name: jen.
age: twenty-two.
small town girl, livin' in a lonely world.
jesus. hair. making new memories. getting lost. books. art. travelling.
all you need is love ♥

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August 28th "The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it."
Thomas S. Monson (via teenager90s)

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August 27th
August 27th "Maybe it won’t work out. But maybe seeing if it does will be the best adventure ever."
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August 25th "It is never too late to be what you might have been."
George Eliot (via feellng)

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August 25th 
Nature/Love/quotes
August 25th "

My mother once told me that trauma is like Lord of the Rings. You go through this crazy, life-altering thing that almost kills you (like say having to drop the one ring into Mount Doom), and that thing by definition cannot possibly be understood by someone who hasn’t gone through it. They can sympathize sure, but they’ll never really know, and more than likely they’ll expect you to move on from the thing fairly quickly. And they can’t be blamed, people are just like that, but that’s not how it works.

Some lucky people are like Sam. They can go straight home, get married, have a whole bunch of curly headed Hobbit babies and pick up their gardening right where they left off, content to forget the whole thing and live out their days in peace. Lots of people however, are like Frodo, and they don’t come home the same person they were when they left, and everything is more horrible and more hard then it ever was before. The old wounds sting and the ghost of the weight of the one ring still weighs heavy on their minds, and they don’t fit in at home anymore, so they get on boats go sailing away to the Undying West to look for the sort of peace that can only come from within. Frodos can’t cope, and most of us are Frodos when we start out.

But if we move past the urge to hide or lash out, my mother always told me, we can become Pippin and Merry. They never ignored what had happened to them, but they were malleable and receptive to change. They became civic leaders and great storytellers; they we able to turn all that fear and anger and grief into narratives that others could delight in and learn from, and they used the skills they had learned in battle to protect their homeland. They were fortified by what had happened to them, they wore it like armor and used it to their advantage.

It is our trauma that turns us into guardians, my mother told me, it is suffering that strengthens our skin and softens our hearts, and if we learn to live with the ghosts of what had been done to us, we just may be able to save others from the same fate.

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S.T.Gibson (via sarahtaylorgibson)

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August 24th
August 15th fishpun:

mattboythefatboy:

I rolled down a hill while taking a panorama for this one

IT LOOKS LIKE A PUDDLE THAT LEADS INTO AN ALTERNATE WORLD
August 15th
August 15th astronomicalwonders:

A peek into the Tarantula Nebula - 30 Doradus
Like lifting a giant veil, the near-infrared vision of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope uncovers a dazzling new view deep inside the Tarantula Nebula. Hubble reveals a glittering treasure trove of more than 800,000 stars and protostars embedded inside the nebula.
These observations were obtained as part of the Hubble Tarantula Treasury Program. When complete, the program will produce a large catalog of stellar properties, which will allow astronomers to study a wide range of important topics related to star formation.
Credit: NASA/Hubble