Love does not dominate; it cultivates.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe  (via wordsnquotes)

setbabiesonfire:

marxism-leninismkills:

bogleech:

florafaunagifs:

Leaf bug (Phyllium giganteum)

The constant wobbling as they move is a part of their disguise, making it seem as though the “leaf” is only moving because of a light breeze.

If you blow on one it will also shake around in the hopes of matching any actual surrounding leaves

this is a pokemon

Evolution is amazing. It is not what the animal (or plant, in instances) wants, it’s about what it needs, and it is needed because it is ideal for survival in it’s habitat. From it’s exterior likeness of a leaf, to the swaying motions that mimic a leaf in the breeze.. it seems almost too perfect a disguise not to be a conscious decision. But it isn’t. It’s the product of the right hereditary genes being passed down due to the survival of their predecessors, where the ones that were not so keenly disguised by tiny mutations were not fit to survive the predators and conditions of their environment, and the ones that did survive mutated a little more every generation so subtly as to become what they are at present, and to continue to change accordingly in future generations. Life is incredible.

Acceptance looks like a passive state, but in reality it brings something entirely new into this world. That peace, a subtle energy vibration, is consciousness.

— Eckhart Tolle  (via die-thylamide)

declamatory:

andromeda, oil on canvas, 50x50cm, 2013

declamatory:

andromeda, oil on canvas, 50x50cm, 2013

Depression is like a bruise that never goes away. A bruise in your mind. You just got to be careful not to touch it where it hurts. It’s always there, though.

Jeffrey Eugenides, The Marriage Plot (via wordsnquotes)

joyfulandlovelythings:

Driftwood Beach // Jekyll Island, Georgia

joyfulandlovelythings:

Driftwood Beach // Jekyll Island, Georgia

skeletongarden:

it’s sort of funny what happens when you think you’re so sure of something.