The sun turns a key in a lock each day
As soon as it crawls out of bed.
Light swings open a door
And the many kinds of love rush out
Onto the infinite green field.
Your soul sometimes plays a note
Against the Sky’s ear that excites
The birds and planets.
Stay close to any sounds
That make you glad you are alive.
Everything in this world is
An invisible wake was created
When God said to His beautiful dead lover,
Hafiz, who will understand you
If you do not explain that last line?
I will sing it this way,
When God said to illusion,
Stay Close to Those Sounds, Hafiz (via legiit)
"Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive."
Hafiz (via kitty-en-classe)
"You are not separate from the whole. You are one with the sun, the earth, the air. You don’t have a life. You are life."
Eckhart Tolle (via delicateswans)
396 photos merged into one image using the lighten blending mode in photoshop. I think this one pretty much covers the colour spectrum of sunsets, lacking only the darker reds. I can’t get enough of this technique!
“Elephants have been known to die of broken hearts if a mate dies. They refuse to eat and will lay down, shedding tears until they starve to death. They refuse all human help.”
omg the tears
oh my. those poor things.
"Too much consistency is as bad for the mind as it is for the body. Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead."
Aldous Huxley (via perfect)
Amazing Everyday Objects Seen by a Scanning Electron Microscope
These amazing images are from the book Microcosmos by Brandon Brill, in which a scanning electron microscope takes images of common everyday objects. Above, from left to right, we see:
- An ant holding a microchip.
- Eyelash hairs growing from skin.
- The surface of a strawberry.
- Household dust, including: cat fur, twisted synthetic and woolen fibers, serrated insect scales, a pollen grain, plant and insect remains.
- A razor blade.
- Rusty metal nail.
- Mushroom spores.