Four Billion Years Of Evolution In Six Minutes

Originally posted on ScienceSwitch:
Did we evolve from monkeys or from fish? Well, the first animals to develop a backbone were fishes. So technically, we all evolved from fish, and not from monkeys. Watch this TED Talk as ichthyologist Prosanta Chakrabarty dispels some hardwired myths about evolution, encouraging us to remember that we’re a small part…

David Levithan

Originally posted on The Vale of Soul-Making:
I love you— I do— but I am afraid of making that love too important. Because you’re always going to leave me. We can’t deny it. You’re always going to leave. — David Levithan, Every Day. (Knopf Books for Young Readers; 1st Printing edition, 2012)

Nice to everybody

The more you see how temporary everything is, the more you want to be extremely nice to everybody. Reminders, from today To the war veteran on the wheelchair, sitting outside on a warm day The young woman alone with a child To the young man huddled in the comfort of his cheap phone The beggarContinue reading “Nice to everybody”

“The image does not refer to painting but to something alive..”

Originally posted on Projectoras.com:
Lise Sarfati is a French photographer known for her images of despondence in Russia and comparable the vacuousness of Los Angeles. Sarfati lived in Russia for the duration of the 90s, taking photographs of the homeless and broken youth, before turning her lens onto California for her “On Hollywood” series,…

What is love?

Smile. Sunlight. Beings. The world. The feeling of inclusion. The feeling of everything. The feeling that the heart has no capacity; it’s infinite. The reflection of light on a raindrop. The ray of light through the window. The way a trail of tear meets the curve of the smile. The feeling of being alone onContinue reading “What is love?”