“When you go out into the woods and you look at the trees, you see all these different trees. And some of them are bent, and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens, and some of them are whatever. And you look at the tree and you allow it. You appreciate it. You see why it is the way it is. You sort of understand that it didn’t get enough light and so it turned that way. And you don’t get all emotional about it. You just allow it. You appreciate the tree. The minute you get near humans, you lose all that. And you are constantly saying, “You’re too this, or I’m too this.” That judging mind comes in. And so I practice turning people into trees. Which means appreciating them just the way they are." - Ram Dass
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More photos by John Westrock on Flickr.

This is a photo of a fat spoiled gerbil sleeping next to the only hot water bottle in the house because without it he refused to go back in his cage (think trying to put a cat in a carrier and you’ll get the picture).

Coco Chanel in 1909

Jack Kerouac, Lonesome Traveler

Claude Monet’s garden at Giverny, France



The great-great-great grandchildren of Dickens take a selfie with him on his 202nd birthday.

this is a very important thing that everyone needs to see.

those lil dickens

Puddles by PicFreak42 on Flickr.
"October 19. The inner world can only be experienced, not described."

The Blue Flowers , 1908
Emil Nolde