s why the things that are worst to undergo are best to remember. But when that child gets buried away under their adaptive and protective shells—he becomes one of the walking dead, a monster. Ted Hughes (via soredemonao)
July 16th, 2014 // 3 notes
Before you say yes, get him angry. See him scared, see him wanting, see him sick. Stress changes a person. Find out if he drinks and if he does, get him drunk - you’ll learn more about his sober thoughts. Discover his addictions. See if he puts you in front of them. You can’t change people, baby girl. If they are made one way, it doesn’t just wear off. If you hate how he acts when he’s out of it now, you’re going to hate it much worse eight years down the road. You might love him to bits but it doesn’t change that some people just don’t fit.

inkskinned, “My father’s recipe for the man I should marry” (via partygirlmeltdown)

omg this me i said this thing

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July 9th, 2014 // 202,396 notes
There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.

Carl Jung (via bicklandia)

That’s what I keep saying. No one listens.

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July 4th, 2014 // 31 notes