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Cinnabar and Dolomite - Idria Mine, Slovenia

tea farm spring by ceciliach

Attabad Lake, Pakistan | Riyan Babu

Trachys troglodytiformis Obenberger, 1918 by nikolarahme on Flickr.

Elora, Interior of Indur Subha with Figure of Indra 

Artist: Samuel Bourne
Artist Bio: British, 1834 - 1912
Creation Date: 1869
Process: albumen printMuseum of Photographic Arts Collections
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Ondria Hardin in “The Coming Of The Wind Talkers” by Boo George for Vogue Japan, May 2014
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1847 Early Victorian Locket Signet Ring, 14K Gold, Erie Basin

Mark Rothko, Green Over Blue, 1956."I’m not an abstractionist. I’m not interested in the relationship of color or form or anything else. I’m interested only in expressing basic human emotions: tragedy, ecstasy, doom, and so on."

Remembering Rothko
"Silence is so accurate." — Mark Rothko 
The artist was born Marcus Rothkowitz on this day in 1903, in Dvinsk. His family left Russia and settled in Portland, OR, in 1913. It was towards the late 1940s and 1950s, that he painted the works for which he is best known for: blocks of color in luminous washes that create large, contemplative forms on canvas.
Rothko also spent several years concentrating on works for a chapel in Houston, reinforcing his unwavering belief in the spiritual and emotional qualities of Abstract Art. In 1970, Rothko, who suffered from depression, took his own life.

Rothko’s No 14 is on view at SFMOMA. 

Vogue FR - Marie-Sophie Wilson & Helena Christensen - Montmartre - 1991 (via Photos PETER LINDBERGH)

How To Tell If Somebody Loves You:

Somebody loves you if they pick an eyelash off of your face or wet a napkin and apply it to your dirty skin. You didn’t ask for these things, but this person went ahead and did it anyway. They don’t want to see you looking like a fool with eyelashes and crumbs on your face. They notice these things. They really look at you and are the first to notice if something is amiss with your beautiful visage!

Somebody loves you if they assume the role of caretaker when you’re sick. Unsure if someone really gives a shit about you? Fake a case of food poisoning and text them being like, “oh my god, so sick. need water.” Depending on their response, you’ll know whether or not they REALLY love you. “That’s terrible. Feel better!” earns you a stay in friendship jail; “Do you need anything? I can come over and bring you get well remedies!” gets you a cozy friendship suite. It’s easy to care about someone when they don’t need you. It’s easy to love them when they’re healthy and don’t ask you for anything beyond change for the parking meter. Being sick is different. Being sick means asking someone to hold your hair back when you vomit. Either love me with vomit in my hair or don’t love me at all.

Somebody loves you if they call you out on your bullshit. They’re not passive, they don’t just let you get away with murder. They know you well enough and care about you enough to ask you to chill out, to bust your balls, to tell you to stop. They aren’t passive observers in your life, they are in the trenches. They have an opinion about your decisions and the things you say and do. They want to be a part of it; they want to be a part of you.

Somebody loves you if they don’t mind the quiet. They don’t mind running errands with you or cleaning your apartment while blasting some annoying music. There’s no pressure, no need to fill the silences. You know how with some of your friends there needs to be some sort of activity for you to hang out? You don’t feel comfortable just shooting the shit and watching bad reality TV with them. You need something that will keep the both of you busy to ensure there won’t be a void. That’s not love. That’s “hey babe! i like you okay. do you wanna grab lunch? i think we have enough to talk about to fill two hours!” It’s a damn dream when you find someone you can do nothing with. Whether you’re skydiving together or sitting at home and doing different things, it’s always comfortable. That is fucking love.

Somebody loves you if they want you to be happy, even if that involves something that doesn’t benefit them. They realize the things you need to do in order to be content and come to terms with the fact that it might not include them. Never underestimate the gift of understanding. When there are so many people who are selfish and equate relationships as something that only must make them happy, having someone around who can take their needs out of any given situation if they need to.

Somebody loves you if they can order you food without having to be told what you want. Somebody loves you if they rub your back at any given moment. Somebody loves you if they give you oral sex without expecting anything back. Somebody loves you if they don’t care about your job or how much money you make. It’s a relationship where no one is selling something to the other. No one is the prostitute. Somebody loves you if they’ll watch a movie starring Kate Hudson because you really really want to see it. Somebody loves you if they’re able to create their own separate world with you, away from the internet and your job and family and friends. Just you and them.

Somebody will always love you. If you don’t think this is true, then you’re not paying close enough attention.


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Dedication to the real friends, family and close people in my life, so grateful <3 

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George William Joy (1844-1925) - Mary of Bethany 
Oil On Canvas, 119 x 71 cm

Mary of Bethany (Judeo-Aramaic מרים, Maryām, rendered Μαρία, Maria, in the Koine Greek of the New Testament; form of Hebrew מִרְיָם, Miryām, or Miriam, “wished for child”, “bitter” or “rebellious”) is a biblical figure described in the Gospels of John and Luke in the Christian New Testament. Together with her siblings Lazarus and Martha, she is described by John as living in the village of Bethany near Jerusalem; in Luke only the two sisters, living in an unnamed village, are mentioned. Most Christian commentators have been ready to assume that the two sets of sisters named as Mary and Martha are the same, though this is not conclusively stated in the Gospels, and the proliferation of New Testament “Marys” is notorious.
Medieval Western Christianity identified Mary of Bethany with Mary Magdalene and with the sinful woman of Luke 7:36-50. This was reflected in the liturgy of the Roman Rite until its revision in 1969. In Eastern Christianity and some Protestant traditions they have always been considered separate persons.  The Orthodox Church has its own traditions regarding Mary of Bethany’s life beyond the gospel accounts.