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burns on forevermore that quenchless flame, shines on that inextinguishable light!"
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Photo of the Day: Sunbaked Hills

Photography by Sankar Sridhar (Howrah, India); Ladakh Range, India

Rejection might be just the thing your creativity needs to thrive. Research has also shown that rejection can enhance creativity in individuals who embrace it.

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Suddenly you’re ripped into being alive. And life is pain, and life is suffering, and life is horror, but my god you’re alive and its spectacular.

Joseph Campbell (via p1ants)


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American Folk Blues Festival, 1963. An All-Star lineup of blues greats performing live together. Otis Spann on piano takes the first verse, followed by Big Joe Williams on guitar, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Willie Dixon on bass, Lonnie Johnson, Victoria Spivey, Muddy Waters, and finally Memphis Slim takes over the piano and delivers the final verse. 

Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer.
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The stunning Nasir al-mulk Mosque hides a gorgeous secret between the walls of its fairly traditional exterior: stepping inside is like walking into a kaleidoscope of colors. Every day, the rays of the early morning sun shine through colorful stained-glass windows, transforming the halls into a dazzling wonderland of rich hues, patterns, and light that play on the floor of the mosque.

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“Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.”

Anaïs Nin


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Otis Redding

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free
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When the world is bearing down on you, don’t forget to see the beauty that surrounds it. And try to dodge the train.

The next poem will be pulled
from the moonlight;
it will be a falling star
it will be a burning branch.

The next poem will climb down
from the mango tree while
I am dreaming and
sneak away before I wake.

The next poem I will plant
beneath my own skin,
I will stand beneath the rain,
the next poem will bloom.

The next poem I won’t even write
it will descend with the sun,
it will walk with me,
it will become my shadow.

 ||  Maza-Dohta

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"It only seemed appropriate to photograph the Arctic’s incredible natural beauty using a film that is no longer in existence." - Photographer Daniel Zvereff

Many photographers share a fascination with discontinued film stock—shooting on film that’s in danger of extinction seems to lend their work a rare, enchanted flavor. New York–based photographer Daniel Zvereff recently got a hold of some of the last remaining supply of expired Kodak Aerochrome film in 120 format, and he took it to the Arctic—a place as endangered as the film itself. In his photo series, mountains, graveyards, and highways in the brief, verdant Arctic summer are stained in otherworldly pinks and purples. More>