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"He showed the words ‘chocolate cake’ to a group of Americans and recorded their word associations. “Guilt” was the top response. If that strikes you as unexceptional, consider the response of French eaters to the same prompt: ‘celebration.’"

-UC Berkeley’s Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto (via darkryemag)

20,651 notes   -  18 September, 2014
When he saw that they were straining at the oars against an adverse wind, he came towards them early in the morning, walking on the sea.

The masses struggle through life thinking faith will be their rowboat, keeping them floating above the chaos. They say, you must look back as you row, moving surely to the swells ahead. But my faith has been a sailboat with tattered boards and lichen on the timbers. The Spirit is in my sails and my Father’s hand is on the rudder. My crew seems to be assembled of the oddest sorts, but we live with and for and in one another, just as the winds live for us. This journey was made for all of us. May we take you aboard? Your arms must be weary, and there is still work to be done, but you are a fool to think you can steer through these swells alone. No one can.

  -  17 September, 2014
"I had to touch you with my hands, I had to taste you with my tongue; one can’t love and do nothing."

-Graham Greene, The End of the Affair (via bestreadamerican)

6,532 notes   -  3 September, 2014
Rapid Jumpers

We are all

Rolling in the water

Floating, flailing

Keeping our heads high

And our noses up

Making believe we are

Basking in oxygen

We bob on lazy rivers

Bursting forwards

Landing in soft streams

Of ignorant complacency

We are not yet jumpers of rapids

The rocks are too high

We cry we cannot see past them

Not even resting on our tiptoes

Yet we must learn

To run rapids

Our souls are stronger

Our unity is an unshakable boat

We must run the rapids

Leave our lazy waters behind

We have no time now

For laziness

We must run the rapids

Dare to be utterly submerged

In a world that we don’t understand

And offers no promise of stopping

For us to gain breath

Dare to surge

We have lost too many

Just sitting in quiet rivers

While the world beyond

Spins in chaos

We must run the rapids

For in the waters we will be changed

We will push forward

We can change our landscapes

And join the oceans of our brothers

7 notes   -  27 August, 2014
"She had studied the universe all her life, but had overlooked its clearest message: For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love."

-Carl Sagan, Contact (via wordsnquotes)

956 notes   -  26 August, 2014
"You are personally responsible for becoming more ethical than the society you grew up in."


Eliezer Yudkowsky 

Being a “product of their times” is no excuse. Never let someone off the hook for bigotry. 

(via toostoked)

(Source: abundance-mine)

201,795 notes   -  26 August, 2014
"Do you know what I need? To escape into the mountains, surrounded by tall trees, I will lay on the moss, and breath in the scent of mushrooms, flowers and wet soil."

-Le’Echappee (via seabois)

610 notes   -  26 August, 2014