For a lover of trees, and the light that sprinkles through their leaves, this was finally ticked off my unofficial life bucket list. The Angel Oak. Nice to meet you my friend. (at The Angel Oak - 1500 Year Old Live Oak)

Senseless governments, in the name of growth and development allow mining companies to recklessly destroy old forests for profits. And they talk about afforestation programs to compensate for the loss of forests. Can they bring back just one tree like this one?

“she blinded me with a smile
and I read it with my lips
in gentle braille”
“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.”
— F. Scott Fitzgerald (via seabois)

(via dominicmatthew)

“I didn’t say I liked it. I said it fascinated me. There is a great difference.”
— Oscar Wilde, adapted from The Picture of Dorian Gray  (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

(via dominicmatthew)

“The one group that is treated with exceptional grace is consumers. They get low prices and great service. But this relationship is increasingly feudal, with low prices and great service as the benefits I get for surrendering my liberties to Jeff Bezos. I may get excellent prices on my Kindle, but I am now a renter of those books. I can’t lend them to my girlfriend any more, unless Amazon says I can. Amazon can take them away at any point. It knows every page I’ve read, everything I’ve highlighted, it knows what I might want to buy. It knows what I’ve watched on Amazon prime, where I’ve lived, what I buy on a regular basis, whether I’m price sensitive, an impulsive buyer, what I might be selling. Amazon knows, and at any point can exert power.”
“Pain is a horribly wonderful gift.”
— Bryant McGill (via bryantmcgill)

Framed — Narasipura Lake, Vidyaranyapura, Bangalore.

“Social media is a never-ending hurricane of fleeting trends.”
— Bryant McGill

(via 2turtlestumbling)

It’s high time to ask our governments why they don’t take climate change seriously. Why they still try to justify and push for unclean energy sources like coal, gas, large dams and nuclear power while viable alternative energy sources like wind and solar must be given highest priority.