"You are in an in-between,
in a world with no memories,
so forget your hands and what
they’ve done before.
Forget your fingers.
Float in this kingdom.

Be the kind of brave you’ve only ever read about
in books, then be braver than that.

Be boneless, but keep your spine.
Bend and bend and bend yourself
into a bridge that you haven’t burned yet,
then cross it.

You are more than you thought you were.
Unbroken and perfect,
healing like the bruise on your knee,
singing like a hymn where the only
words are
“I saved myself.”

Swallow the old world.
Swallow the darkest it’s ever been
and then keep it down until it
surrenders.
You are here now.

You are here and you are
the forgiveness in every mouth.
You are here, and you are glowing
like early morning.

Welcome back. Welcome home."
Caitlyn Siehl, You Are Here (via alonesomes)
fleck-tesseract:

MARS
Named after the god of war, Mars was known to the Ancient Chinese as ‘The Fire Star’.
Please help this new collection become a reality- see the full series and buy prints here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1623436576/celestial-cities

fleck-tesseract:

MARS

Named after the god of war, Mars was known to the Ancient Chinese as ‘The Fire Star’.

Please help this new collection become a reality- see the full series and buy prints here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1623436576/celestial-cities

"Try to live your life in a way that you will not regret years of useless virtue, and inertia, and timidity. Take up the battle. Take it up! It’s yours. This is your life. This is your world."
"The sea is the cruelest lover."

"October arrived, spreading a damp chill over the grounds and into the castle. Madam Pomfrey, the nurse, was kept busy by a sudden spate of colds among the staff and students. Raindrops the size of bullets thundered on the castle windows for days on end; the lake rose, the flower beds turned into muddy streams, and Hagrid’s pumpkins swelled to the size of garden sheds."
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (via spinals)

everythingsparklywhite:

Elizabeth Stuart

"I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."
L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables  (via thesoutherly)
"All the stars were falling: Aslan had called them home."
C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle (via theclivechronicles)

sixpenceee:

A graduate student has created the first man-made biological leaf. It absorbs water and carbon dioxide to produce oxygen just like a plant. He did this by suspending chloroplasts in a mixture made out of silk protein. He believed it can be used for many things but the most striking one is the thought that it could be used for long distance space travel. Plants do not grow in space, but this synthetic material can be used to produce oxygen in a hostile environment. (Video)