Atmospheres of intelligence and quiet beauty

I'm Wendy,
I live in Austin, Texas but my heart is in Mexico.
My whole life revolves around love, the desire to explore past my imagination and
to live a life of material simplicity and spiritual complexity.
I enjoy caffeine, days wasted away laying on my hammock reading poetry, dancing in my underwear and naked if no one is looking, sitting by the lake, beach or any body of water and imagining what beauitful life lies beneath the surface, and lastly making an effort to keep peace, laughter and love in my world and in the life of the people who surround me. Like everyone, I have the soul of a bird, the desire to travel and experience everything this beautiful world has to offer. I want to fall in and out of love one million times because once is never enough.

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A town known as the “town of books”, Hay-on-Wye is located on the Welsh / English border in the United Kingdom and is a bibliophile’s sanctuary.

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Happy International Women’s Day!

Please take a look at this trailer for Sepideh, a documentary which follows the life of a young girl in Iran who dreams of becoming an astronaut.

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2014: the year celeb ladies stopped putting up with media bullshit and it was beautiful

Always reblog this.  ALWAYS.


"I hope they ask about me & I hope you tell them you fucked up."

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Mazzy Star - Hair and Skin

"Nothing will ruin your 20’s more than thinking you should have your life together already."

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Full Metal Jacket, 1987

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"Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing."

- Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird (via vvolare)

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Knowledge about plants that can cure or harm has been prized, and feared, for hundreds of years. In this enchanted book, you’ll find out which poisons are produced by which plants, and flip the pages to reveal history and folklore. 
Read the Enchanted Book now, and come see The Power of Poison before it closes August 10!

"Light" and "Dark" in Spirituality


Fuck Light and Dark, Up and Down, In and Out, Good and Evil; if you haven’t done sufficient inner work to realize that both exist within each of us, and you haven’t reconciled the polarities within yourself, you encounter a problem that everyone else sees:

  • People who are…

The American DreamIts a phrase everyone knows and uses but what exactly does it mean ? For me it is, or should be, about more than just material wealth although that’s often part of it. I understand it as an aspiration to a society where everyone has equal opportunity and freedom to achieve their goals in life through hard work and determination regardless of race, religion or background. It offers the promise that where you end up can be determined by your own abilities and hard work and not any kind of class structure, privilege or inherited wealth.The operative word in the phrase, though, is ‘dream’ because it is certainly not a reality for many Americans. The homeless and hungry on the streets are not living the same dream as those in gilded mansions enjoying obscene amounts of inherited wealth. Although some prosper in a free-for-all society many more fall by the wayside because the system demands that for every winner there are very many losers. Even if you subscribe to its crude ‘survival of the fittest’ ethic it is a fact that there has never been a level playing field from which to make that harsh selection. Wealth, background, race and gender have always had a profound, determining effect on opportunity and success in America. Its worse than that though. The American dream cannot possibly function without good social mobility. Its credibility stands or falls on that. However the inequalities that have always existed in American society are not diminishing and in fact the gap between the richest and poorest has actually increased in recent years. The ‘dream’ is therefore not even working in its own limited terms because social mobility from generation to generation is now actually worse in the US than it was in the past and worse than in other ‘rich’ countries like France, Germany and the UK. Less of a ‘dream’ and more of an ‘illusion’So if the ‘American Dream’ is flawed and failing is there a better way ? Substituting ‘social conscience’ for ‘selfishness’ would be a good start. The mark of a civilized society is not how much the strong or greedy can grab for themselves but how well it treats its weakest members. America is currently materially the richest country in the world, but most of that wealth is concentrated in the hands of a tiny fraction of its people. It is rich enough, if its colossal wealth were shared in an equitable or even slightly rational way, to provide good homes and education and medical care for *all* of its citizens but it chooses not to do that at present. For many the creation of a fairer society would be a much greater and more noble ‘American Dream’, but those who control the country will not easily allow that to happen. Wealth equals power and it is plain that the system operates for the benefit and perpetuation of that power. For the very few rather than for all. Whatever strengths the ‘American Dream’ vision of society may have had when the country was raw and developing, something seems to have gone badly wrong.Bill Clinton said ..”We need a new spirit of community, a sense that we are all in this together, or the American Dream will continue to wither. Our destiny is bound up with the destiny of every other American.”  Nothing has changed for the better since he said that a long time ago, in fact its got a lot worse. For a great many people, the poor, the sick, the unemployed, the dream has become a nightmare.That’s how it will remain until politicians start to listen to the dreams of Americans.Ellie

"Don’t you dare
Shrink yourself
For someone else’s comfort -
Do not become small
For people who refuse to grow."

- m.v., Advice to my future daughter, #2. (via cityandcolourblind)

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look at this cat he’s so happy with his leaf i think we should all be more like this cat