Collecting Beauty

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Now I am quietly waiting for the catastrophe of my personality to seem beautiful again, and interesting, and modern.
by Frank O’Hara (via theglasschild)
Some people look for a beautiful place, others make a place beautiful.
by Hazrat Inayat Khan (via theglasschild)

(Source: lazyyogi, via theglasschild)

New York City by David Drese

(Source: wolverxne, via of-goldtrinketsanddulledcrystals)

What you feel only matters to you. It’s what you do to the people you love. That’s what matters. That’s the only thing that counts.
by The Last Kiss (via theglasschild, quotewhore)

Revised - Lightning over Tampa by James Cundiff | (Website)
Enthusiastic people are the ones who actually get things done in this world. Enthusiasm is what turns any idea into reality. And enthusiasm is linked closely with happiness.
by  Roy Sheppard (via theglasschild, quotewhore)


"Queen of kings " by Nyree Mackenzie for Moustache magazine

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Photographer/ Creative Director: by Nyree Mackenzie Nyree Photo
Model: Gisèle Pletzer
Stylist / Fashion Director: Tamzen Holland Fashion-Stylist

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Pleasure is the only thing one should live for, nothing ages like happiness.
by Oscar Wilde (via observando)


Camping at Mourne Mountains (august 2014)

[Part II]

Today we hiked up Mourne mountains, stepping step-by-step on rocks that littered the entire mountain’s skin as well as grape-sized sheep poo. The boys named a stray sheep we spotted in the forest yesterday Hobo, and today, they shouted out that name at every sheep we saw in hope for a response, and indeed, received one most of the time. 

It was windy, but thankfully not wet as all I had was a cotton hoodie that wrapped two layers of clothes inside. We came across rivers and creeks, and even tried drinking some from our cupped hands. Again, like the trip to Cavehill, it took us less time than expected to arrive at the top. 

The hike was not easy, but as I looked down from the top, I could see our tent as a tiny speck in the distance and awed at how far we had gone. The mountains had appeared to be massive from below and I’d imagined the climb to be much longer than what it took us. Nevertheless, it was really windy up there and we took shelter behind a stone-piled wall. I wondered how the wall had managed to stand for so long seeing that there was no concrete whatsoever in-between the stones to hold them in place, and yet, the wall even appeared to run along the slopes and dips of the mountains. 

The boys wanted to go higher, and as much as I wanted to see more, I was a bit too tired and cold by then to go any further so I sat on some stone steps and waited for them. When they returned, we started making our way down and it was then that a wave of rain and wind hit. We hurried to the stone wall and huddled behind it, snacked on some of the food we brought while waiting for the rain to clear then made our way down.

The thing with hiking is descending takes longer than ascending. After many windy turns and careful steps, we were back to where we had begun. We went to the cafe at the reception to have some warm drinks and I took a shower after that and felt much fresher than I had been in a long time. 



We’re the generation of women who will teach their sons to act respectfully instead of teaching our daughters to beware

This is everything I stand for.

(via likeneelyohara)


“I love myself.’

― Nayyirah Waheed


photographs from a trip to upstate new york, april 2013


Being in healthy relationships means choosing to invest your time in people who nourish your heart and mind. Commitment, then, is only healthy when what you’re committed to is committed to your well-being.
by LB, A Few Things About Love (via hopefisch)

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